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Tancredo wants one tongue - Candidate confronted by Arabic speaker
Concord Monitor ^ | November 18. 2007 | SARAH LIEBOWITZ

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at concordmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: englishlanguage; islam; jihadinamerica; stopislamization; terror; tomtancredo; waronislamism
I hope someone is keeping an eye on Siham Elhamoumi, who also led the anti-war movement at her college.
1 posted on 11/19/2007 8:21:47 AM PST by 3AngelaD
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To: 3AngelaD

“Do not put one religion above the other”

snicker...yeah right, hypocrite

(there is no god but allah and muhammad is his prophet)?


2 posted on 11/19/2007 8:24:29 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: 3AngelaD
He (Tancedo) 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."

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.

3 posted on 11/19/2007 8:24:34 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: 3AngelaD
An islamofascist plant!

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!

4 posted on 11/19/2007 8:26:31 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. So why vote for one?)
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To: 3AngelaD

Should of made her answer the question.


5 posted on 11/19/2007 8:26:47 AM PST by MNJohnnie (FUND THE WAR! DEFUND THE PORK! FIX THE ATM!-DO SOMETHING DEMOCRATS!)
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To: 3AngelaD

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!


6 posted on 11/19/2007 8:27:54 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk. I Will Be Voting for Mr. Duncan Hunter, fellow FReepers.)
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To: 3AngelaD

I see that Siham Elhamoumi did not answer the question. I think that question is fair game to any devout Muslim.


8 posted on 11/19/2007 8:28:12 AM PST by Goldwater and Gingrich
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To: fweingart

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....


9 posted on 11/19/2007 8:30:06 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk. I Will Be Voting for Mr. Duncan Hunter, fellow FReepers.)
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To: 3AngelaD
"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."

That's the point. The Constitution is not a religion.

10 posted on 11/19/2007 8:30:42 AM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: 3AngelaD
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.

Maybe...however, you still need to answer the question, you terrorist sympathizer.
11 posted on 11/19/2007 8:30:47 AM PST by indcons
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To: 3AngelaD
"Do not put one religion above another."

He should have asked her if she thinks Islam is the best religion, and told her if she says it isn't, she is an enemy of the "holy warriors". He should have also asked her if in Iraq Muslims are killing other Muslims.
12 posted on 11/19/2007 8:32:39 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: 3AngelaD

Tancredo for President!


13 posted on 11/19/2007 8:33:43 AM PST by gogogodzilla (Republicans are just Socialism-lite.)
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To: 3AngelaD
"Am I the enemy?"

Quite likely.

14 posted on 11/19/2007 8:34:31 AM PST by Paladin2 (We don't fix the problem, we fix the blame!)
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To: 3AngelaD

Go Tancredo!


15 posted on 11/19/2007 8:35:26 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: 3AngelaD
"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."

Yeah, we should be so tolerant because we know how morally right and upstanding Satanism, Aztec worship and the Thugee cults were right class?

16 posted on 11/19/2007 8:36:55 AM PST by Centurion2000 (False modesty is as great a sin as false pride.)
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To: From One - Many
We're so kind to our enemies who want to kill us it should make honest men sick to their stomachs. Who could imagine a president who continues to make 'nice' to these muslim rats while he ignores the tremendous danger to this nation from our porous borders?

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.

17 posted on 11/19/2007 8:37:16 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. So why vote for one?)
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To: 3AngelaD
Tancredo wants one tongue

How many tongues does they guy have?

18 posted on 11/19/2007 8:37:35 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: 3AngelaD
"Am I the enemy?"

Sounds like it, yeah.

19 posted on 11/19/2007 8:38:43 AM PST by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: Turbopilot

I was thinking there might be at least 51% probability of her being that, too ...


20 posted on 11/19/2007 8:40:40 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: 3AngelaD

She missed the point entirely....All these minorities are piling into America and dragging their wacky customs and cultures with them. The American government is the one at fault here! They have allowed this to happen. Tancredo is not abolishing anyones religion. He’s simply saying that America needs a basic structure or guideline to maintain its sovereignty! We do not want a fractured society like England. I sure as hell do not want my tax money going for a drivers test printed in twenty languages!


21 posted on 11/19/2007 8:45:25 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 3AngelaD

I like the way she rubbed his nose in the fact that America has been infiltrated and populated with insurgents-in-waiting along with all the instant welfare sinks.


22 posted on 11/19/2007 8:46:30 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Speak English first. Then your native language. My grandparents used to speak Italian but when there were people who did not understand their tongue... my dad told them to speak English. THAT is the right way. It would be the same if you were in a room with some people and instead of speaking where everyone could hear you...you continually WHISPERED into the ear of the person next to you. Wouldn’t that be rude as well? SPEAK ENGLISH!!!


23 posted on 11/19/2007 8:47:21 AM PST by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for this country than any other politician ever! He's the man!!!!)
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To: 3AngelaD
"Am I the enemy?"

Absolutely!

24 posted on 11/19/2007 8:48:08 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: fweingart
I have a theory of what is taking place in our Nation, in simple language. I cannot share it today, but my theory appears to be plausible. I will share my theory when I can.
25 posted on 11/19/2007 8:48:20 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk. I Will Be Voting for Mr. Duncan Hunter, fellow FReepers.)
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To: sageb1

Kill the infidels wherever you find them.


26 posted on 11/19/2007 8:50:43 AM PST by Sender (You are the weapon. What you hold in your hand is just a tool.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Haven’t the UK and Britain been good enough examples of why NOT TO LET THESE FANATICS INTO AMERICA??? How many times do we suffer before we get the message?? Only Australia has had the LEADERSHIP AND CONVICTION to protect itself from these fanatic extremist islamo-fascists.

