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Benghazi Investigator Slams America, ‘Islamophobes’
Front Page Magazine ^ | November 2, 2012 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 11/01/2012 11:39:49 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities.

So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling the epithet “Islamophobe” the same way American leftists use the word “racist” to shut down debate.

Pickering’s pontifications came two and a half weeks after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named him to head a State Department “Accountability Review Board” tasked with examining the circumstances surrounding the deaths on Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of 9/11, of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith, and security personnel Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

At last week’s panel discussion, Pickering piously but incorrectly invoked the Holocaust to argue that American Muslims were somehow in danger.

“I’m not great at quotations,” he said, foreshadowing a misattribution to come.

“Perhaps it was [German theologian and dissident] Dietrich Bonhoeffer who said of the Nazis, when they came for the Jews, I didn’t speak up. I was not a Jew. When they came for the Catholics, I didn’t speak up, I was not a Catholic. When they came for us, no one spoke up. There was no one left to do so,” Pickering said, paraphrasing famous, poignant verses actually spoken by Third Reich-era German pastor Martin Niemoller.

Pickering said that Americans’ lack of familiarity with Islam –and not Islamic terrorist attacks on Americans— fuels hostility toward Muslims.

“Data shows that those Americans who do not know Muslims, who do not know much about Islam, are the ones who harbor the greatest feelings of prejudice,” he said.

There is a “strong, continuing, and perhaps, in an unfortunate way in some areas, growing, prejudice against Muslims and Islam,” he said.

However, he added that veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have so far avoided embracing this anti-Islamic bigotry. “Many of the soldiers are still serving and I think that also is helpful because they understand that as loyal Americans that kind of prejudice is not to be expressed.”

Pickering urged what might amount to a zero-tolerance policy against so-called Islamophobes in American society. “There are strong efforts as well that we must make to deal with opinion leaders who harbor these prejudices, who espouse them and spread them,” he said.

Although the former envoy did not elaborate on what those “strong efforts” might consist of, his statement is worrisome. The Obama administration is openly hostile to the First Amendment.

After the Benghazi debacle, President Obama went before the United Nations General Assembly and apologized for America’s free speech protections. Pushing the false cover story that the attacks on U.S. missions this past Sept. 11 were prompted by an anti-Islam video virtually no one saw, the president said that “the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” Weeks before that, Department of Justice official Thomas Perez pointedly refused during a congressional hearing to rule out supporting Saudi-style anti-blasphemy laws.

Pickering wasn’t the only panelist last week to describe ordinary Americans as a threat to Muslim inhabitants of the United States.

In a particularly revealing soliloquy, Arab American Institute president James J. Zogby, whose younger brother is renowned pollster John Zogby, passionately inveighed against his fellow Americans, and particularly Tea Party supporters, labeling them dangerous racist Islamophobes:

“I think that there’s a direct correlation between the president of the United States and Islamophobia. As we do our polling, we find that it is not the universal phenomenon. This hatred toward Muslims is largely concentrated with middle class, middle age, white people, and then it overlaps almost identically with the Tea Party. It is not a Republican thing. It’s a generational thing.

>>>And it is a phenomenon born of a simple set of conditions, collapse of home mortgages, foreclosures increasing, pensions in collapse when the stock market went down, unemployment doubling, the decline of the American dream. In our polling we always used, when we’d say, are your children going to be better off than you, that’s the American dream question, we’d get two thirds saying yes. We now get two thirds saying no.

And in the midst of all of that this group of white middle aged, middle class men looked around and saw a young African-American, educated at Harvard with a middle name Hussein, and didn’t like the president of the United States of America. It fueled this phenomenon and it opened the door for the wedge issue to operate and it’s operating simply among that demographic. It’s not a universal phenomenon. It’s not found among African-Americans or Asians or Latinos. It’s not found among young white kids. It’s not found among college educated professional women. It’s found in that one narrow demographic. That’s where the bad numbers come from.<<<

He continued: “And I think that, if, we had, I have a lot of gripes with George Bush, but if he were president, he would be doing what he did, which is put his foot down and say stop. I think we would not be seeing the phenomenon growing as we see it growing. But the problem is is that if Barack Obama says stop they say, you’re just the damn problem to begin with, you’re not one of us anyway,” Zogby said, affecting an accent that might be characterized as “redneck” or “country.”

There is “an overlay between the racism and the Islamophobia” that is “being used as a wedge issue” against President Obama, he said. Zogby also described controversial Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a Muslim and an extreme left-winger, as “a gift to America and Congress, an extraordinary person who could not be better than he is.”

