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July 25th, 2011
01:53 PM ET

My Take: Norway attacks show why you can't #blamethemuslims

Editor's Note: Imam Khalid Latif is a chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the school's Islamic Center.

By Khalid Latif, Special to CNN

In the immediate aftermath of 1995’s Oklahoma City bombing, much of the news media rushed to suggest that a Muslim, or at least a Middle Eastern connection, was behind the attack.

News reports on television and in print featured Middle East terrorism experts claiming the Oklahoma City attack echoed a World Trade Center bombing two years earlier and that it contained parallels to recent Mideast attacks.

The FBI picked up Ibrahim Ahmad, a Jordanian American, for questioning in an initial dragnet.

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Of course, it turned out that the attacker was homegrown and named Timothy McVeigh, not a Muslim.

Sixteen years later, not much has changed.

The tragic events that took place in Norway on Friday provoked initial accusations against Muslims worldwide. Of course, that proved to be the farthest thing from the truth.

Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed bomber and shooter in this horrendous act, was not motivated by the teachings of Islam, but by the teachings of those who oppose Islam.

A 1,500-page manifesto that appears to be written by Breivik is an anti-Islamic tirade.

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“Since the creation of Islam in the 7th century and to up to this day, the Islamic Jihad has systematically killed more than 300 million non Muslims and tortured and enslaved more than 500 million individuals,” it says.

“Since 9/11 2001, more than 12, 000 Jihadi terrorist attacks have occurred,” it continues. “… This trend will continue as long as there are non-Muslim targets available and as long as Islam continues to exist.”

An inappropriate response to Norway’s acts of violence would be the condemnation of Christianity, or a claim that religion itself breeds violence and hatred, though the manifesto repeatedly invokes the defense of Christianity as a primary reason for violently defeating multiculturalism and combating the “Islamic colonization” of Europe.

The expectation shouldn't be that white Christian males should now be scrutinized at airports or profiled by TSA workers. It's wrong when it happens to Muslims and it would be just as wrong if it happened to anyone else.

A more appropriate response would be to expand the conversation around terrorism and violent extremism beyond Islam and the Muslim community. The Norway attacks highlight why congressional hearings should not be held on solely on radicalization in the Muslim community, but should focus on radicalization more broadly.

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It's also imperative that training for law enforcement and other governmental offices on Islamic doctrine and law not to be conducted by those who present the normative understanding of Islam to be something that is radical. Our focus should be the safety of all citizens in any country from every act of violence or terrorism.

By cultivating a narrative that says Islam is the problem, we keep ourselves from maintaining that focus. All terrorist acts stem from an idea that it's OK to resort to violence in order to get what you want; that it's OK to kill to get the kind of world that you would like; that if we disagree, we cannot co-exist peacefully.

Over the weekend, #blamethemuslims became a trending topic on Twitter. The purpose of the hashtag was not to blame Muslims for the Norway attack, but show how Muslims are unfairly blamed and singled out regularly these days. The tragic events in Norway remind us that not all terrorists are Muslim and there is no reason that all Muslims should be treated like they are.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Norway. May God make things easy for them and grant us all the strength and courage to stand up against those who preach intolerance and hatred, even if they look like us, align politically with us, or practice the same religion we practice.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Khalid Latif.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Interfaith issues • Islam • Opinion • Terrorism

soundoff (2,486 Responses)
  1. Kristian V

    As a norwegian, a citizen of Oslo and a member of the social democratic party that was the target of the attacks, I am disgusted by how the actions of a christian nationalist are blamed on muslims and Islam. It is sickening. The world is a more complex place than you think, it is not black and white, it is not "us" and "them". Prejudice is wrong, and always has been. Prejudice is what brought this upon us.

    The murderer (who I refuse to honor by refering to by name) wanted to hurt democracy and silence politically active youth. He has failed. Hundreds of thousands of people have rised up against him, and his actions has brought us together and only strengthened us in our resolve to be the most open, caring and just democracy in the world. He has already failed, as will anyone else attempting to undermine our way of life.

    "Today the streets are filled with love. We have chosen to answer cruelty with closeness. We have chosen to face hatred with unity. We have chosen to show what we stand for. Norway is a nation in grief. We think of all those who have lost."

