Why Al-Qaeda is Endorsing McCain

“Al Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election.” So reads a website closely associated with Al-Qaeda, according … Continued

“Al Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election.”

So reads a website closely associated with Al-Qaeda, according to Nick Kristof in his Sunday New York Times column.

It’s no surprise that Bin Laden and his henchman are watching the American election (any bets on the cable channel they prefer?). But their presidential pick probably raised some eyebrows. I spent a good part of my Sunday wondering why they chose McCain.

I dismissed the idea that Bin Laden actually wants the rendez-vous that McCain promises at the Gates of Hell. I think the terrorist is probably pretty scared of the old Navy fighter pilot in a mano-a-mano situation.

Joe Nye, a former Clinton Administration official, makes an important point in the article: “From their perspective, a continuation of Bush policies is good for recruiting.”

But I think Kristof hits the nail right on the head when he compares McCain’s position to other mistakes made in recent American history:

“During the cold war, the American ideological fear of communism led us to mistake every muddle-headed leftist for a Soviet pawn. Our myopia helped lead to catastrophe in Vietnam. In the same way today, an exaggerated fear of ‘Islamofascism’ elides a complex reality and leads us to overreact and damage our own interests.”

Bin Laden has been an amazing failure in attracting Muslims to his call for an all-out war against the West. Almost no Muslims want that war, and even fewer are actually willing to fight in it.

So Al-Qaeda has gone to Plan B: create the illusion that more than a tiny handful of Muslims are engaged in this battle. That’s one of the reasons that Al-Qaeda chooses respectable members of a society – engineers, doctors – to carry out attacks.

But illusions are only successful when the audience gets duped. Too many McCain supporters have bought the Al-Qaeda line.

Consider the Clarion Fund, who sent 28 million copies of a Muslim-hating film called Obsession to households in swing states in a clear attempt to influence the election in favor of McCain. I’ve written elsewhere about how this film has made people afraid of their Muslim neighbors

But even more importantly, it makes all of us less secure. Because as our suspicions are cast upon our law-abiding Muslim neighbors, genuine terrorists might slip through.

If Al-Qaeda really thinks a McCain administration would both boost real recruiting AND help advertise the illusion that all Muslims are the enemy, it’s no wonder they are pulling for him.

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  • Sidney3

    Again, the big question is how are non-Muslims faring in 57 intolerant Islamic nations? They are faring much worse than our Muslim neighbors here.Almost wiped out in Iraq, Afghanistan, pakistan and jailed for carrying a bible in land of the prophet (mohamed) Saudi Arabia.When will we see Muslim intellectuals question deplorable human rights in Islamic nations?

  • hsnkhwj

    Sidney3 Author Profile Page:”Again, the big question is how are non-Muslims faring in 57 intolerant Islamic nations? They are faring much worse than our Muslim neighbors here.”******************************************************************************So, what do we do now? Show the video of Obsession to millions of people in America? Dig deeper into the hole we are in? What will McCain Presidency do? That is the central question of the author we are discussing here.

  • hsnkhwj

    Here is an interesting paragraph from the Letters to the Editor page in the New York Times today:”When Mr. Gaddo and Mr. McFarlane rehash “stay the course” arguments, however, they don’t note the long history of Middle Eastern occupation by white Europeans. The military occupation of Iraq has convinced many Middle Eastern Muslims that we are just the latest colonial power bent on domination of land, wealth and resources, namely oil.”Is there a way to improve America’s standing in the community of nations?The answer from Sen Obama: Speak to them.

  • Athena4

    This was not an “Al Qaeda endorsement”. It was just some discussion on an Al Qaeda-related Internet board. Take it with a grain of salt.Why did these guys think that McCain would be better for their cause than Obama? Because McCain would keep our troops in Iraq. Like it or not, our extended stay in Iraq has been great for Al Qaeda recruitment. Not only that, but it’s taken the focus off of the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, where they’ve had a chance to regroup. Obama would pull our troops out of Iraq and use them to pursue Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

  • faithfulservant3

    The bible says:”If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peacably with all men” ( Romans 12:18).”Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:18).”They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks, nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore (Isaiah 2:4).”The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb…They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain” (Isaiah 11:6, 9).Jesus Christ is the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6)…therefore “imitate Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1).

