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Swearing In the Enemy
Wall Street Journal ^ | Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Posted on 05/20/2013 8:21:57 AM PDT by OddLane

On April 25, 2013, I took the oath to become a citizen of the United States. Perhaps only those who have taken this oath can fully understand how I felt that afternoon in Boston. I felt a strong sense of belonging, and tears welled up in my eyes more than a few times during the hourlong ceremony.

I have no reason to doubt that the 1,834 other men and women who took the oath with me also felt that special sense of homecoming. On that sunny afternoon, it seemed unreal that just 10 days earlier, another new citizen of this country had taken up arms against it—against us—in the very same city.

As the whole world now knows, that new U.S. citizen was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, only 19 years old. He had taken the oath just seven months earlier—on Sept. 11, in fact, a grim irony whose lessons we are still struggling to learn. His alleged partner in crime and mentor was his elder brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who himself had applied for citizenship and was well into the process, awaiting approval and the invitation to take the same precious oath.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: amnesty; ayaanhirsiali; immigration; islam

1 posted on 05/20/2013 8:21:57 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: OddLane

I have read her book, “Infidel” and she is truly a remarkable woman. She speaks and writes simply and clearly with no mincing of words. Those who know her story would agree that is a very brave, self aware and smart woman. Would that there would be more like her.


2 posted on 05/20/2013 8:26:52 AM PDT by stoneyhll (If I am to err, let me err on the side of freedom)
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To: OddLane

I’d it were up to me, his oath taking class of 25 April would have been the last for awhile. At the very least, people named Ali would be on hold. And I still haven’t gotten a rational explanation for (1)Saudi’s getting fast tracked for entry (2) why the Saudi( who was visited by the First Lady after sustain an unexplained injury at the race) was allowed to leave without further scrutiny (3) why anyone who flagged for anything is allowed entry..


3 posted on 05/20/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: OddLane

You’d think that the press would be curious about why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sworn in on September 11th, especially since the FBI and the Justice Department had been warned by the Russians that he and his brother were terrorists.

Was it a coincidence? The traitor press doesn’t seem to be a bit curious. The talking heads on TV don’t seem to have noticed. Jay Leno hasn’t joked about it. The whole Boston Marathon episode has been pretty much forgotten—except by those whose legs have been blown off, or whose family were killed.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 8:33:20 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cardinal4

Ali is a woman.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 8:34:06 AM PDT by stoneyhll (If I am to err, let me err on the side of freedom)
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To: stoneyhll
She's written several, including Nomad, , which describes her forced political exile from the Netherlands because of the Islamist-socialist alliance, which has a death grip on Western European politics and culture.
6 posted on 05/20/2013 8:34:54 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: stoneyhll

My point being that those of a Mideast origin need further scrutiny and should NEVER be fast tracked or rubber stamped..


7 posted on 05/20/2013 8:37:59 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: OddLane
Seems to me that it would be a good idea that everyone ought to be required to pass such a course in citizenship as a condition of voting.

- ability to read American English
- ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide
- basic knowledge of United States history
- a single address for voting purposes

Same as for naturalization.

8 posted on 05/20/2013 8:40:13 AM PDT by imardmd1
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To: imardmd1

And whats sad is that half of the native born citizen populace wouldn’t be able to pass that test.


9 posted on 05/20/2013 9:21:32 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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