    – H.K.H Crown Prince Haakon, july 25th 2011.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
    • bearwalker

      well KRISTIANV then i hope you will stay happy converting to islam,unless you have allredy.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
    • Concerned America

      We, in America are horrified, shocked, and hurt by your contries recent attack. The brutality, hate, and sheer numbers of those affected bring tears to all Americans, I assure you. I am also saddened by the global reaction to the attacks as those of a muslim terrorist. But, this is the world we live in. When our country was attacked, we were scared, and terrorized indeed....that day, Islamic terrorists won the battle, and the war. We fought hard to keep prjudice at bay, but then the numbers of dead started coming in from Iraq, and Afganistan. Soldiers were being brutally murdered, burned, and innocent people beheaded for the 6 oclock news. These were the direct actions by muslims, and that is what we saw. The horror of 911 relived, over and over again. Please understand the world we live in has changed, and more attacks assured. Lets hope we can stop some, or all before they occur. But, we will all continue to look in the direction of the muslim community, because the tears we all shared for 11 years have burned that impression onto our eyes. Our hearts go out to you, your family, and members of the party affected by this attack. You are to be comended on the quick response, and attention to restarting you daily lives with poise, and conviction. Keep being strong. Concerned America

      July 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
    • Sylvia Wilde

      I feel that your message is missing in places like Iran and Afghanistan. Would you be willing to put your principles on the line and travel to those places to spread your wisdom?

      July 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
    • angela

      Breivik never said that he is Christian in his manifesto! As a matter of a fact, he said he's not even religious! He is neither Christian nor religious. He is an extremist anti-multiculturalist who believes Islam is threatening European values and I agree with him. I don't support his call to violence. If you know true Christianity, you'll realize that Jesus never taught violence to his followers!

      July 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
    • Taylor

      Well kristianv, I am sorry this idiot killed so many innocent people and children. Even taking his politics into play he certainly killed the wrong People. I respect that your a country of loving people. I guess that makes you good people. By being so open and accepting of other people who are lower quality People like Muslims will eventually lead to the collapse of your society and all other open non biased countries. Even the united states is declining and will continue to decline because we accept Muslims and more in our case because we let all these Mexicans in. This idiot should not have murdered all those innocent people over it, and I'd never kill over it, but the united. States. And your country and most every other predominantly white nation will eventually slip to third world status. Like middle Easter, African, and central American and south American countries because we are letting These people in and accepting them.

      July 25, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  2. Guff

    This event is irrelevant. 9/11 shaped the world's, well at least the United States' view of the Muslim community. While this may be argued a million different ways, the people that orchestrated mass murder upon the US condemned their religion and their cause. You want to blame someone for the dislike of Islam? Blame those Muslims that carried out the mass murder.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
    • Concerned America

      another relevent observation. the damage is done, you might say....but why do we continue to allow more damage. muslim extremists carry out more terror right now than anyone. Do not lose focus. banthemosque, we can deal with the stupid religious right later. I condemn both, but only have enough energy for one.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • Genome

      You sound like hatet-filled Christian who should not be allowed to travel to any Nordic country.

      I hope the secret service does more profiling on hate-speech Christians.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
    • Guff

      For Genome – no sir I am not a Christian, I hold no allegiance to any religion.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  3. Eva from Norway

    First...stop thinking religion.... that is the root too everything evil on this planet because we do not aggree..... enjoy this earth and how beautiful it is..for us 🙂

    July 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
  4. Jen

    The vast majority of terrorists are Muslims. Otherwise, this editorial wouldn't have been written in the first place. The West doesn't owe an apology to Muslims for being wrong every ten or so years.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
    • likesJen

      Exactly. Unfortunately everyone is forgetting that for every domestic attack like this done for political reasons, there will be 1000 bombings or murders done in the name if islam. You can't run from the truth here CNN.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • wgage

      Notice that the muslim and author Khalid Latif does not condemn this act of terrorism or any act of terrorism. He condemns the act of mistakingly blaiming this act of terrorism on muslims. Typical.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
    • TENY

      You are absolutely right.

      Wasn't it Muslims who killed innocent women, children , disabled etc. in Hiroshima,
      Nagasaki,
      Sabira,
      Shatila,
      Dresden,
      Oklahoma city,
      Serbia

      etc.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • wgage

      Treny. There is an alarming differnce in your list and those of muslim terrorists. Your list is a non-sequitar.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
    • TENY

      You have to be a Muslim to qualify for a terrorist.
      If it is a christian (as in Oslo, or abortion clinic bombers) it is a psychopath.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  5. Concerned America

    I learned what I felt was an honest, and definite lesson. I learned that the notion of any god is silly and I want no part in it. I learned the difference between religion, and ideology. I learned that there is no greater and truer threat to America than Islam. Whether innocently, or not, Islam, and the quran teach conquest, and murder. There is no seperation as in the Bible. allh demands respect, and reels in the blood of nonbelievers. allh encourages slavery, and segregation. allah made few references to peaceful existence, saying it is better to die in the worship of him alone, than to live outside Islamic tradition. ISLAM IS DANGEROUS, and I challenge anyone to prove otherwise.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
    • David

      Hey genius.. The Old Testament the bible shows God saying the same thing. So equally, in your ignorance, go after Christianity, too, because God wanted non-believers to be enslaved and put to death, as well. It wasn't until the New Testament, you know.. the life of Jesus, that God became a softer, gentler "ruler" of man. So honestly, go after all "gods" equally since you seem to take pride in your studies of religion. The fact of the matter is, you have studied or learned anything from any religion. Did you attend "church" with Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Rly, et al?