  • hsnkhwj

    CAIR-LA WINS JUDGMENT AGAINST THEATER THAT CANCELED SCREENING – TOP(ANAHEIM, CA, 10/27/08) The Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) announced today that it won a judgment against Starplex Cinemas, which cancelled a contract with the Muslim civil rights group after caving in to right-wing pressure three days before a scheduled screening of the documentary “USA vs. Al-Arian” in April of this year.Right-wing groups demanded that the theater not screen the documentary, which highlights the injustices faced by former Florida professor Dr. Sami Al-Arian. There are several ANTI-Muslim bigots here. They are being monitored.

  • hsnkhwj

    Arif: Did you read this?CAIR-LA WINS JUDGMENT AGAINST THEATER THAT CANCELED SCREENING – TOP(ANAHEIM, CA, 10/27/08) The Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) announced today that it won a judgment against Starplex Cinemas, which cancelled a contract with the Muslim civil rights group after caving in to right-wing pressure three days before a scheduled screening of the documentary “USA vs. Al-Arian” in April of this year.Right-wing groups demanded that the theater not screen the documentary, which highlights the injustices faced by former Florida professor Dr. Sami Al-Arian. THE ANTI-MUSLIM BIGOTS ARE BEING MONITORED CLOSELY.

  • hsnkhwj

    It is always difficult to know the motives of another group. We must analyze our condition and think about it.(1) We have about 11$ Trillion in national debt.You wrote:”Consider the Clarion Fund, who sent 28 million copies of a Muslim-hating film called Obsession to households in swing states in a clear attempt to influence the election in favor of McCain. I’ve written elsewhere about how this film has made people afraid of their Muslim neighborsBut even more importantly, it makes all of us less secure. Because as our suspicions are cast upon our law-abiding Muslim neighbors, genuine terrorists might slip through. “Amen to the above quote !Could it be that Al-Qaida thinks that Sen McCain unwittingly be destructive for America because of his hard line and we would exacerbate the situation under his presidency? I always thought that Sen McCain is an honorable patriotic man.Like I said, it is difficult to figure out the real motives.

  • kengelhart

    “as our suspicions are cast upon our law-abiding Muslim neighbors”This is not the kind of country or world I want to live in, yet I despair of changing this attitude when even my neighbors are engaging in it. Al-Qaida, on the other hand, thrives on such suspicions. Is it some world-wide sickness? Mass paranoia? As in Candide, I will be tending my garden until this blows over, or we all blow up.

  • coloradodog

    al-Qeada supports McCain because McCain sold his soul to Cheney who let Bush family friend Bin Laden, al-Qeada and the Taliban all go to safe harbor in Pakistan.Cheney loves al-Qeada because through them he justifies his Christian Oil Crusade in Iraq and the associated war profiteering he and his Republican cronies at Halliburton reap from this atrocity.

  • plaza04433

    Al-Qaida and Bin Ladin played Bush like a cheap fiddle, they know they can do the same with McCain.They knew Bush’s “cowboy” unilaterialism would isolate the USA and they knew Bush was so paranoid he would pass that on to the American population and react in ways that would be to their advantage in the long run. From the Patriot act to the invasion of Iraq to Abu Ghraib to being so afraid of “Arabs” they would not recruit indigenous Arab and Farsi language specialists and cultural experts into the intelligence community. There is only one Arab in the entire intelligence structure (CIA, DIA, NSA, FBI..etc.) even now at this late date!!! Despite the many hundreds of people of Central Asian and Middle Eastern decent, -all US citizens with expert qualifications that applied to help!Also see the comments of ex FBI translator Sibil Edmonds to the 911 commission:Al-Qaida and Bin Ladin love ignorant incompetents. That is why they like McCain/Palin.

