Skip to comments.At a Michigan Grill, an Arab American Voice Quizzes Cheney
Posted on 09/22/2004 10:32:40 AM PDT by JohnnyZ
Wearing a turban and robed in brown and black, Qazwini, a religious leader born in Iraq, wanted to know if Cheney would pledge to support antidiscrimination policies to protect Muslims in the United States. And he wanted to know if the vice president remained confident Iraqi elections would still proceed in January.
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Should free people have the right to discriminate?
But he added: "Was it sufficient? Did I expect him to say more, to engage Muslims in the campaign? Yes, I did."
Just read about a decorated soldier reportedly attacked at a concert in Ohio. He was wearing an Iraqi Freedom Tee Shirt...it's on nbc4i.com; has anyone heard about this? supposedly the soldier is anxious to go back to Iraq and serve with his unit.
I say send him to Falluja and have the nice muslim man ask about stopping the beheading of Americans. Maybe even send Jesse Jackson, Farrakan et al to Iraq to see what the demands are....
The Great Qazwini has spoken!
I hope Cheney told him politely to go f--- himself!
Muslims don't wear turbans.
Well Mr. Quizno... Do you plan on being a voice of reason against the maniacs who behead Americans? As it is right now, the majority of Americans are concerned about their family's safety from militant muslims and a vocal and public condemntation from one of their own would serve a very good cause toward reconciling many people's fears towards Islam.
Has that answered your question Mr Quizno?
Yes, of course. The proper term is "rag".
Why are y'all jumping on this guy? He had family killed by Saddam and he wants to make sure Iraqis are going to be holding election on the current timetable. Does that sound to you like someone sympathetic to Zarqawi?
Sorry, Johnny, I just don't like mudslimes.
What's al Sadr, a Buddhist?
Bit of a religious bigot Jesse?
That likely depends on the basis on which we're discriminating. For some reason, we've said one's religion is not an acceptable basis for discrimination in certain circumstances (e.g. we can kick them out of our churches and homes but, not our places of business).
Since this is so seemingly elementary, even reasonable, I have to guess you had something different in mind.
A guy wearing a turban is likely a Sikh and the Sikh are our allies.
Doesn't one also need to deny another some aspect of their freedom in order to discriminate? Are they, then, really a free person?
No, perhaps it the tone given by the author of the article but it sounded like he thinks Cheney is in charge of protecting every single muslim in the US.
Yes. As regards the evil muslim religion and their filthy handbook written by a perverted butcher, I am deeply prejudiced against that religion.
I don't like Catholics.
See, isn't this easy?
As I tell my children, you'd best damn well discriminate, because if you don't, someone will discriminate for you. They're then told that they'd best discriminate on meaningful variables. Example of a unmeaningful variable on which to discriminate on--skin color. Example of a meaningful variable upon which to discriminate--whether one's a 'Rat or not.
At Freerepublic, Wonderama quizzes Qazwini:
Question: Mr. Qazwini, will you not condemn in the strongest language possible the slaughter by beheading of innocent Americans by your fellow Muslims in the name of Allah?
Oh that's right, only Muslims are allowed to be victims.
The guys with the turbans are Sikhs.
Sikhs are not Moslems.
Sikhs and Moslems have been killing each other for centuries.
A good reason to appreciate Sikhs.
See. You've still got a head on your shoulders.
He is wearing a taqiyah. Different then a turban.
Hating Muslims because a few terrorists use Islamist nationalism to justify their murder and mayhem is like blaming all Catholics because a few Irish Republican Army terrorists used Catholic Nationlism to justify their murder and mayhem in Ulster.
That's the way ignoramuses and bigots "think".
HEY!!!! I got it from an unimpeachable source that Muslims DO WEAR TURBANS!!!!!
sorry I was in a typing jag with way to much java,java,java
But a turban by any other name...
turban \ter-ben\ noun [MF turbant, fr. It turbante, fr. Turk tulbent, fr. Per dulband] (1588)
1 : a headdress worn chiefly in countries of the eastern Mediterranean and southern Asia esp. by Muslims and made of a cap around which is wound a long cloth
(C) 1996 Zane Publishing, Inc. and Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
The long wound cloth makes it a turban.
Seemed like a decent guy asking fair questions. Kind of nice to see, actually.
I see your point. Though I don't think even the IRA stoops to the levels of these thugs.
The problem with Muslims in America would be solved very simply if they renounced all acts of terror and stopped supporting terrorists. If another attack takes place here with loss of life, committed by crackpot Islamofascists, we will expect some public statement from American Muslims denouncing terrorism, etc.. I notice that this fellow's family was murdered in Iraq, and he's here, safe and sound. Does he intend to go back to help rebuild his native land? Or just stay here and complain that people stare at him and wonder if he's wearing a bomb belt. He should get down on his knees and kiss this ground. He should then stand up and thank this country for trying to help his people, when most of the rest of the world was content to simply rip Iraq off.
He should also say something to American families whose sons and daughters have either been wounded or killed, trying to free Iraq. But no, so far, not a peep. Ungrateful idiot.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia, Bangladesh, Chechnya, East Timor, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey; Places where Islam is killing non Muslims
We had a large problem here in America with Catholics sending money to Ireland to support the IRA. Same thing going on with Muslims. Just as wrong, and their hands are just as bloodsoaked.
We need to kill every one of those thugs.
I reject the smear of 1.2 billion practitioners of the Islamic faith because of the actions of a infitessimally small minority of butchers (who are killing fellow Muslims daily in Iraq).
If you look at some of the posts on FR, and the descriptions of the Islam religion ... you can almost hear the call of "death to all infidels". Only it's coming from Freepers.
Although the IRA seems to have drawn the line at beheadings. I'm half Irish, Catholic, and wish Ireland were free. That said, killing innocents is not the way to do it. This doesn't whitewash the Brits, either. They have a great deal to answer for...all over the world.
Main Entry: dis·crim·i·nateSimple discrimination does not necessarily involve denial of any freedom.
Inflected Form(s): -nat·ed; -nat·ing
Etymology: Latin discriminatus, past participle of
discriminare, from discrimin-, discrimen distinction, from discernere to distinguish between -- more at DISCERN transitive senses
1 a : to mark or perceive the distinguishing or peculiar features of b : DISTINGUISH, DIFFERENTIATE <discriminate hundreds of colors>
2 : to distinguish by discerning or exposing differences; especially : to distinguish from another like object
1 a : to make a distinction historical sources> b : to use good judgment
2 : to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit <discriminate in favor of your friends> <discriminate against a certain nationality>
Whenever a person exercises self-restraint, he is denying some aspect of his freedom. Better to be your own slave than someone else's slave.
Never happen. Terrorism, butchery or slaughter of non-muslims is inculcated in their filthy koran!
Muslims can't coexist with non-muslims or "infidels' are we are called. Look at over 50 years of their slaughter of Israelis. There is never a truce. Things slow down a little while the butchers catch their breath and then it begins again with renewed ferocity.
Muslims in America are agents whose mission is to take over whenever they can. The basements of the hundreds upon hundreds of mosques and islamic centers in the United States are not filled with tinker toys. They are the center of islamic fifth columnists.
The longer we pussy-foot around with these devils the harder it will be to get them out of here.
If people who protect and support terrorists do so out of fear, should it make any difference to us? Should it make any difference whether or not they do what they do out of conviction or whether they are cowed into submission?
Don't we still have to fight them?
Kill the infidels!
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