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CAIR Named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit
Pipes weblog ^ | Jan. 2, 2005 | Daniel Pipes

Posted on 01/02/2005 4:55:37 AM PST by yoe

This is from a December 30 e-mail and very important - know the enemy!

CAIR Named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit A class action lawsuit in the name of John P. O'Neill, Sr., stemming from the 9/11 atrocity, has named the Council on American-Islamic Relations as a defendant. (For those confused about the multiple 9/11 court cases, there is help on the way at http://www.september11terrorlitigation.com/.) Here are the paragraphs dealing with CAIR's role in the events of September 11, 2001, from the second amended class action complaint, filed today:

86. Council on American Islamic Relations and CAIR Canada (collectively, CAIR), have aided, abetted, and materially sponsored and al Qaeda and international terrorism. CAIR is an outgrowth of the Hamas front group the Islamic Association of Palestine. The FBI's former associate director in charge of Investigative and Counter-Intelligence Operations described the Islamic Association of Palestine as an organization that has directly supported Hamas military goals and is a front organization for Hamas that engages in propaganda for Islamic militants. It has produced videotapes that are very hate-filled, full of vehement propaganda. It is an organization that has supported direct confrontation.

87. CAIR and CAIR-Canada have, since their inception, been part of the criminal conspiracy of radical Islamic terrorism. These organizations play a unique role in the terrorist network. They emanate from the notorious HAMAS terrorist organization and like so many of the terrorism facilitating charities named and indicted by the United States government they are engaged in fund raising under the guise of assisting humanitarian causes they are, in reality, a key player in international terrorism. The unique role played by CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to manipulate the legal systems of the United States and Canada in a manner that allows them to silence critics, analysts, commentators, media organizations, and government officials by leveling false charges of discrimination, libel, slander and defamation. In addition, both organizations have actively sought to hamper governmental anti-terrorism efforts by direct propaganda activities aimed at police, first-responders, and intelligence agencies through so-called sensitivity training. Their goal is to create as much self-doubt, hesitation, fear of name-calling, and litigation within police departments and intelligence agencies as possible so as to render such authorities ineffective in pursuing international and domestic terrorist entities.

88. The role of CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to wage PSYOPS (psychological warfare) and disinformation activities on behalf of Whabbi-based [Wahhabi-based, DP] Islamic terrorists throughout North America. They are the intellectual "shock troops" of Islamic terrorism. In the years and months leading up to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 these organizations were very effective in helping to ensure that North American law enforcement and intelligence officials were sufficiently deaf, dumb, and blind to help pave the way for the attacks on the United States. The role played by these entities is an absolutely essential part of the mix of forces arrayed against the United States as they help soften-up targeted countries so as to facilitate and enhance the likelihood for a successful attack.

Comment: (1) This filing explicitly ties CAIR to "the criminal conspiracy of radical Islamic terrorism" that carried out 9/11, a first to the best of my knowledge.

(2) If the suit is successful, CAIR (1) will have been legally tied to Al-Qaeda and (2) will be partially responsible for damages amounting to US$100 billion.

(3) This filing, when added to Anti-CAIR's counter suit, suggest that despite CAIR's growing litigiousness, it will find itself legally more on the defensive than the offensive in coming months. (December 30, 2004)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 01/02/2005 4:55:37 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

CAIRrorism bump


2 posted on 01/02/2005 4:59:42 AM PST by Luigi Vasellini
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To: yoe

Best news I've read this week. Thanks for the post. I'm sick and tired of CAIR suing everyone who enlightens the public about CAIR's support of Islamoterrorism.


3 posted on 01/02/2005 4:59:53 AM PST by peyton randolph (CAIR supports TROP terrorists)
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To: yoe

Imagine that!/sarcasm
Thanks for the post...The screams of indignation are sure to come..


4 posted on 01/02/2005 5:02:43 AM PST by MEG33 (...GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: peyton randolph

I was hoping to see Ibrahim Hooper named as a defendant..


5 posted on 01/02/2005 5:04:30 AM PST by cardinal4 (W's 3.5 million pop vote isnt a mandate, but algores .5 million is??)
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To: yoe

I believe CAIR was the organization that developed the Muslim curriculum for that school district in CA -- the school district that eventually had to drop the course because of outraged parents.


6 posted on 01/02/2005 5:07:43 AM PST by ladylib ("Marc Tucker Letter to Hillary Clinton" says it all.)
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To: cardinal4
I was hoping to see Ibrahim Hooper named as a defendant.