  • ScottChallenger

    Al-Qaeda may hate America but they love the GOP’s anti-intelligence campaign. Why? THEY BOTH RECRUIT THE IGNORANT IN THE SAME WAY – by illusion, misleading statements, demonizing, etc., etc., etc.In a way Al-Qaeda respects the GOP. Sort of like a father figure to them in many respects. Just watch and compare and see what you think.

  • chelgerson78

    The idea that Obsession (which I have worked on) somehow makes people afraid of their neighbors is worse than nonsense. It’s also the opposite of what this film shows: that most Muslims are peaceful and do not support terroristic violence or jihadist ideology. And it is THESE people who are afraid of THEIR neighbors already. This film is ABOUT THEM.Just because the movie deals with uncomfortable subjects is no reason to blame it for talking about things we might wish to pretend aren’t there.

  • hsnkhwj

    Now Deb Chatterji (Chattopadhyay) accepts that he has been posting anti-Islamic arguments. He does not realize that being a Brahmin Hindu, he is unable to accept the ills of Hinduism and the 3,000 year-old terror the Hindus committed against the Dalits (the untouchables), the Buddhists, and now the Christians in Karnataka and Orissa and Muslims in Gujarat in 2002.When people read his posts they get the feeling that Elizabeth Taylor is condemning divorce.Physician heal thyself.We now have some idea about the Hindu terrorism, the cruelties of the Hindu caste system, the Hindu practices of urine drinking, the killings of brides for the sake of dowry, the burning alive of widows (sati), female infanticide, the worshiping of monkeys and snakes, the Himalayan polyandry, the use of cow dung as paint for the Hindu homes, and the genocide of Muslims in Gujarat as burning of Christian churches in Orissa and Karnataka.

  • cholt29

    It is people who divide themselves up into Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus etc, not the Creator of it all. Who are any of us to decide for the rest of the world how they should relate to the Creator or what the Creator wants of them. The vision of the peaceable kingdom will be realized when we all give up the need to be right and when we cease to be so arrogant as to think we have a corner on the market of what is true. If we stopped fighting and started to listen to each other with a heart of compassion we would never be able to do the things we do to one another in the name of our brand of religion.

  • M_MUTAAL00

    Time for the Islamic reformation:free-minds.org

  • Notsogreatscot

    Kert1 wrote: We need a president and congress that is willing to do everything in their power without compromising our constitution to our people to protect us from domestic and international terrorists” Unfortunately, the current administration doesn’t seem to feel any need to limit their efforts to those allowed by the constitution. Kert1 also wrote: “No radical Muslims want either Bush or McCain as president. They both know how to fight evil”If your aim is to instigate a world wide holy war, are you be acting out of fear? Wouldn’t you seek out the opponent most likely to portray it as a holy war?

  • abhab

    M_MUTAAL00 suggests: Islam cannot be reformed because the problem is more with its ideology than its practices.“the reformers of Islam have failed and will continue to fail because they have the Quran and Sunnah against them. On one hand they claim Muhammad was a messenger of God and on the other they say let us not follow him. These are two opposing views. The reformers want to invent a new synthesis on false premises and that can’t be done. That is why reforming Islam is not going to work.” From “Eradication and Not reformation “ article by Ali Sina

  • kert1

    Don’t want to burst your bubble but the current president is also subject the Supreme Court. It’s called balance of power. No branch of government goes unchecked. Several times the Supreme Court has voted to force change in current policies, mostly on a close line. But this is the court. Oddly, many of these same policies were employed by previous presidents without any problem. But that is what you get with the current court.