      July 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
    • TwoCanSam

      FACTS............ What conquests have ISLAM made in the last 200 years????? Your basing your opinion on what facts? As far as colonization and war mongering , the USA, europe and Israel have far outpaced anyone else........................FACTS.....Your opinion is worthless to all except yourself.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  6. Albo

    Why guess something that's right 99% of the time? That's just silly!

    July 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  7. 1ofTheFallen

    Muslims are to major blame for 90% of the worlds problems. Not all but 90%. So without muslims the world would be able to feed the poor and take care of the needy so much better instead of having to spend trillions on security to proctect ourselves from muslim hatred.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
    • TwoCanSam

      My that sounds exactly like what Hiltler said about the jews............... What is your solution ? Kill 1.6 Billion people?
      Wow? You are not locked up??? You are more scary than all the jihadists put together. Sociopath.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
    • Thomas

      You cannot be this blind. Muslims do not stand for 90 % of anything. What about the wars beacause of borders. The drought in Somalia killing every third child RIGHT NOW! because of climate changes. China supressing its own people. A republic with over 1 billion people?? Where most a living under the general level, wich is put very low because if not we would be having serious ethical problems with using their products.

      Actually the main problem is our culture of use and trow. We don't resycle globally. We demand lower prices even though this has made chinese people having to live on 8 dollars a week.
      The main cause of deaths for these factory workers are suicide.

      This is not lies. This is the real world. And we are all quilty of looking thwe other way.

      We all know this. But we also know that the only way out is paying more.

      July 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
  8. Guy

    Define the muslims.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
    • Concerned America

      Any devout follower of the quran is a muslim

      July 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
    • TwoCanSam

      All you haters can keep hating and it will eat you up............ In the meanwhile all the rest of the world will continue enjoying our lives including all the muslim non-haters........:)

      July 25, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
  9. Thomas

    No officials in Norway pointed on anyone from the beginning. This was all outside our borders. The media only took that tread up when a al-qaeda forum thing wrote that they were behind this.
    It was furiating reading on twitter how they had already made up their mind. CNN had this norwegian flag and Norway under attack as a background and the music that was used in the segments was wirh an arabian style. It was shameful.

    The people out at Utoya where not Anti semitic, wich many has concluded. It was a summer camp that the youth party of the labour party arrange every year. Where people from 5 and up attend.

    one of them was 11 years. He swimmed 1 km after watching his own father die.

    We are deepened by the sorrow and how much confuison it makes by thinking how one human can do all this and still show no remorse.

    But this is the price of a free society without stazi methods where The Big Brother is always watching. That is why hundreds of thousand went in a rose parade where we walked for our lost ones.

    We are not better than other countries. But there is a voice inside us telling that this is the right thing to do for those that lost their loved ones and those that survived.

    But the islamic hatred must end. It does not make room for change to the better. We are all humans. Lets start there.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • lalose

      thank you, occasionally the voice of sanity

      July 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
    • miche

      While I agree with you in principle and applaud your comments, part of me fears we are too far gone. There is a great deal of misunderstanding about what Islam truly teaches and values. A lot of people genuinely believe that it is a religion that encourages even demands jihad and the killing of infidels. I have not studied their teachings so I don't honestly know. I do know that terror can be imposed by anyone. It's not exclusive to any one group. But I fear that the distrust of the Islamic faith has grown so big that it has taken on a life of it's own. I don't know what will stop the hatred but I hope somehow things improve.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
    • Thomas

      I noticed that there are some genuine misunderstanding in the way i look at the world. We assume too much.
      There is no doubth that we have a huge conflict in religion and culture.
      Take Israel. There are boats being shipped every week to Gaza from other European countries. We do that not because we don't approve the isral country or the jewish people. But we do that because someone is suffering.
      Think about it.
      We get labels if we help one part or the other. I want all people to have religious freedom. Otherwise one gets supressed and we get situations like Afghanistan and Taliban where they litteraly feed on this by using it in propaganda.