I'd guess it is a money issue. Like Al Sharpton, Hooper is probably judgment proof. If I were litigating this issue, I'd attack CAIR under RICO. Once judgments were obtained against CAIR and its local chapters, I'd go after the individuals involved relying upon the RICO precedents established.

Regardless, bankrupting CAIR will defang Hooper and his ilk. Op-eds in the NY Times by them won't have the same effect as raising millions to support Islamoterrorists.

7 posted on 01/02/2005 5:21:18 AM PST by peyton randolph (CAIR supports TROP terrorists)
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To: yoe

Is this John O'Neill the same former FBI agent that died in the WTC on 9/11?


8 posted on 01/02/2005 5:21:24 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: peyton randolph

Hooper is dirty, Id bet on it..


9 posted on 01/02/2005 5:23:39 AM PST by cardinal4 (W's 3.5 million pop vote isnt a mandate, but algores .5 million is??)
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To: yoe
CAIR and CAIR-Canada have, since their inception, been part of the criminal conspiracy...

I smell a RICO indictment...kewl.

5.56mm

10 posted on 01/02/2005 5:28:54 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
I smell a RICO indictment.

I'd guess civil RICO...not criminal indictments. The latter would require the Bush Administration to declare war on TROP apologists and their MSM allies. Not likely given that the administration keeps giving lip service to the idea that Islam is a religion of peace.

11 posted on 01/02/2005 5:32:47 AM PST by peyton randolph (CAIR supports TROP terrorists)
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To: Catspaw

"Is this John O'Neill the same former FBI agent that died in the WTC on 9/11?"

Yes


12 posted on 01/02/2005 5:33:16 AM PST by Snapple
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To: yoe

CAIR uses the same MO that all other terrorist groups use. If you start screaming loud enough about racism, profiling, discrimination, libel, etc., you have the ACLU and the PC crowd coming out defending them. They manipulate the media and the politicians this way and are able to go on exporting and funding terrorism. Let's hope this lawsuit sticks.


13 posted on 01/02/2005 5:35:24 AM PST by Ginifer
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To: yoe

It is also troublesome that the ACLU is always taking on causes on behalf of CAIR.


14 posted on 01/02/2005 5:38:31 AM PST by Inge C (,)
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To: yoe

WOW!
Thanks for the heads up!
This is great news!
I hope they follow through with indictments that stick!


15 posted on 01/02/2005 5:40:19 AM PST by LadyPilgrim (Sealed my pardon with His blood, Hallelujah!!! What a Savior!!!)
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To: peyton randolph
I'd guess civil RICO

Oh, it's a civil suit and not criminal. Darn. I should have read it more closely. Got my hopes up.

5.56mm

16 posted on 01/02/2005 5:46:58 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

ping


17 posted on 01/02/2005 5:59:20 AM PST by weenie (Islam is as "...dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog." -- Churchill)
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To: yoe
CAIR is an outgrowth of the Hamas front group

Hmmmmm.... the msm missed reporting that. Every time the CAIR spokesman has been sprawled across the wide screen, the newsies failed to indicate the Hamas-CAIR connection. Deliberate deception or disingenuous reporting from the MSM?

Wasn't there a report about a year ago of the CAIR hdq in Virginia or that geographical vicinity being searched by the FBI?
18 posted on 01/02/2005 6:17:07 AM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: M Kehoe

Oh, it's a civil suit and not criminal. Darn. I should have read it more closely. Got my hopes up.

Anytime CAIR can get dragged into court it is a good thing. Hopefully any publicity about what kind of organization it is will educate the public and change policy towards it and groups like it.


19 posted on 01/02/2005 6:38:32 AM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: yoe

CAIR is a sophisticated (and very evil) branch of al Queda which seeks to use an army of lawyers and the very laws of the USA to destroy this nation (just like the ACLU). CAIR is extremely dangerous and must be defeated at all costs.