  • kert1

    Sure, radical Muslims are going to support McCain. I suppose they like a guy who is willing and able to fight terrorism.All the indications I have is that most Muslims support Obama, even though he has distanced himself from them. There have been several radicals that support him. I’m sure Iran and other rogue nations like him as well since he wants to compromise with him. I would suggest that this guy stop reading radical islamic websites first of all. Not sure what’s up with that. I would also suggest he doesn’t believe all he reads on the internet. No radical Muslims want either Bush or McCain as president. They both know how to fight evil.

  • JKJ88

    Since terrorism’s most effective weapon is the use of fear to paralyze and scare it’s enemies, I would have to surmise that the worst thing to potentially happen to Al Qaeda et al would be an American policy towards terrorism that is based on thoughtful analysis and rationale thought as opposed to fear-mongering. For that basic reason alone Al Qaeda et al would probably prefer McCain/Palin in charge.The comments posted in this thread about how Bush and McCain know how to fight evil are laughable at best. When are these people going to learn that you can never defeat ideas with brute force? If that were indeed possible we would have extinguished the threat by now.So then, why have there been no other “spectacular” attacks on the US? Is it because Bush’s policies have made us safer as they claim, or has the actual threat of terrorism been exaggerated to the point of being out of touch with reality? The answer may lie in the middle. I have no doubt that a new awareness in addition to the measures taken after 9/11 have made us much harder to hit than before that day. However, I don’t believe for a second that there are terrorists on every corner just waiting to kill innocent Americans as we have been led to believe. If that were really true we would be seeing more attacks than we have. I think American is way overdue for a rationale approach to this age old problem instead of pandering to American’s worst fears. Seeing the terrorists for what they really are is more damaging to them then us giving them the larger than life status they have been enjoying since 2001. This special brand of fear and idiocy breeds bad policy and is what brought us to Iraq and parsing the defintion of torture. Remember what FDR said about fear….

  • WiAz

    Geez, you are naive. Of course Al Qaeda wants a continuation of Bush’s policies. At every turn, Bush made exactly the type of stupid decisions that Bin Laden hoped for. Bin Laden knew he couldn’t bring down the US by attacking a couple of buildings. He wagered that Bush would run the country’s economy into the ground by reckless military spending, and destroy America’s reputation by wildly lashing out at the Islamic world. Bush turned out to be a perfect partner. Bin Laden worked to get W reelected, and W returned the favor by trashing the country, even if unwittingly since he didn’t understand the consequences of his own asinine policies.

  • DebChatterjee

    Hey Eboo Patel ! I just submitted two posts and each time I see the note that my posts are being “held for approval by the blogowner” – which is you.I understand that I am posting anti-Islamic arguments and views. I did not use any profanity or anything else. (IF there is, show me.) My posts do make Muslim readers uncomfortable/offended. That is precisely why I post. It is the 1st Amendment that allows a person to post offensive (but not necessarily profane/vulgar) views.So, why are you or Washington Post censoring my posts ? Can you answer this question ? Have you already blacklisted me and my posts because they make Muslim readers uncomfortable ?I have accussed with many names, and I chose to to ignore them. So, why don’t you censor those who are also calling names ? Why censor posts which appear offensive but not profane or vulgar ? Why have such unconstitutional policies in the first place ?

  • spidermean2

    Eboo wrote “I spent a good part of my Sunday wondering why they chose McCain. “It’s because you are CRAZY. OF COURSE THAT’S NOT TRUE. It’s reverse psychology, idiot.

