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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:34 PM
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Now this is interesting: Conscience and Terrorism

I call upon the American people to stand beside their brothers, the Iraqi people, who are suffering an injustice by your rulers and the occupying army, to help them in the transfer of power to honest Iraqis. Otherwise, Iraq will be another Vietnam for America and the occupiers.

This plea, from the popular Shiite leader Sheik Muqtada al-Sadr, is notable on several counts. First, he appeals to our conscience our sense of justice as well as our prudence. Second, he addresses us as brothers, not infidels. (Dale Carnegie would admire his Islamic tact.) Third, he doesnt threaten us with retaliation in our homeland; he merely asks us to get our government out of his homeland. Otherwise, he warns, Iraq will become another big problem for us like Vietnam.


I didn't know, nor have I heard, this speech by Al-Sadr. I wonder why?
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