      Religious freedom to the point it does not demand anything from others. Such as supressing the female or gay people.

      We are soo smart and creative. Just look at this world and all its beauty.

      There was a girl. Jean D'arc. She lived. She was under 15 and was the leader in the battle for France.

      That is my evidence of how much one can do.

      We don't have a choice. This can get a lot worse

      July 25, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  10. ArizonaYankee

    Muslims are terrorists, period, all of them.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • Eddy

      I see you are from Arizona. I don't engage the mentally challenged in debates regardless of how wrong they are.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
    • TwoCanSam

      Eddy, You are exactly spot on. Someone who would write something that stooopid is a waste of time. period.:)

      July 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
  11. TheSceptic

    I'm not sure i entirely agree with Imam Latif. I certainly sympathise (and strongly so) with his appeal to not have a reflex "blame the Muslim" reaction. This point is self-evident, and any decent human being should agree with the concept of not jumping to conclusions without proof, or at least some strong pointers in a certain direction.

    However, the analogy is very misleading. Berievik is a Christian (at least he claims to be, though I cannot for a second imagine Christ having anything to do with him) who attacked other Christians, and those of his own country. Sick? Yes. Horrendous? Yes. But similar to Islamic terrorism? NO.

    Most Muslim terrorists don't attack their own people – they attack others. Bin Laden was angry with the Saudi regime, so he waged war on the West. To be very blunt, and also politically incorrect, if Muslims only blew up other Muslims – and, more precisely, if Shias only blew up Shias, and Sunnis, Sunnis, and so on, the world would indeed not react to Islam in the same way. This is cruel statement, and I understand that. However, it is accurate. If, once every few years, a Muslim decided to wage war on his own people (à la McVeigh, Breivik), the world would have a very different reaction and concept of Islam. Instead, what we see is a seemingly routine series of attacks on people who have a tangential link with Islam, or are the imagined perpetrators of one or the other imaginary crime against Islam.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • miche

      Very good points.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
    • David

      I understand what you are trying to say, and for the most part, almost agree. however, there is a lot of evidence that contradicts you. For instance, in Afghanistan, the Taliban ruled over other Muslims and routinely killed those that did not follow their fanatical version/interpretation of Islam. It routinely happens in the Middle East where a more strict version of Islam is desired by the radical groups claiming to care about the conservative values of Islam. I've been following a lot of the Taliban stuff in Afghanistan long before 2001 because of their cultural war against the arts and sciences community. They are not very keen on their own people being what they considered moderate Muslims and put many to death on their national soccer field. That same soccer field where games used to be played was closed and turned into a Roman coliseum, of sorts, for all to watch the killing of those the Taliban felt disgraced Islam. Their own people. So you have to remember, while they don't claim to go after anyone but the westerners, truth is, they've killed many of their own, as well.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
    • nonsceptic

      who said jihadist only attack others and not their own kind? al-qaida operative in indonesia have more target inside their own country and directed to anyone that oppose them. even al-qaida in afganisthan attack their own people that oppose them. in iraq many home grown bomber targeting market where all natives there.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  12. wgage

    Notice that the muslim Khalid Latif does not condemn this act of terrorism or any act of terrorism. He condemns the act of mistakingly blaiming this act of terrorism on muslims. Typical.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
    • Concerned America

      This is another good point. If you go back in the not so distant past, you will see only the 911 attacks were met with a seemingly sincere shock by the muslim community who called it horrific, and senseless. However, it was not too long after that the Muslim protection league was set up, along with PR firms for all Islamic factions. That is to say, the sadness was really the emotion of how damaged the muslim reputation would now be, and how difficulty in the imposition of Sharia would be in the US. No sincerity there.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
  13. The truth

    He didn't act alone. Large operation. He was meant to blend in when the police came to the island. This is a failed operation. Muslims, probably Iran, were going to be setup. Norway is NATO so USA would intervene on NATO behalf in Iran. Israel's agenda all the way. They're the only one with a motive. It fell apart and it's falling apart yet they don't report the facts. Just the lies. The manifesto was hoaxed, I can't believe they reported it!

    July 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
    • Mycology

      oh look, someone blaming israel without a shred of evidence. I wonder if he hates Jews or if he's just a completely unbiased person. I wonder...

      July 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
  14. Eva from Norway

    you people in US have been brainwashed by the Bush family for too long...wake up!!!!!!! smell the roses and enjoy life 🙂

    July 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
    • Henry

      Are you seriously stupid enough to believe all the people in the U.S. are exactly the same? That makes you as bad as the people you dislike.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • sciihs1958

      and what did Bush brainwash us Americans on?