  • kert1

    I think FDR also when to take action. I we had only paid attention to his warnings, we may have avoided Pearl Harbor.Yea, I think we exagerated 9/11 a little. I hear radicals more or less thought of it as a practical joke on us. They didn’t we mind losing 4 airplanes and 3 national icons. Oh yeah, and the 3000 weren’t that important either.Folks, believe what you want but the facts are clear. Truth is that Al-Qaeda has been very active around the world, like London or Spain, since 9/11. They probably would have struck again here but many plans have been stopped. They have attacked many times and they have told us they will do it again. We all know that terrorists aren’t on every corner but they are out there. Probably many more than we would like to think. It took 20 men to do 9/11, how many do you think are needed for the next attack. We need a president and congress that is willing to do everything in their power without compromising our constitution to our people to protect us from domestic and international terrorists. We were asleep too long thinking that it would never happen to us. Al-Qaeda is infamous for their patience and persistance, so we know it is not over.We also know this war won’t be won just by force, but it is a necessary component. Bush has said this war has no end in sight and our greatest weapon is democracy. These are true, but we also must kill the heart of the beast. Military power is still the best way to destroy the governmental and financial power behind these actions and ideas. We also must win the battle of the idea behind terrorism, showing it as evil.I am not afraid now, nor have I been since a short while after 9/11. Now I understand that our government is facing the real issues. I understand that there will probably be another attack but at least we are prepared enough to prevent mass devatation. I am trusting God and my country to protect us.

  • Farnaz2

    CCNL, Bagel, Dear,Bagel, an atheist? More like a Christian gent trying to be “realistic.” Or, since you aver that JC was a mortal man, more like an idolater. Btw., it’s not entirely accurate for anyone to claim, without qualification, that I believe you have a brain, a partially, atrophied cognition apparatus would be more precise.Live and try to learn and you may be able to stem the congealing tide. Study “A Guide for the Perplexed,” Abraham Heschel, and Rosemary Ruether, “Faith and Fratricide.” You need something. A decent deity or no deity. You can get both from the above. Idolatry is a no-win situation.

  • CCNL

    But Farnaz2 is an atheist of Jewish descent who cannot shake being Jewish i.e. reads the works of Jewish philosphers and believes said philosophers are nearer to god than the rest of us mortals???

  • Farnaz2

    But Farnaz2 is an atheist of Jewish descent who cannot shake being Jewish i.e. reads the works of Jewish philosphers and believes said philosophers are nearer to god than the rest of us mortals???No she doesn’t although Bagel Idolater believes so.Add that to delusions of grandeur and you have our very own Idolater (not atheist), Bagel.

  • Farnaz2

    Btw., for those interested: One of those I recommended reading is Rosemary Ruether, a Catholic Professor Emeritus, Harvard. She does not believe in the divinity of Christ but is a Catholic. Her book “Faith and Fratricide” is a classic.For autistic, OCD, nice Christian boys like Bagel, the differences among Christianity, Idolatry (his religion), and Judaism prove elusive.

  • CCNL

    One wonders how any atheist gets anything of value from reading the works of Heschel:from answers.com”The element of time occupies an important place in Heschel’s theology, since “Time is perpetual innovation, a synonym for continuous creation, ” and human existence in time is communion with God and a reaction to the continuous action of God. From this concept of time, Heschel derived his theory of human freedom as “a spiritual event.” According to Heschel, the individual learns about God not by reason and intellect, but through experience, divine revelation, and sacred deeds, all of which enable the individual to form a relationship – a “leap of action” rather than of faith – with God.”

  • hsnkhwj

    sojajohnthaikattil :My heart goes out to Christians of India. I have written extensively on the grave situation for the Christians of India. We must fight bigotry and the heinous crimes committed by Hindu fanatics against the Dalits (the untouchables),and the Muslims also. Recently, several Hindu fanatics belonging to BJP, RSS, Bajrang Dal (the monkey brigade) have been arrested in Indore, India for Malegaon bombings during the month of Ranadan. The idea was to blame Muslims.Not all Hindus are bad people. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a good man. It is the BJP, RSS, VHP, Shiva SEna that want to take back India to the Dark Ages.

  • observer12

    CCNL,If I were Farnaz, I wouldn’t bother responding to you. After all, having been to answers.com, you know all you need to know about Heschel. Is that your source for all your other “knowledge”? For your bibliographies?You won’t talk yourself into atheism by attacking someone else’s stance. Peace unto you and your human object of worship. Also, for reasons as yet unrevealed, Farnaz seems to think you have a brain. It would at least a Heschel, more likely a prophet, to figure that one out.

