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Reader comment on item: [Mosque Mischief and] Counting Mosques

Submitted by Anne S. (United States), Nov 10, 2005 at 11:38

Counting mosques is a fine practice if that is how the FBI truly believes they will catch terrorists. Unfortunately, most mosques are places where people go to pray, listen to the Imam on Friday (equivalent of church on Sunday), and sometimes get together for dinners or other programs. The amount of major terrorist planning going on in the average American mosque is little to none. Also, Americans like to lump all Muslims into one category of extremism. I wonder if all Christians would like to be lumped in with Timothy McVey (who blew up a building, murdering people in the name of God), Eric Rudolph (again, murdering in the name of God), the leaders of the Salem witch trials (killing supposed witches with very little evidence in the name of God), and so many other murderers and militant Christians acting "in the name of God?" The FBI is on a witch hunt now. They should concentrate on gathering some useful intelligence and find some real bad guys because chances are, they're not in a mosque in Michigan or Georgia.

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