      Or have you been brainwashed by the Obama propaganda team – EVERYTHING is Bush's fault; even 9 11 was Bush's fault.

      You Miss Eva have been brainwashed.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  15. TampaMan

    PARK 51 – the mosque at Ground Zero

    Raymond Ibrahim, a former associate director of the Middle East Forum, said the project and name were not "a gesture of peace and interfaith dialogue" but were "allusive of Islamic conquest and consolidation" and that Americans should realize that mosques are not "Muslim counterparts to Christian churches" but rather, "are symbols of domination and centers of radicalization."

    July 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
    • Concerned America

      this is exactly what is being discussed in the local seattle mosque.....and the new tactic is both of new PR, ie: responding to questions on the quran with regard to how much killing is encouraged in that book, and the tasking of muslims being encouraged to litigate as much as they can in US courts over treatment of them. Most current lawsuits are over religious discrimination, and the all but real ban on viels, and head scarfs. It is their intent to tie up the courts in this way. Go check the seattle mosques, and ask them if they do not have a legal advisor at each location to show muslims how to file these suits...

      July 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  16. TampaMan

    There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it.

    – Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey (since March 14, 2003)

    July 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
  17. TampaMan

    There is no real dialogue, since Muslims never reciprocate the goodwill gestures made by the Christians. The result is we sit down together, and the Christians say what a wonderful religion Islam is, and the Muslims say what a wonderful religion Islam is.

    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (Imam of Park 51)

    July 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
  18. Ted

    Of course muslims are to blame for what happened in Norway.If they had not been trying to spread their VIOLENT religion through out his country he would not have acted.I condem his actions but I praise his reasons.Muslims are a menace to the freedoms and peace of any western nation.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
    • Kristian V

      As a norwegian, a citizen of Oslo and a member of the social democratic party that was the target of the attacks, I am disgusted by how the actions of a christian nationalist are blamed on muslims and Islam. It is sickening. The world is a more complex place than you think, it is not black and white, it is not "us" and "them". Prejudice is wrong, and always has been. Prejudice is what brought this upon us.

      The murderer (who I refuse to honor by refering to by name) wanted to hurt democracy and silence politically active youth. He has failed. Hundreds of thousands of people have rised up against him, and his actions has brought us together and only strengthened us in our resolve to be the most open, caring and just democracy in the world. He has already failed, as will anyone else attempting to undermine our way of life.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
    • David

      You condemn his actions but praise his reasons.. Seriously? You just praised the reasoning of a guy that killed innocent people all in the name of Christianity, conservative preservation, and with the hope of showing Islam is bad? Do you know just how ignorant and stupid you seem to be with that claim of praise? I can't even fathom someone being able to rationalize this persons line of thinking, much less praising it.. Yet here you are..

      July 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
    • sciihs1958

      Kristian V – I am appalled this is being hyped as a Christian terrorist act.
      Where in the New Testament does the Bible state that you should put your knee to the enemies neck and your knife to their throat?

      Mental illness is different from following your religious leader.

      July 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  19. TampaMan

    The principle of sanctioning lying for the cause of Islam bears grave implications in matters relating to the spread of the religion of Islam in the West. Muslim activists employ deceptive tactics in their attempts to polish Islam's image and make it more attractive to prospective converts.

    – Abdullan Al-Araby (Muslim theologian, philosopher and leader)

    July 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
    • Desjardins

      And what you think of the action of pastor Terry Jones when he burned the Quran in public

      July 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
  20. Eva from Norway

    The US have done so much more terror in the world than other countrys.. maybe exept Israel...which is supported financially by US.. This is only about money!!!!!!!! STOP!!! You want to control the oil in the east...

    July 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
    • wgage

      Open your eyes, you are being fed nonsense.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
    • 1ofTheFallen

      Muslims are to major blame for 90% of the worlds problems. Not all but 90%. So without muslims the world would be able to feed the poor and take care of the needy so much better instead of having to spend trillions on security to proctect ourselves from muslim hatred.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
    • Mycology

      Israel doesn't do anything but try to live, and that is too much for muslims to allow – since their unholy book the quran states that they have to kill all the jews. If defending yourself is "terrorism", then most countries are terrorists. ...

      were you just looking for a way to blame the jews for all this, eva?

      July 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • sciihs1958

      Eva – remove your head from Obama's buttocks.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • SconnieGuz

      yeah we tend to bomb people that bomb us and go after organizations that wish us AND OUR ALLIES harm. Yeah....we are terrorists....to countries and individuals hostile towards us!!

      July 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
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