  • observer12

    CCNL:NB: a “leap of action” rather than of faith – with God.”Sounds like H could do you a world of good.

  • CCNL

    And after all of that brain ranting, Farnaz is still an atheist, Jewish lady covering all the possibilities especially that there may be a Jewish god out there somewhere. And Faith and Filicide would be a better name for an analysis of Catholicism.

  • Farnaz2

    cholt29 Your post, of course, is very wise, very true. As we fear and complain about theocracy and extremism we become more extremist and theocratic.The ineffable, as you put it takes many forms, and doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with organized religion. If you’ve ever walked into a science lab and scene a student who’s been sleeping there to keep track of her experiment, if you’ve come in at just that moment when something, perhaps unpredicted happens, and seen the look of wonder in her eyes, you know what I mean.You can see it sometimes when someone is writing or reading or looking up at the stars or thinking of someone they love.These are varieties, as it were, of religious experience. The world is charged with grandeur…

  • Farnaz2

    I like to think about and read Abraham Heschel, his theology, his poetry, his work in civil rights, his struggle to end the horror in Vietnam, his great friendship with Reinhold Niebuhr. Heschel, such a dreamy, gentle man, yet so committed to the world.

  • CCNL

    Farnaz in an atheist??? Hmmm, more like a Jewish lady covering all the bases???

  • DebChatterjee

    Oooooops !!! Surprise !!! Eboo probably was sleeping. My post appears !

  • yadisharma

    Al Qaeda will definitely support McCain. Reason is both Al Qaeda and McCain help each others cause to stay in their game. GOP’s bogus and scare tactics to fool the stupids and illiterate Americans can be fulfilled by linking every cause vote for McCain. On the other hand Al Qaeda has to motivate extremist Muslims and continue recruiting them to fight against the west. McCain can provoke them, when he dares to link Obama with such group. Their tactical game help to engage the stupids and brainwashed of both sides.

  • hsnkhwj

    IN RESPONSE TO DEB CHATTERJI:Bhopal/Mhow/Mumbai, October 30, 2008First time in India: Police interrogate army officerBased on text messages he allegedly sent, a lieutenant colonel of the Indian Army based is being questioned for his alleged links to suspects in the September 29 bomb blast in Malegaon that killed four.Military Intelligence officials from the Lucknow-based Central Command interrogated Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit on Thursday, according to sources who declined to be identified since they are not authorised to speak to the media.Purohit was learning a foreign language at the Army Education Corps in Pachmarhi, a Madhya Pradesh hill town. He is suspected of links with retired Army Major Ramesh Upadhyay, arrested on October 29 by the Maharashtra Police for alleged involvement in the Malegaon blast.Army officials in Pachmarhi refused comment. Spokesperson for the Central Command in Lucknow, Dr Kismat Sagar, said: “We don’t have any information (on this) so far.”Army Headquarters in Delhi said it would “continue to provide all assistance to the investigating agency as and when required”.“While no formal application has been received from the police authorities, the Army HQ has decided to extend full cooperation and facilitate interaction of the officer with the investigating officials,” the release said.

  • backroads

    Mr. Patel, you write, “Bin Laden has been an amazing failure in attracting Muslims to his call for an all-out war against the West.”Wasn’t that you on NPR some time back remarking that al Qaeda was the world’s most successful youth recruiting organization?

  • DebChatterjee

    Let’s test Eboo’s fair mindedness again. The growth of Muslim population in any country is a dangerous trend. It can result in unknown fears and the canon fodder will be innocent bystanders who are non-combatants. All this for securing the minority rights. The recent Assam blasts in India, a country which appears to be failing in controlling Islamic militants because of “angering the minority vote bank” before the impending Federal elections next year, was claimed to be a handiwork of home grown Islamic militants. Will, General Powell’s endorsement of Muslims is no-taker. The General is somewhat clueless or knows that in USA such carnages shall not repeat. USA has more power to control/clamp down on sleeper cells of Islamic militants. It is however very dangerous to allow growth of Muslims in a country.