It should be noted that Zogby’s views are unremarkable in leftist circles. They are within the mainstream of the Democratic Party. He is a member of the executive committee of the Democratic National Committee. In 1984 Zogby was a senior advisor to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign.

Pickering said he agreed with Zogby’s critique. “Let me just go further,” he said. “Jim, I agree with what you say about both domestic politics and the wedge issue and the effect on the attitude towards the president. I’m deeply concerned.”

The fact that the U.S. has “fought two long, difficult, and fruitless, in my view, wars against countries which are Islamic and in which that particular set of issues contribute to stereotyping, to phobia, to basically loose talk, jokes, and all the things that go to tend to make up bigotry and in a sense authorize it because we were at war, is, in my view, part and parcel of the phenomenon that we see now,” he said.

Pickering also praised his fellow panelists American Association for Muslim Advancement executive director Daisy Khan, and her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, as “wonderful people” whose “hopes and aspirations … we all, I believe, widely share.”

Khan and Rauf are prime movers behind the proposal to build a victory mosque near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. Khan becomes apoplectic when discussing those who question the wisdom of building a Muslim holy site so close to the place where nearly 3,000 Americans were killed in an Islamist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Asked in 2010 if America was “Islamophobic,” Khan replied that “It’s not even Islamophobia, it’s beyond Islamophobia — it’s hate of Muslims.”

Critics say Pickering is unfit to head any probe of what happened in Benghazi because he harbors sympathy for Islamism and is suspiciously cozy with Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The former envoy has ties to the pro-Iran Islamist front group known as the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). NIAC recently lost an important defamation case in federal court in which it unsuccessfully argued the group was not a tool of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

NIAC is one of several “Jihadist entities hostile to American interests,” according to an influential report by Clare M. Lopez of the Center for Security Policy. NIAC is involved in “a de facto partnership” with its notorious Islamist ally “the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other organizations serving as mouthpieces for the mullahs’ party line.” CAIR is an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood and was named by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 and 2008 Holy Land Foundation trials.

Pickering counsels against attacking Iran, arguing war with that country “would be madness, and catastrophic for U.S. interests.” He wants the U.S. to resume diplomatic relations with Iran, which were severed in 1980 after Iranian revolutionaries seized the U.S. Embassy and 52 Americans.

Pickering opposes proposed legislation that would make it “illegal for any American diplomat to have any contact with an Iranian official.” He supports a plan for a multinational uranium enrichment consortium in Iran, which is thought to be developing nuclear weapons.

The U.S. has had a trade embargo in effect against oil-rich Iran since 1995. Pickering desperately wants trade sanctions relaxed.

Composing an op-ed from a parallel universe in which Iran doesn’t put homosexuals and religious dissenters to death, finance Islamofascist terrorism, or aspire to vaporize Israel, three months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Pickering argued that Iran was bursting with “big opportunities” for the United States.

“Iran could become a stabilizing influence in a congenitally unstable region,” he wrote Dec. 28, 2001, in the Washington Post.

Iran “has attributes unique to the region: rudimentary but real politics based on free elections; a legitimate government; a history and culture all its own; and uncontested borders fixed by that experience, rather than imposed by other governments,” Pickering opined. “Iran has had its revolution and never come close to imploding. Support for the hard-line Islamist clerics who came to power in that revolution has dwindled. Iran is a largely moderate and pro-American society.”

Meanwhile, the Obama administration’s cover-up of its catastrophic failures in Benghazi continues to flounder.

On Oct. 31 Catherine Herridge of Fox News reported that Stevens personally begged for adequate security for the consulate in a classified cable sent to Secretary Clinton’s office on Aug. 16. “There can be no doubt that this is really a cry for help from the people on the ground,” Herridge said, referring to the cable as “the smoking gun warning.”

“If you couple this with the fact that we were coming up with the 9/11 anniversary and if you couple this with the statements that a videotape was somehow responsible, what you see is that is completely undercut. This cable says that, ‘The militias and al-Qaeda are here, we essentially think that we are next.’ So to take this attack and to suggest for such a long period of time that it was [an anti-Islam] video when you have a classified cable and the intelligence, it just doesn’t match up,” she said.

“I can’t think of anything that would be more specific than if these [terrorist] groups had emailed the State Department and said, ‘Here’s the time, here’s the place, and here’s the method of the attack,’” she said.

“I think it’s important that the people who lost their lives have themselves honored with the facts and I think we’re starting to get the facts,” Herridge said.

