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Bin Laden Sends Greetings to D.C. Protesters?
NewsMax.com ^ | 01-18-03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 01/18/2003 1:02:17 PM PST by conservativecorner

A spokesman for a pro-Muslim group offered greetings to tens of thousands of anti-war protesters gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday in the name of the "Mujahadeen," a term that has come to be closely associated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terror network.

Dr. Ghazi Khaksan, spokesman for the for the Council on American Islamic Relations, took to the podium near the end of the rally to read a poem packed with criticism of the Bush administration.

"Tell Bush, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Tony Blair to stop colonizing Middle East oil through blood and warfare," he told the crowd. "We're all against weapons of mass destruction. But let's compare. Who has them stockpiled in the Middle East - only Israel, I declare."

Near the end of his poem, Khaksan announced, "I bring to you salaams and greetings from the Mujahadeen at CAIR," an apparent reference to the Council on American Islamic Relations, whose spokesman Ibrahim Hooper defended bin Laden two months ago as being no worse than Rev. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.

Websters Collegiate dictionary defines Mujahadeen as: "a person who wages jihad, Islamic guerilla fighters esp. in the Middle East."

In December top Al Qaeda official Sulaiman Abu Ghaith invoked the Mujahadeen to threaten further terrorist attacks on the West.

"The Christian-Jewish alliance will not, God willing, be safe from attacks by the mujahadeen," he warned, according to the New York Post. "The alliance's installations and facilities everywhere will be subject to attacks."

After his reference to the Mujahadeen, Khaksan added somewhat incongruously, "Ten million Muslims and Arab American, like you, are truly patriotic and deeply care for America's welfare."

In a November interview with WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg, Hooper defended bin Laden, saying he were no worse than Falwell and Robertson.

"They're the equivalent of our Osama bin Laden," he charged, before asking rhetorically, "Why did Osama bin Laden send planes into the World Trade Center? What possible reason? The only thing you can think of is that he wanted to create a permanent divide between the Muslim world and the West. And that's the same thing these guys want to do."

Hooper then added, "Given the right circumstance, (Falwell and Robertson) would do the same in the opposite direction."

Minutes before Khaksan offered greetings from the bin Laden connected group, Imam Mousa Masjid Al-Islam called for the overthrow of the U.S. government, before leading the peace protesters in an Islamic chant.

"It's revolution time, brothers and sisters. We gotta get rid of this system," Al-Islam said. "The people of the world (are) waiting on us," he added, warning that the world's problems "will never be solved as long as we have these greedy murderers and imperialists like George Bush and George Bush, Jr. sitting in the White House "

Then the Imam led the crowd in an Islamic chant specifically addressed to what he called "the 1.5 billion people in the world" who would understand its meaning.

"When I say Takbia, you say Alhaam hu Akhbar," he exhorted the protesters, who repeated the phrase several times. It could not be immediately learned what the Imam's coded message to the world's Muslims meant.

Other luminaries addressing the anti-U.S. demonstration included Black Panther-turned New York City Councilman Charles Barron, Democratic Congressman John Conyers and presidential candidate Rev. Al Sharpton.


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1 posted on 01/18/2003 1:02:17 PM PST by conservativecorner
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2 posted on 01/18/2003 1:04:31 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: conservativecorner
These pin-heads cheer warriors that openly desire to kill all Americans (pin-heads included) while simultaneously harangue-ing (sp?) those who defend them.

sheesh

4 posted on 01/18/2003 1:21:37 PM PST by Principled
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To: Principled
Tens of Thousands? Anyone here know if this is true?? Been out most of the day and I'm surprise to hear that the count is that high in DC with temps in the mid 20's! This is another illusion by the liberal media WHORES?
5 posted on 01/18/2003 1:24:08 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas
Spray em down with DDT.
6 posted on 01/18/2003 1:25:53 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: conservativecorner
For Traitors:


7 posted on 01/18/2003 1:31:18 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: conservativecorner
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8 posted on 01/18/2003 1:32:16 PM PST by debg
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To: RoseofTexas
"Tens of Thousands? Anyone here know if this is true?? Been out most of the day and I'm surprise to hear that the count is that high in DC with temps in the mid 20's! "

The permit they were granted allowed for 20,000. Crowd counting has lost all meaning since the Million Man March and MM Mommies March. The numbers were greatly inflated in both events. That staunch liberal stalwart, The Washington Compost was reporting tens of thousands descending on the city before the first bus even pulled in to a parking lot. Take it all with a grain of salt.

I walked out back to get some firewood a while ago and was glad to be back inside after a few minutes. I'd say walking around stoned on a cold day might be dangerous to varios liberal body parts.