  • hsnkhwj

    There goes Deb Chatterji again. It is not impossible that there is a world wide conspiracy to commit terrorism by anti-Muslim groups and even some states to malign Muslim because they feel that would benefit their cause. A case in point is the recent arrest of BJP inspired Hindu terrorists in Indore, India. More and more Hindu terrorists are being arrested in the case of Malegaon bombings.India’s central government led by the Congress and other secular parties are not to be blamed here.The Hindustan Times report (posted here earlier) is another case in point. An Army officer has been questioned by the police for sending text messages to a retired Army officer who has already been arrested in connection with the Malegaon bombings. This is unprecedented.India’s most overseas Hindus are known to support India’s fanatic Hindu party BJP. THE BJP, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, known as VHP (World Hindu Congress),the Bajrang Dal (the monkey brigade) the Shiva Sena are all intertwined in a seamless web.It is time for the Western governments to investigate the overseas Hindus who send money to BJP causes.

  • DebChatterjee

    HSNKHWJ wrote:”It is not impossible that there is a world wide conspiracy to commit terrorism by anti-Muslim groups and even some states to malign Muslim because they feel that would benefit their cause.”Typical pan-Islamic mob mentality to defend the crimes of the Muslim radicals. In this case a group (Indian Mujahadeen) has claimed responsibility and not any Hindu right wing.If this “conspiracy” theory goes on unchecked, then one can say that US Government itself and not Al-Qaeda committed the 9/11 and blamed it on Muslims. This notion is a favorite in many Muslim nations, though. And the NYT reported that many American Muslims do not believe that Al-Qaeda caused the 9/11.So, that’s the problem of having a swelling Muslim community inside any country, despite Colin Powell’s endorsement of the community’s existence inside USA.

  • ASTORIA

    Deb, you live in the UK.

  • DebChatterjee

    Astoria:It does not matter where I live. Islam is the problem and not Muslims. So, Islam (and hence radical Islam) spreads by the sheer increase in the bodycount of Muslims. I have cited from the Times of India (ToI) newspaper, because its a fact that supports my above view.Too bad that General Colin Powell’s blanket endorsement of Muslims does not use the caution.

  • hsnkhwj

    Deb Chatterji knows that terrorism was invented by the Hindus when the Aryans from Asia Minor invaded India about 3,000 yrs ago. They massacred the local Dravidians and pushed them to the South where Tamil, Telgu-speaking, Malayalam speaking and Kanada speaking people live today.The Aryan king Ashoka accepted Buddhism and spread Buddhism to even the Far East.Following two centuries of Ashoka’s death were extremely bad for the Buddhists in India. Buddhism was born in India and today 2 per cent of India’s population are Buddhists.When Malegaon bombings happened earlier in October, Hindu terrorists posted e-mail some Mujahedin group claiming responsibility. Now it has come out that Hindu terrorists are the culprits. Several Hindu terrorists were arrested in Indore, India.It may come out that actually Hindu terrorists were responsible for Assam bombings.Assam has a long history of violence. For several decades Naxalites, Nagas and other disgruntled groups have been implicated in chronic violence there.Deb Chatterji represents Jan Sanghi upper caste interests.Did readers notice that he never conceds any ills of Hinduism?

  • DebChatterjee

    Astoria wrote:”Deb, you really need to get a healthy and wholesome hobby.”Like reclusive, non-interfering, monkish, useless, solitary confinement ? FYI, I’ll take a break for a few days to drive my way through the rolling landscape. (Hobby)-Ciao,Deb

  • ASTORIA

    Deb, you really need to get a healthy and wholesome hobby.