Their website is seductive and deceptive for young heads-full-of-mush muslims:

http://www.cair-net.org/


20 posted on 01/02/2005 6:48:13 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: yoe

Oh, and CAIR particularly hates (are you ready for this?) ANN COULTER!:

http://www.cair-net.org/asp/article.asp?id=35572&page=NB


21 posted on 01/02/2005 6:51:21 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Revel; Velveeta; Dolphy; yoe

ping


22 posted on 01/02/2005 7:13:52 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: blam; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; ValerieUSA; Alouette; JohnHuang2; kattracks; me_newswire; ..
Ping!
23 posted on 01/02/2005 7:33:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (the US population in the year 2100 will exceed a billion, perhaps even three billion.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Oh, and CAIR particularly hates (are you ready for this?) ANN COULTER!:

..thanks for the post. ..btw, where are the A.C. pics., rules ya know. :^)

24 posted on 01/02/2005 7:53:31 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: yoe
Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

This was the sentiment of Omar M. Ahmad, the Chairman of the Board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR, as told at an Islamic conference held in Freemont, California, in July of 1998.
25 posted on 01/02/2005 7:56:30 AM PST by Beckwith (John, you said I was going to be the First Lady. As of now, you're on the couch.)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks..


26 posted on 01/02/2005 7:56:34 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Today, please pray for God's miracle, we are not going to make it without him.)
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To: Beckwith

“Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=32341


27 posted on 01/02/2005 7:58:53 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: yoe
CAIR is an outgrowth of the Hamas front group the Islamic Association of Palestine.

This language makes CAIR sound like a tumor. Quite right.

28 posted on 01/02/2005 8:00:05 AM PST by Petronski (You got the biggest heart...sometimes I think your just too good for me...)
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To: peyton randolph

Speaking of the NY Times, I think it too needs to be named as a defendant to this suit for the same reasons as CAIR.


29 posted on 01/02/2005 8:32:31 AM PST by thoughtomator (Flush twice, it's a long way to France)
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To: yoe

Since 9-11, CAIR, a spin-off of the Islamic Association For Palestine, has seen three of its former employees indicted on federal terrorism charges.

Randall Todd "Ismail" Royer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges he trained in Virginia for holy war against the United States and sent several members to Pakistan to join Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Kashmiri terrorist group with reported ties to al-Qaida.

In a plea bargain, Royer claimed he never intended to hurt anyone but admitted he organized the holy warriors after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.

After his arrest, Royer sought legal counsel from Hamas lawyer Stanley Cohen, who said after 9-11 he would consider serving as a defense lawyer for Osama bin Laden if the al-Qaida leader were captured.

Another CAIR figure, Bassem Khafagi, was arrested in January 2003 while serving as the group's director of community relations. The previous December, Ghassan Elashi, the founder of CAIR's Texas chapter, was indicted for financial ties to Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzook.

Current CAIR leaders also have made statements in support of Hamas and the domination of the U.S. by Islam.


30 posted on 01/02/2005 9:49:12 AM PST by A Navy Vet (CARE PACKAGES for our TROOPS: www.opgratitude.com - www.anysoldier.com - www.uso.org)
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To: yoe

Since 9-11, CAIR, a spin-off of the Islamic Association For Palestine, has seen three of its former employees indicted on federal terrorism charges.

Randall Todd "Ismail" Royer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges he trained in Virginia for holy war against the United States and sent several members to Pakistan to join Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Kashmiri terrorist group with reported ties to al-Qaida.

In a plea bargain, Royer claimed he never intended to hurt anyone but admitted he organized the holy warriors after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.

After his arrest, Royer sought legal counsel from Hamas lawyer Stanley Cohen, who said after 9-11 he would consider serving as a defense lawyer for Osama bin Laden if the al-Qaida leader were captured.

Another CAIR figure, Bassem Khafagi, was arrested in January 2003 while serving as the group's director of community relations. The previous December, Ghassan Elashi, the founder of CAIR's Texas chapter, was indicted for financial ties to Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzook.

Current CAIR leaders also have made statements in support of Hamas and the domination of the U.S. by Islam.


31 posted on 01/02/2005 9:50:50 AM PST by A Navy Vet (CARE PACKAGES for our TROOPS: www.opgratitude.com - www.anysoldier.com - www.uso.org)
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To: yoe

But cair has been training the fbi on 'muslim sensitivity'.

Why would the fbi take instruction from known arab and muslim terrorists? /sarc=off


32 posted on 01/02/2005 10:32:16 AM PST by sarah_f (Know Islam, Know Terror.)
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To: yoe
I hate CAIR, but this lawsuit is bs. CAIR will file a motion to dismiss, and any sane judge will grant it. If, by some miracle, the plaintiffs survive that motion to dismiss, they will lose on summary judgment.

On the other hand, if a victim of HAMAS sues CAIR, they might have a chance to succeed. CAIR has been linked to HAMAS, it has not been linked formally to Al-Queda.

