Re: Aid for Afghanistan)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 23:33:23 MST

John Clark wrote:
> Samantha Atkins <> Wrote:
> >I think it is bullshit to claim that WTC, horrific as it was, was part of a
> >worldwide plot to turn the US into a Muslim theocracy.
> Let's take the drastic step of actually looking at some facts, namely
> quotations from Mr. Osama bin Laden:

There is a vast difference between him saying these things and
there actually being a worldwide plot afoot to destroy us. I
believe it is dangerous to wrongly assume that he does have
enough weight with enough Muslims to actually be that credible a
threat. Of course it would be dangerous to wrongly assume that
he does not if in fact he is able to make good on this threat.
One way of playing right into his hands is to assume that all or
most fundamentalist Moslems are our enemy. If anything could
trigger a real jihad it would be acting from that assumption
widely enough.

- samantha

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