With Ambassador Pickering steering the official State Department investigation, those facts seem likely to be sacrificed to political expediency.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; embassymurders; islam; islamist; islamophobia; pickering; shadowwars; thomasrpickering; threatmatrix
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Thomas R. Pickering
1 posted on 11/01/2012 11:40:01 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama has not done ONE thing that is Pro-America - NOT even 4 days before an election. I don’t expect him to in his second term either. If anything he’ll be many times worse. He needs to go.

http://youtu.be/agUx79yG1Lo


2 posted on 11/01/2012 11:45:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities ... former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

The Taliban is in the building.

3 posted on 11/01/2012 11:46:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

Maybe he should be the next Ambassador to Libya?


4 posted on 11/01/2012 11:46:29 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: All
Herridge On Cable Month Before Benghazi Attack: "Smoking Gun Warning Here"

There was no surprise about the attack. There was no 'failure of intel.' The attack was predicted in precise detail a month before it occurred. The draw down of security had to be intentional.

CIA Sources: Obama ordered military not to help Ambassador Stevens

The failure to approve a rescue had to be intentional.

Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack

Keeping the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) in the dark about the attack had to be intentional.

Tweeting apologies for the 'anti-Muhammed video' beginning early that morning, repeatedly blaming all the violence at all of our embassies on the 'video' and making an apology video to air in Pakistan had to be intentional.

Stevens presence in Benghazi on 9-11 had to be intentional.

5 posted on 11/01/2012 11:48:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: everyone

Photo-Op/Cover-Up

6 posted on 11/01/2012 11:48:37 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I dont know why but I have a dislike for people trying to kill me or force their un-reformed 11th century religion on me.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 11:49:19 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Perhaps it was [German theologian and dissident] Dietrich Bonhoeffer who said of the Nazis, when they came for the Jews, I didn’t speak up. I was not a Jew. When they came for the Catholics, I didn’t speak up, I was not a Catholic. When they came for us, no one spoke up. There was no one left to do so,” Pickering said, paraphrasing famous, poignant verses actually spoken by Third Reich-era German pastor Martin Niemoller.

OK so now he is speaking up for people who want to kill Jews, Catholics and everyone else who is not a muslim (or of a certain sect of muslims)


8 posted on 11/01/2012 11:49:58 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: tsowellfan

Obama made sure that the “ UNIONS “ got a good deal on hurricane Sandy clean up work in New Jersey putting “ Unions “ above people’s lives who are suffering.... Mega Sarcasm.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 11:51:53 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Pickering is a sell out and rude, opinionated, old, old man. It’s past time for him to be put out to pasture.

He’s unfit to lead, let alone participate, in any so-called investigation.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 11:51:53 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There is n tactful or non-expletive response to this so....I just swallow my words and give myself an ulcer.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 11:54:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Typo Correction:

I should have added:

" Obama has not done ONE thing that is Pro-America "

Obama made sure that the “ UNIONS “ got a good deal on hurricane Sandy clean up work in New Jersey putting “ Unions “ above people’s lives who are suffering.... Mega Sarcasm.
12 posted on 11/01/2012 11:54:29 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, it is nice that this old fart lived to be 80 yrs old.

First of all, had he been placed in the same position as Stevens at one of his assigned embassies he wouldn’t have seen 80.

Secondly, if he had been in one of the WTC buildings or been a passenger on one of those doomed planes on 9/11, he wouldn’t have made it to 80.

I find his comments in this article disgusting. I think he is disgusting. An old 80 yr old fool that doesn’t have a clue about what he is talking about. It is no wonder Obama and Clinton have this idiot investigating Benghazi. He is a fellow traveler, one of them and they are all traitors.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 12:07:27 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: TigersEye
.....Stevens presence in Benghazi on 9-11 had to be intentional.

Fox News' Jennifer Griffin reported on Oct 26, 2012 - back when it was still believed that the February 17th Brigades Libyan militia was there to protect the Americans:

"...............Fox News has also learned that Stevens was in Benghazi that day to be present at the opening of an English-language school being started by the Libyan farmer who helped save an American pilot who had been shot down by pro-Qaddafi forces during the initial war to overthrow the regime. That farmer saved the life of the American pilot and the ambassador wanted to be present to launch the Libyan rescuer's new school." Source

14 posted on 11/02/2012 12:08:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I remember that story. That’s not quite what I meant by his presence there being intentional.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 12:15:44 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, from what I have read, Stevens was not an Islamophobe. Nor was Glen Doherty, according to his mother. They just wanted to free the Libyan people. I am not sure what that means. Are there any free Muslim countries? Did they have a model to go by? Do we kill a dictator, hold an election, and declare all these countries free? Define free.

