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Tamimi vs Crowley

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Submitted by Steven L (United States), Jul 29, 2005 at 12:43

For people like Tamimi, speech (or writing) is action and he should, according to US laws, be put in front of a Jury for his actions. This is verbal terrorism. There is no fine line for these "leaders of extrem Islam". They have crossed the line too many times.

One of the major negative attributes of "Democracies" is INERTIA. How much violence do we need to see across the street until we feel threatened? It is a matter of preception or illusion.

A critical mass needs to be put into motion in order to mobilize a democratic country and the personal interests that are always a major factor to overcome (Charles de Gaul and Chirac said that so well and openly).

We always claim that we cannot judge people for their intentions but only for their actions.

This is not anymore an issue of freedom of speech but freedom of destructive behavior.

What is this country of LIBERALs and LEFTISTS waiting for. The answer appears very simple, until they become the victims they do not see the need to be involved. The price to pay will get many fold greater.

How much hindsight do we need? What about the clearsightedness of our leaders!

That is not to say that the Western world is at all innocent. There is a lot we can, need and must do.

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