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Submitted by John W McGinley (United States), Feb 9, 2005 at 11:42

I celebrate your committment to detail and you commitment to truth in your article.

Further, to have such commitments IN A PUBLIC WAY and dealing with this Islamist terror threat marks you as a courageous person. Your very examples demonstrate the danger you however face.

Concerning the "Beltway snipers," however, I beg to differ. To be sure, the older man involved had militant Muslim ideation in his psychic make-up. But his primary motivation was good old-fashioned vengeance against a former wife. That is to set up a pattern of random killings of significant proportions so that when he killed his wife -- so goes his hope -- no one would make the connection to him.

John w. McGinley
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