Would the Muslims in the US be ok with it if we sent them all back to their native lands? Would they be free there? Do Muslims in the US appreciate freedom of speech and freedom of religion for themselves and their wives and daughters? Do they appreciate the freedoms of Christians in the United States? Who is phobic? Do Muslims welcome Christians into their communities and into their countries? Do they welcome Jews? Who is phobic?

How many Muslims were killed in the US this year? How many Americans were killed in Muslim countries?


16 posted on 11/02/2012 12:15:44 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: TigersEye

was there ever any doubt that this investigation would be a total sham?

Hillary assigned the person who’s supposed to investigate her? Hmm that should work out real good for the Traitors...

Fox News, please do not stop investigating! we need to nail these traitors and put them on trial! he future of our country and our freedom is at stake!


17 posted on 11/02/2012 12:21:07 AM PDT by uncitizen (Arrest The Traitor Today!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If it was, you’d all be dead. It would be better.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 12:37:46 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: TigersEye
I remember that story. That’s not quite what I meant by his presence there being intentional.

I understand. It's just a piece of the puzzle (the story that was advanced as to why Chris Stevens was there).

19 posted on 11/02/2012 12:46:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Understood. There was also the meeting with the Turkish consul general ... for who knows what.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 12:48:21 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hey Pickering...Not all Muslims are terrorists, BUT ALL TERRORIST ARE MUSLIM!!

"The Taliban is inside the Building"......TRUER words have NEVER been spoken!!

21 posted on 11/02/2012 1:00:53 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hey Pickering...Not all Muslims are terrorists, BUT ALL TERRORISTS ARE MUSLIM!!

"The Taliban is inside the Building"......TRUER words have NEVER been spoken!!

22 posted on 11/02/2012 1:01:03 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I believe he was in Benghazi that day meeting someone from Turkey for an ARMS DEAL!!


23 posted on 11/02/2012 1:03:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Ah yes, the so-called “Islamophobia” or the anti-American Left and their even more anti-American Islamist allies’ latest PC attempt to stigmatize and then criminalize rational, pragmatic and fact based thought.
24 posted on 11/02/2012 1:26:37 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Remember the Benghazi 4")
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To: uncitizen
we need to nail these traitors and put them on trial! The future of our country and our freedom is at stake!

I guess the NY SLIMES and SEE BS are now trying to figure out how could they have been so wrong about Hussein. Naw, on second thought, they are trying to figure out how to shut down this conspiracy crap thinking.

25 posted on 11/02/2012 1:26:53 AM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: TigersEye

So!!!

Why do you think he was picked by Hillary to head an investigation into Benghazi atrocities?

Do you think maybe Hillary knew how he felt before she picked him?

Well!!!! Of course she did. Nothing like picking an investigator whose findings will agree with your own.

It’s another farce.

After they have been feeding food unfit for consumption to our kids in schools,they feel they can feed their line of BS to us stupid Americans.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 1:27:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

Amen Brother.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 1:29:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: petitfour

Oh there you go with that silly logic stuff.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 1:41:43 AM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: Ann Archy

“Not all Muslims are terrorists, BUT ALL TERRORIST ARE MUSLIM!!”

Unless you’re a disgruntled 14 year-old white boy making idle threats to bullies at your old school (charged with making “terrorist” threats).

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/macomb_county/middle-school-student-is-accused-of-threatening-former-school-on-facebook


29 posted on 11/02/2012 2:11:07 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fear of Islam is just GOOD SENSE....

Islam wants to KILL all infidels.. ALL OF THEM..
AND any muslim that changes religion MUST be killed also..

Its in the Quran and these people are serious.. taught this from babies..
The ONLY WAY to stop all this is to eliminate ALL MUSLIMS..

By conversion -OR- by other means.. ELSE IT WILL NOT STOP.. FOREVER..

Islam-phobia IS A GOOD THING.. not a bad thing..


30 posted on 11/02/2012 2:28:22 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Muslims’ demand that people respect their religion might have some credibility if they showed equal respect for the religions of others.
Muslims are non-violent. It is a religion of peace. And if you dare question that statement they will kill you.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 2:41:54 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
per Wikipedia . . .

Pickering serves on the board of directors for CRDF Global and the American Iranian Council, an organization devoted to the normalization of relations between Iran and America

wonder who is biased and prejudiced?

