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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-18-08 06:35 PM
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2. It doesn't surprise me in the least....
...that the Fundies in their hour of desperation have turned to outright liars to stoke the flames of intolerance and fear. From a NYT article last week:

The three men were invited as part of a weeklong conference on terrorism organized by cadets at the academys Colorado Springs campus under the auspices of the political science department. The three will be paid a total of $13,000 for their appearance, some of it from private donors, said Maj. Brett Ashworth, a spokesman for the academy. The three were invited because they offered a unique perspective from inside terrorism, Major Ashworth said. The conference is to result in a report on methods to combat terrorism that will be sent to the Pentagon, members of Congress and other influential officials, he added.

Prof. Douglas Howard, who teaches the history of the modern Middle East at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., heard Mr. Saleem speak last November at the college and said he thought the three were connected to several major Christian evangelical organizations. It was just an old time gospel hour Jesus can change your life, he changed mine, Mr. Howard said. That is mixed in with Watch out America, wake up America, the danger of Islam is here.

Mr. Howard said his doubts about their authenticity grew after stories like the Golan Heights saga as well as something on Mr. Saleems Web site along the lines that he was descended from the grand wazir of Islam. The grand wazir of Islam is a nonsensical term, Mr. Howard said.

Arab-American civil rights organizations question why, at a time when the United States government has vigorously moved to jail or at least deport anyone with a known terrorist connection, the three men, if they are telling the truth, are allowed to circulate freely. A spokesman for the F.B.I. said there were no warrants for their arrest.

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- The Air Force Academy has been completely taken over by the Dominionists. And the Dems will have to shut it down before long. Because anything less than that, and the roaches will just find hiding places and remain there until conditions are more favorable for them to come back out.....
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