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Terrorism, Europe and the Ku Klux Klan

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Submitted by Octavio (Italy), Dec 18, 2006 at 07:41

If we talk about terrorism, then the Ku Klux Klan was a terrorist organization, and David Duke was a terrorist, or knew about acts of terrorism. The Ku Klux Klan hanged black men, bombed churches, burned houses. Even the fact of covering their faces was terrorist. And David Duke grew up in that organization, he was indeed the leader of a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, David Duke might agree with some Europeans about mass immigration. It is different: The USA has got Mexican and Latin America immigration, whereas we have Muslim immigration. Zaki, what you are saying is that, if a European is skeptical about opening up our borders, then he is like his American counter-parts of the Ku Klux Klan. I know you didn't really say that, but a lot of people use that argument. If we Europeans fear mass immigration, then we are the European equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan. Well, unless something is done about our borders, Europe will be invaded by millions of people who want to come here. Let us look at the facts: Arabian nations have got stong anti-imigration policies; Iran does; India will never allow you in, unless you have a VISA; China has certainly got some very tough anti-immigration policies; Japan is even tougher than China. Yet, nobody has ever said that the Arabian nations, Iran, India, China and Japan are like the Ku Klux Klan.

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