9 posted on 01/18/2003 1:38:17 PM PST by Movemout
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To: ex-Texan; All
Minutes before Khaksan offered greetings from the bin Laden connected group, Imam Mousa Masjid Al-Islam called for the overthrow of the U.S. government, before leading the peace protesters in an Islamic chant.

"It's revolution time, brothers and sisters. We gotta get rid of this system," Al-Islam said. "The people of the world (are) waiting on us," he added, warning that the world's problems "will never be solved as long as we have these greedy murderers and imperialists like George Bush and George Bush, Jr. sitting in the White House "

Need a legal opinion here. It it being a traitor to advocate the overthrow of our Government?

10 posted on 01/18/2003 1:40:23 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: PhiKapMom
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I cannot believe what I am reading here -- how many of these people are citizens of this Country?
11 posted on 01/18/2003 1:41:56 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: conservativecorner
Minutes before Khaksan offered greetings from the bin Laden connected group, Imam Mousa Masjid Al-Islam called for the overthrow of the U.S. government, before leading the peace protesters in an Islamic chant.

I wonder how many of the protestors are having second thoughts now? I know several people who are doing the "peace" thing, and they certainly would not support bin Laden or any call for revolution.

I think the organizers have misled a whole bunch of people as to what their real agenda is.

12 posted on 01/18/2003 1:42:09 PM PST by speekinout
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To: speekinout
Right now I don't know whether to CRY or have a stroke out of sheer anger!! PLEASE SOMEONE, TELL ME THE Media liberal WHORES reported or EVEN mentioned the greeting by OBL to those IDIOT hippies there?!! Gosh, I never in my life thought I would witness something like this. :(
13 posted on 01/18/2003 1:48:13 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas
I'm with you. This is so alarming.
14 posted on 01/18/2003 1:55:54 PM PST by debg
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To: RoseofTexas
You'd probably have to independantly inquire the Park Service, or whatever munciple body issues the parade permits to get an accurate estimation of the number of protesters.
15 posted on 01/18/2003 1:58:57 PM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: conservativecorner
If the protestors were truly against all war,they would have convened their march at Ground Zero and at the Pentagon, on Sept 12,2001.
16 posted on 01/18/2003 2:21:45 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: RoseofTexas
OK. I actually watched this thing. Greeting by OBL??? Overthrow of the government??? It's this sort of bullshit that causes "mainstream" America to view the right as a bunch of whackjobs. His "poem", such as it was, spoke of voting out Bush, et. al. not an overthrow. And his greeting was from the "mujahideen at CAIR", his organization. Now, whether that organization has terror connections or not is open to debate - I've seen info that leads me to believe that they fall under the "useful idiot" category - however to say that the greeting was from OBL himself??? That's just absurd. I've said it before and I'll say it again: WE DON'T NEED TO MAKE SHIT UP ABOUT THESE SCUMBAGS!!! LET THEIR OWN WORDS (and works) HANG THEM!

17 posted on 01/18/2003 2:29:24 PM PST by billsux
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To: billsux
I also watched this rant and I observed that when the speaker encouraged the crowd to praise the Muslim God by chanting "Allahu Akbar!", that the response was not nearly as enthusiastic as previous responses such as "Hands off Iraq". Is it possible that even crazed leftists are leery of supporting Islamic religious statements?
18 posted on 01/18/2003 2:45:37 PM PST by Doctor Mongo
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To: conservativecorner
"Minutes before Khaksan offered greetings from the bin Laden connected group,
Imam Mousa Masjid Al-Islam called for the overthrow of the U.S. government,
before leading the peace protesters in an Islamic chant."

Anyone advocating a change of the US government by
unconstitutional means is subject to arrest a prosecution.
I hope the Justice Department was listening.

19 posted on 01/18/2003 2:54:45 PM PST by StormEye
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To: PhiKapMom
Need a legal opinion here. It it being a traitor to advocate the overthrow of our Government?

Before about 1963 ... yep. It was called sedition.

20 posted on 01/18/2003 2:55:26 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Memetic Engineer in training.)
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To: Centurion2000
Actual Quotes from protesters.

Joel Parker Sausalito, CA
Bush is a f****er!

Joshua Cortez, SFC 415
To get paid. I helped build the stage.

Koren Hoover, Mill Valley
I wanted to be part of a peaceful demonstration against Bush and his axis of evil in the White House.

Liz Jaramillo, Petaluma
Make love not war, Bush is a war monger!

Jan Ogren, Rohnert Park, age 45
Because hitting a kid and telling them not to be violent is the same as Bush wanting to bully the Middle East.

