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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:52 PM
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World reacts angrily (Tancredo's threats against Muslim holy sites)
By M.E. Sprengelmeyer
Rocky Mountain News
WASHINGTON - From Turkey, from Russia and from the desk of Howard Dean - angry reaction to Rep. Tom Tancredo's threat against Muslim holy sites came from around the world Tuesday.In Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul blasted Tancredo's comments suggesting the United States could "take out" holy sites, including Mecca, if Islamic terrorists detonated nuclear bombs in U.S. cities.

"This was nothing but a fanatic speaking completely personally, irresponsibly and without thought of how far his statements would reach or what kind of problems they would create," Gul said, according to an Anatolia news agency report quoted by The Associated Press.

Despite an international outcry, the Colorado Republican continued to stand by his comments Tuesday, saying he did not intend to offend moderate Muslims during last week's interview with Florida radio talk show host Pat Campbell.>>>snip

Ironically, on the day Turkey's foreign minister was blasting Tancredo in Ankara, his country's U.S. ambassador, Osman Faruk Logoglu, had a prearranged meeting to talk to Tancredo about legislation pending in the International Relations Committee.>>>snip




http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8639260/
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:53 PM
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1. Jeez....I don't know why they would.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:53 PM by tx_dem41
:eyes:
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bspence Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:54 PM
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2. Why don't we blow up his church for making that comment?
How can he say that he doesn't want to offend moderate muslims by blowing up Mecca? If we blow up his church, I'm sure the moderate christians will understand and not be offended, right?

What a douche bag.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:17 PM
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15. He's not really a churchy kinda guy.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 07:17 PM by donco6
More a Nazi kinda guy.

Let's blow up Berlin!

Makes about as much sense.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:01 PM
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3. Tancredo's such a dick
Why is it the only time I ever hear anything from or about this guy it's 'cause he's spouting off his racist or xenophobic views? Being anti-immigrant seems to be his only real issue he advocates in Congress, and he seems to have really made a name for himself doing this.

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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:03 PM
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4. Anti-immigration may be his only real issue
But it gets him the votes from those good people in his district, what do you think that says about the voters who support him?
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:07 PM
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6. He's from Littleton which has a high school called Columbine
Ring any school bells? What a dick.
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:06 PM
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5. Wonder how his constituents serving in Iraq feel about that...
Or, do they count?
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PunkPop Donating Member (847 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:13 PM
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7. Republicans: They're Not Just for Pissing off Americans Anymore
or

Taking Their Culture War to the Whole World

or

Fucking With People The Whole Planet Over

With these numbnuts I guess I could go on forever...
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:23 PM
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10. Are Republicans really Americans or just New World Order citizens?
Because the country they say they represent isn't the one I represent.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:14 PM
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8. Ignorant1 Vicious and Dangerous..n/t
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Patty Diana Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:52 PM
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17. How bout maybe they're all just a bunch of IGNORANT fuckers
who enjoy threatening and killing people. They also love to laugh at other peoples misfortunes. God how I despise these Fuckers!!!!!
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:21 PM
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9. lessons in how to make friends and influence people.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:26 PM
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11. Has Dick Durbin apologized again yet?
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:41 PM
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12. Hahaha
Good one.
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Payne Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:01 PM
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13. You know whats sad
The sad thing is a $H!+load of Repubs actually think like this.For instances I remember somebody on Free Republic saying that we should nuke a arabic city everytime one of our troops gets killed.Sure @$$hole i'm sure our dead would just love mass murder and genocide being commited in their name.Stuff like this is the main reason i'm a Dem,could you imagine if someone like Tom Tancredo or those crazies at Free Republic got into power.
:scared: :nuke:
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:08 PM
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14. What Towns did our Home grown terriorist come from? I guess we need to...
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 06:33 PM by IChing
Nuke them also.

PENDLETON, NY-- Mc Veigh
Kansas--------- Nichoals
Topton, North Carolina Eric Rudolf

I think those places ought to pay also :sarcasm:
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:41 PM
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16. Don't forget Clayton Waagoner
Recently convicted for sending anthrax hoaxes to women's clinics and threatening to kill doctors.

Buford Furrow, Jr., who shot six people and killed one, including an attack on a Jewish day care center.

Benjamin Smith, from the World Church of the Creator, who shot several and killed two
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:43 PM
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25. Damn , We have more bombing targets. n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:55 PM
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18. Our government uses our tax money to broadcast Limbaugh around the world
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:01 PM by IanDB1
(On the Armed Forces Radio Network)and Limbaugh says even worse.

Limbaugh touted "Club G'itmo, the Muslim resort"

As part of a new "advertising campaign" for the U.S. detention facility at Guantnamo Bay, Cuba, radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested touting the facility as "Club G'itmo, the Muslim resort," a "tropical paradise down there where Muslim extremists and terrorist wannabes can get together for rest and relaxation." On his website, he is even selling "Club G'itmo" T-shirts that read "I Got My Free Koran and Prayer Rug at G'itmo," "Your Tropical Retreat from the Stress of Jihad," "My Mullah went to Club G'itmo and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt," and "What Happens in G'itmo Stays in G'itmo."

More:
http://mediamatters.org/items/200506170004
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:25 PM
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19. since this is supported by the military and the state dept.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:26 PM by IChing
You have no need to wonder what our official message is transmitting to the world;
All Frankin has asked that either his show or AAR would be broadcast as a balance.

The world is listening and watching and has been for many years.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:16 AM
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26. They hate us for our blowhards
They listen to Limbaugh and they watch Bill O'Reilly.

If I lived in an Arab country, and those two were my picture of America, I'd be making IEDs in my basement.
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Puzzler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:34 PM
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20. Hey... I thought that Newsweek...
... had blood on its hands for the publishing of the Koran-flushing article? Well according to the Repugs it did.

So if we accept Repug logic (which is hard to do I know), and apply it to Tancredo, then shouldn't he be condemned by the very same people too?


-P
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:38 PM
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21. The world already loves us for our democracy! nt
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:17 PM
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22. What if a Muslim says Texas should be bombed
because of what the U.S. did to Iraq? It is no less inflammatory.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 PM
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23. Do you think Republicans will EVER realize how out of touch they are and
how demented they sound to the rest of the world?
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Slyder Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:36 PM
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24. Bomb Colorado Springs
The next time one of the RW terrorists bombs or shoots up a women's clinic, and when captured say they were inspired by the writings of Dr. Dobson, how about we just nuke Colorado Springs? Or the next time a Catholic priest molests an altar boy, we just nuke Rome. Makes about as much sense as Tancredo's comment!

This American Christian disavows Tancredo's remarks and urges that his constituents demand his resignation from public life. The man obviously has the sense of a cockroach. I am angry at how Tancredo soils the America I know and love. He has as good as spit on the flag and done this nation dishonor.

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