Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A personal note

'Put aside his ongoing contact with radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, formerly a leader of Hasan’s mosque. A classmate of Hasan’s in a master’s program said Hasan told other students he was “a Muslim first and an American second.” Hasan titled a PowerPoint presentation he gave in an environmental-health seminar a year ago “Why the War on Terror Is a War on Islam.” According to one witness, he said he thought Muslims should “stand up and fight against the aggressor,” i.e., us.'


Maybe journalists don't get out enough. I have my own first-person experience with an islamist- an ex-colleague of mine. She was happy to say to anyones face that she was a muslim first and British second (if at all). She is a Wahhabist, the people who represent the 'acceptable' face of Al Qaeda and its teachings. The fact that she worked in one of the most secure (and publicly recognised) buildings in Britain, to which she had an all-areas pass, didn't seem to phase anyone except me. This building was bombed WHILE I WORKED THERE. And yet this woman's access to the building went unchallenged. The 6,500 people who work in that building could pay an extremely high price for this prissy political correctness. I pray they don't.

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