Carol Kraemer, Santa Rosa
I'm here because it's a nice day and my friends are here.

Ann, Belgium
I can't understand why if we call our countries democracies that we are doing this s***.

Tony Magaletta
I am here today to tell the Bush administration "f** Bush and the Supreme Court he rode in on." He can take his war to the people and he will find the truth for it is out there... We do not want his war for oil... and if enough of us take to the streets we will succeed with ending his war and his reign of terror...

OSAMA THANKS YOU! YOUR CHECK IS IN THE MAIL!
22 posted on 01/18/2003 3:48:10 PM PST by metalboy
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To: RoseofTexas
PLEASE SOMEONE, TELL ME THE Media liberal WHORES reported or EVEN mentioned the greeting by OBL to those IDIOT hippies there?!!

I have just finished watching local news and NBC news coverage of the event. No mention of the sponsors, the Muslim greetings, the call for revolution.
Worst of all, they're giving crowd totals for all cities lumped together. They're makiing it sound like there are hundreds of thousands in every city.

These people have every right to be stupid, but it's appalling what the media is doing. I usually don't watch (which is a right that I hope more of us exercise!) but I couldn't resist seeing what the coverage was.

23 posted on 01/18/2003 3:49:29 PM PST by speekinout
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To: metalboy
Another actual quote...Hard to believe, but yes it`s real. Poor innocent Saddam Subject: I Just Got Home From the Protest in DC Date: 1/18/2003 12:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time From: xxxxxxxxxx Message-id: <20030118144726.20778.00090659@mbs-m04.aol.com> Wow! What a wonderful feeling to see tens of thousands of people from all walks of life, all ages, all races, all religions, speaking up against this immoral and unjust war. I am a special education teacher and I work hard every day to help those less fortunate. Why on earth would I support a president who threatens to drop nuclear weapons on a non-nuclear nation? My heart goes out to those who believe the lies Bush is feeding us. My favorite two signs were: "Who Would Jesus Bomb?" and "Why is OUR Oil Under Their Sand?" ========================================================== OSAMA THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! YOUR CHECK IS IN THE MAIL!
24 posted on 01/18/2003 4:06:56 PM PST by metalboy
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To: metalboy
How many people do you think were at the SF rally?
25 posted on 01/18/2003 4:11:16 PM PST by antaresequity
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To: PhiKapMom
Need a legal opinion here. It it being a traitor to advocate the overthrow of our Government?

Legally yes. Morally no. (See Jefferson and founders for more info.)

That said, these protestors are fruitcakes.

26 posted on 01/18/2003 4:17:38 PM PST by DAnconia55
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To: RoseofTexas
I think the proper response to this is, "AAAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!"
27 posted on 01/18/2003 4:20:23 PM PST by SealSeven
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To: metalboy
I can't understand why if we call our countries democracies that we are doing this s***.

Beyond Clueless.

28 posted on 01/18/2003 4:20:27 PM PST by DAnconia55
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To: metalboy
You know I can`t wait until this invasion starts, because this thing is gonna be over before it even gets started. I know an Iraqi who moved here to the US 3 years ago and he tells me the Iraqi people are freggin BEGGING to get invaded! The Iraqi army is gonna surrender the minute they see anything from the U.S. "SAVE ME MR.U.S.A" This thing will be over before Saddam can wipe his butt, and all these protesters, all these Martin Sheen clones will look like the true a**holes, the true traitors they are.

Visit http://thewall-usa.com

Then go here to see Jane Fonda buddying up with the guys who killed them..http://www.hackworth.com/fonda.html
29 posted on 01/18/2003 4:22:40 PM PST by metalboy
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To: DAnconia55
THIS is clueless.....

"Wouldn't it be something if Martin Sheen could be our president in real life?" – Allison Janney, West Wing co-star.

30 posted on 01/18/2003 4:31:16 PM PST by metalboy
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To: metalboy
THIS is clueless.....

"Wouldn't it be something if Martin Sheen could be our president in real life?" – Allison Janney, West Wing co-star.

Oh my. Even a lobotomy wouldn't help - she wouldn't notice.

31 posted on 01/18/2003 4:48:40 PM PST by DAnconia55
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To: PhiKapMom; All
Imam Mousa Masjid Al-Islam

Anyone know anything about this Clymer? I googled him, but since these ragheads and wanna-bes all recycle the same three names, I didn't find anything.

32 posted on 01/18/2003 5:07:44 PM PST by LouD
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To: DAnconia55
Thanks -- guess I am off to Find Law to do some research!
33 posted on 01/18/2003 6:18:55 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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