Skip to comments.Tancredo wants one tongue - Candidate confronted by Arabic speaker
Posted on 11/19/2007 8:21:46 AM PST by 3AngelaD
Describing the United States as "the last best hope" for carrying on the ideals of western civilization, Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo called last night for an end to the nation's "bilingualization" and "Balkanization."... Tancredo's comments didn't go unchallenged...."I speak the same language as the people that flew into the towers; I speak the same language as all the Iraqis we are killing; I speak many languages, and I'm proud of it," said Siham Elhamoumi, 22, who recently graduated from St. Michael's College in Vermont..."Am I the enemy?" Elhamoumi then pulled her shawl over her head, so it covered her hair....
"Do you take us for idiots, for people who have no appreciation of our history?" she asked. "Perhaps you don't have an understanding of your country right now, of its composition."
Tancredo repeatedly broke in, asking Elhamoumi to pose a question. He finally asked her a question of his own: "Do you believe that we should replace the Constitution with Sharia law?"
"That is below me," Elhamoumi replied. "Do not belittle people's opinions and people's beliefs and people's religions. Do not put one religion above the other."
Tancredo repeatedly insisted that his views on immigration have "nothing to do with race or ethnicity or anything of that nature." His concern, he said, is national cohesion, whether Americans share the same fundamental principles, whether there is "a singleness of purpose about the idea of America."
Increasingly, he said, immigrants are failing to assimilate - to learn English and embrace American values - as they did in years past. As evidence, Tancredo cited the existence of a bilingual newspaper in Iowa. "We are seeing the Balkanization of America and the bilingualization, which I do not think is a good idea," he said....
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“Do not put one religion above the other”
snicker...yeah right, hypocrite
(there is no god but allah and muhammad is his prophet)?
I'll take that as a "YES" Ms. Burka. I'm glad Tancedo asked that question straight up and we all noticed how you never answered it.
If nothing is done to close the 'cultural centers' and mosques and to round up the muslims in America for deportation, we're doomed.
There are plenty of 'moderate' politicians, but there are no moderate muslims. If they're not strapping on the explosives they're contributing to those that do!
Should of made her answer the question.
This woman, Siham Elhamoumi, is trash and owned property in her country. Yet she insists on the same being true in America. What a dope!
I see that Siham Elhamoumi did not answer the question. I think that question is fair game to any devout Muslim.
or they are preparing to attack....one cannot deal with these barbarians. Yet, the feel good left thinks they will not be eaten by these alligators. The left is in for a tremendous surprise....
That's the point. The Constitution is not a religion.
Tancredo for President!
Yeah, we should be so tolerant because we know how morally right and upstanding Satanism, Aztec worship and the Thugee cults were right class?
Why hasn't President Bush and Vice-President Cheney used the bully pulpit advantage of the offices to which we elected them to rally the American people to force our lousy congress to allow drilling for oil in our own territories and to lay off the oil companies in order that we get refineries built?
We are actually importing refined oil at this time.
The problem is, of course, with our worthless congressrats, but it also lies at the door of the oval orifice.
How many tongues does they guy have?
Sounds like it, yeah.
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