33 posted on 01/02/2005 10:50:35 AM PST by ChicagoHebrew (Hell exists, it is real. It's a quiet green meadow populated entirely by Arab goat herders.)
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To: A Navy Vet
Hamas lawyer Stanley Cohen

LOL

34 posted on 01/02/2005 11:46:15 AM PST by perfect stranger (Godel, Escher and Bach. The Eternal Golden Braid)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
35 posted on 01/02/2005 12:02:15 PM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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To: Calpernia

Yep.
Thanks for the ping Calpernia.


36 posted on 01/02/2005 12:35:48 PM PST by Cindy
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To: M Kehoe
I smell a RICO indictment...kewl.

Hell yeah, take everything they got.

37 posted on 01/02/2005 2:37:47 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Inge C
The ACLU will get their comeupance.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41564

38 posted on 01/02/2005 2:49:08 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: A Navy Vet
Hamas lawyer Stanley Cohen ...

Excuse me, is this some kind of mistake? Stanley Cohen? This can't be right. What would Stanley's mother and ribbi say?
39 posted on 01/02/2005 3:08:08 PM PST by Beckwith (John, you said I was going to be the First Lady. As of now, you're on the couch.)
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To: sarah_f

Hopefully it is because they understand that you hold your friends close, and your enemies closer.


40 posted on 01/02/2005 3:46:17 PM PST by ExpatGator
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To: SJackson
BIG SMILE HERE! :-)
41 posted on 01/02/2005 4:07:43 PM PST by Valin (Sometimes you're the bug, and sometimes you're the windshield)
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To: nuconvert

LIFE IS GOOD


42 posted on 01/02/2005 4:12:48 PM PST by Valin (Sometimes you're the bug, and sometimes you're the windshield)
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To: peyton randolph

CAIR should be bankrupted under the RICO statue as should their twin accomplice, the Anti-Christ Lunatic's Union.


43 posted on 01/02/2005 4:46:50 PM PST by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: yoe
Rip 'em up, Willard! (Anyone remember that?)
44 posted on 01/02/2005 4:47:47 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: ChicagoHebrew
CAIR will file a motion to dismiss, and any sane judge will grant it. If, by some miracle, the plaintiffs survive that motion to dismiss, they will lose on summary judgment.

Viewing the facts alleged in a light most favorable to the plaintiffs, the motions will be denied. This goes to a jury.

45 posted on 01/02/2005 5:05:04 PM PST by peyton randolph (CAIR supports TROP terrorists)
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To: peyton randolph

Rubbish. If they don't allege ties to Al Queda, it goes on a motion to dismiss. If they do allege these ties, they don't have evidence to back it up and lose on summary judgment. Go back to law school.


46 posted on 01/02/2005 5:40:32 PM PST by ChicagoHebrew (Hell exists, it is real. It's a quiet green meadow populated entirely by Arab goat herders.)
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To: ChicagoHebrew
Go back to law school.

A khalerye. The personal attack was unwarranted. Unless you plan on starting a flame fest, quit violating FR rules.

Unlike the ALCU, Al-Qaeda doesn't hand out membership cards to its affiliates. We do know that Hamas is tied to Al-Qaeda and CAIR has been a primary promoter of the objectives of Hamas within the U.S., both politically and financially. If this is a civil RICO attack, we're looking at the actions of all of the spokes on the conspiracy wheel, i.e. the plaintiffs' burden is easier. The judge might bounce the action but it isn't the slam dunk you portray on CAIR's behalf. To the contrary, what is alleged has a good chance of making it to a jury.

47 posted on 01/02/2005 6:21:52 PM PST by peyton randolph (CAIR supports TROP terrorists)
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To: yoe

BTTT


48 posted on 01/02/2005 6:26:09 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: yoe; Flyer; dix; Eaker; humblegunner; thackney

About time...

I know there's atleast a dozen more groups that need their feet held to the fire as well...

And to think they are continuing their fundraising to support operations around the world is still going on...

hmmmmmm...


49 posted on 01/02/2005 6:28:30 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans)
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To: yoe

FOX had some "ex-CAIR" moslem guy on this AM who was talking about his new ".org" that's raising money for the Tesumani victims. Supposedly his whole family was wiped out. At least that's what he said.


50 posted on 01/03/2005 10:02:16 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Free Scott Peterson!!! In Iraq. Wearing an "Allah is the Devil" tee shirt.)
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