32 posted on 11/02/2012 2:43:13 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Prior to WW2 there were a lot of Americans who thought highly of Adolf Hitler. Many were ethnic Germans and some of those were organized into an organkzation known as The Bund. Did that prevent J Edgar Hoover and the FBI from investigating Bund activities? No. I guess we’re lucky people with Obama’s philosophy weren’t running thing in the thirties.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 3:06:10 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We Islam-Obamaphobes want all muslims, mosques, and koran schools out of our nation. How do we do this? A petition drive in each and every state? A petition drive to make murdering cults illegal? Or are murdering cults already illegal?


34 posted on 11/02/2012 3:08:04 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Islamist-sympathizer ignores the reality that all the terror attacks world-wide are by Muslims today.

You can't play the "Muslim-Card" and get anyone to buy-in, unless they're the goofy looney-left, who think Kumbaya-siinging and holding hands with suicide bombers is intelligent foreign policy.

35 posted on 11/02/2012 3:14:35 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I learned all I need to know about the obscenity known as islam on 9/11/01. Nothing since has changed my mind at all. islam is a virus and it must be destroyed, absolutely destroyed. The cesspit known as mecca must become radioactive glass. Every koran needs to be pulped into toilet paper.

islam delenda est!!


36 posted on 11/02/2012 3:27:18 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty
To paraphrase the old saw about a liberal being just a conservative who hasn't yet been mugged, a liberal ambassador is just an "Islamophobe" who hasn't been bodily sucked of of a muslim inflicted bomb hole in the side of a plane at 30,000 feet.

Note on the record that I do take issue with the term (and do not concede its use) "Islamophobe" since "phobe" signifies IRRATIONAL fear. There is nothing irrational about fearing bloodthirsty bastards who deliberately killed 3000 innocent civilians in the course of a couple of hours.

37 posted on 11/02/2012 3:46:47 AM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
LOL'd at "...the benign Muslim religion...", and in the very first sentence!

No need to read any further. I will add this though...we do not have a "phobia" about muslims. You cowardly sheep shaggers don't scare us one bit. If we could just get our leadership to ignore your childish temper tantrums, and stop giving you our money.

...and we don't even NEED your f#cking oil.

38 posted on 11/02/2012 4:10:49 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Mich Patriot

Forgot to add “and slap you down HARD when you act up.”


39 posted on 11/02/2012 4:13:17 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: ari-freedom

Stevens was a major pro-Jihadi type, too (I think they call them “orientalists”).


40 posted on 11/02/2012 4:19:19 AM PDT by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mr. Pickering seems to be missing the point that Senator McCarthy was right. KGB files proved that Ethel and Julius Rosenberg really were spies, and that a number of high-ranking State Department officials really were Communists. And, (I know this will shock any number of members of the Left Establishment), there really are people that want to kill Americans, including useful idiots like Mr. Pickering. And today - shock of all shocks - most of those practice Islam.


41 posted on 11/02/2012 4:23:20 AM PDT by Pecos (Double tap: the only acceptable gun control)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What puzzles me is how foreigner's can come to our christian country and push their religious ways onto us and not abide by our Constitution. I know the answer it is us and we let them.
42 posted on 11/02/2012 5:26:04 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Says the rabid Christophobe.
43 posted on 11/02/2012 5:56:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
John Bolton won't put up with stuff like this in the new Romney administration.
44 posted on 11/02/2012 5:59:19 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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Well this investigator is a waste of time....we already know he will find nothing.


45 posted on 11/02/2012 6:10:46 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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“Many of the soldiers are still serving and I think that also is helpful because they understand that as loyal Americans that kind of prejudice is not to be expressed.”

They probably understand that they aren't really allowed to express their candid opinions on US policy, and they undoubtedly understand that speaking out against the government and the military's political correctness is not good for their career prospects.

What a pathetic presentation from this Pickering character.

46 posted on 11/02/2012 6:11:23 AM PDT by Will88
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Pickering is the (well) paid whore of the Saudis. Nothing he says or writes should be taken seriously by real Americans.


47 posted on 11/02/2012 6:46:30 AM PDT by Godwin1
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This is huge. An Islamist investigates Islamists.
48 posted on 11/02/2012 7:43:15 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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Bump


49 posted on 11/02/2012 10:04:04 AM PDT by petitfour
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If soldiers of WWII had been “led like our soldiers of today, we’d have lost the war.

As for the “uneducated” hating muslims, I studied Islam in college in 1976. Many of us have seen it coming for decades.


50 posted on 11/02/2012 11:36:43 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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