Hello Washington....wake up.


27 posted on 11/19/2007 8:54:25 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: 3AngelaD
"Do you believe that we should replace the Constitution with Sharia law?"

I notice Tancredo's hector refused to anwer the question.

28 posted on 11/19/2007 8:56:39 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: 3AngelaD

“....”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,”

The fact that she is proud to speak the same language as those who flew into the towers and Iraqi’s we are fighting says alot about her sympathies. What she fails to realize is that she can speak as many freaking languages as she likes, but that the sole language to transact govt business in the US should be English. language


29 posted on 11/19/2007 9:03:16 AM PST by Hacklehead (Proud graduate of the Klingon School of Interpersonal Communication.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
You are exactly correct.

I ask anyone here, Do we have a distinct "United States of America" culture in this country anymore?

Damn! look at the phrase I just used!

In years past I would have just typed "American culture".

30 posted on 11/19/2007 9:04:20 AM PST by right way right
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To: From One - Many

Is the theory that we need a benevolent despot (like Francisco Franco) for about a decade or so?


31 posted on 11/19/2007 9:11:01 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. So why vote for one?)
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To: 3AngelaD

“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...”Am I the enemy?” Elhamoumi then pulled her shawl over her head, so it covered her hair. “Am I the enemy if I do this?”

She has the same attitude as the 9/11 terrorists, so yeah, she’s the enemy.


32 posted on 11/19/2007 9:12:52 AM PST by SFC MAC (SFC McElroy, US ARMY (RET))
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To: 3AngelaD
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;

Tancredo missed an opportunity to shut her up...

He could have said, 'And you speak the language of all the Iraqis we are fighting for and saving their lives and their country...But you have clearly chosen the side of Osama Bin Laden in your attack on the U.S. of A...

Next question please...

33 posted on 11/19/2007 9:41:44 AM PST by Iscool
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To: 3AngelaD

Tom should have asked this person, a second class citizen in her own religion, how long did she think her big mouth would last in any Islamic country.

Regards


34 posted on 11/19/2007 10:15:19 AM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: 3AngelaD
As evidence, Tancredo cited the existence of a bilingual newspaper in Iowa.

Yes Tom, there were never any Italian language newspapers in America.

35 posted on 11/19/2007 10:19:54 AM PST by Stentor
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To: 3AngelaD
"Am I the enemy?"

Probably.

36 posted on 11/19/2007 10:25:36 AM PST by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: indcons
Okay, so apparently Sharia law IS part of the Muslim religion. This woman took the question as a belittling of her religion, that means, if she is a believer, she believes Sharia should be implemented, but that can't happen AND keep the US Constitution.

I couldn't find much, but here's what our newly graduated student has been up to:

From the St Michael's College (Catholic) website: "A multicultural panel on Approaches to Peace featured President Marc vander-Heyden, Assistant Professor of Economics Tara Natarajan, Siham Elhamoumi ’07, a chief organizer of the day’s events and a native of Morocco, and Jacob Awar Ayuen ’06, who found refuge in Vermont from his war-torn home in Sudan."

From the Seven Day's (Vermont's Independent Voice), our girl practiced questioning a presidential candidate: "After relaying some anecdotes from the 2004 election, Flynn moved behind a podium and pretended to be Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani. “Come on, everyone loves me, I’m America’s mayor, ask me some questions!” yelled the radical activist."

"Siham Elhamoumi, a 22-year-old organizer with the Vermont Global Health Coalition, stood up. “Eight thousand people die every day of AIDS worldwide,” she began. “Would you support $50 billion in funding for HIV/AIDS over five years?”"

From the St Michael's College student newspaper:

"Siham Elhamoumi, a senior SGAC member and organizer of World AIDS day events, presented Leahy with an oversized thank you card signed by many students at St. Michael’s.

“Thank you for your leadership in AIDS,” Elhamoumi said to Leahy. “We ask you to support health care workers in Africa with $8 billion over five years.”

After Leahy’s visit, the crowd continued toward Sanders’ office on Church Street.

Rowlands led the march, shouting, “Show me what democracy looks like!”

The crowd responded, yelling, “This is what democracy looks like!”

The group arrived at One Church Street, chanting and waving signs outside of Sanders’ second story office window.

“Thank you Bernie!” shouted the group as Sanders approached.

Elhamoumi addressed Sanders and repeated the plea for $8 billion for the health care worker initiative.

Sanders said students need to work on this issue together, and he thanked them for their activism.

“Moral things help fight against terrorism,” Sanders said. “This is good public policy for America.”"

Hmmm, I wonder if Elhamoumi would thank George Bush, whose made AIDS in Africa his cause, for his activity to stop AIDS?

37 posted on 11/19/2007 10:32:55 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Just laugh at them!)
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To: donna
Constitution is not a religion

The point is that the Constitution is law, and so is Sharia, which is mandated by a supposed religion, which is in reality an Arab mein kampf.

38 posted on 11/19/2007 11:43:03 AM PST by Defiant ("Expectorate" has Specter in it.)
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To: right way right

You are a ward of the state. This is the USA and America is a pipe dream. Have you had your shots?


39 posted on 11/19/2007 11:48:25 AM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: 3AngelaD

I am GLAD Tancredo stood up to this plant.


40 posted on 11/19/2007 12:32:06 PM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: 3AngelaD

She needs to be given a refurbushed room in Manzanar..


41 posted on 11/19/2007 8:12:45 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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