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Muslims 'outraged' over Mecca remarks -While Mohammed Atta's father tells CNN " Muslims are like nuclear bombs which have been activated"

July 20, 2005

MIM: The London bombings elicited nothing more then boilerplate statements with the usual blather about how Islam was the religion of peace while foisting the blame for the attacks on non Muslims. Even more obscene is the total lack of accountabilty being damanded by the press from the Muslim community regarding a response to the remarks by Mohammed Atta's father that he would 'passionately encourage more attacks" and an offer to donate money to terrorists for more attacks like the one London.

This proves that it is not only the terrorists but their families who contribute to a murderous ideology and by extension reveals that the protestations of ignorance on the part of the families of the London suicide bombers are totally false, leading one to the obvious conclusion that the family too should be considered to be accomplices to the attacks. It is also worth noting that there has not been one word of sympathy from any of the terrorists families directed at the victims of the attacks. All of their statements have either been ones of denial or patently ludicrous claims that they had absolutely no inkling of what their husbands and sons were planning to do . Apparently their loved ones sojourn of several months in Pakistan did not register as anything out of the ordinary and they continue to proclaim what wonderful people there relatives were "sound as a pound" is how one uncle jovially described his terrorist nephew.

Contrast the deafening silence on the part of Muslims over Mohammed Atta's fathers remarks that Muslims are like nuclear bombs that have been activated ', and his offer to finance more terrorist attacks, with the outcry over Congressman Tancredo's remark that in the event of a nuclear strike on the US , the country could retaliate by bombing Mecca, which in light of the 9/11 attacks, could be regarded as long overdue. But in the Islamo facist weltaanshauung - whatever Muslims do is justified - but anyone who suggests that infidels practice self defense after being attacked by the harbingers of the religion of peace, must be made to pay for their 'transgression' and submit by showing deference to Islam via a public apology.


MIM:The list of Tancredo's critics reads like a who's who of Saudi funded terrorism supporters in the US.

Tancredo's critics

Others who have criticized Rep. Tom Tancredo's remarks about Muslim holy sites:

Mohammad Noorzai, coordinator of the Colorado Muslim Council

The Council on American-Islamic Relations

U.S. State Department spokesman Adam Ereli

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

The Interfaith Alliance

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean

Online extra: To read a transcript of Tancredo's comments and to listen to the audio, click on Today's links at RockyMountainNews.com.


Muslims question congressman's comment on Mecca
Wed Jul 20, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman who suggested the United States might consider bombing Muslim holy sites, including Mecca, has drawn apology demands from U.S. Muslim and Arab groups but rejected a request to meet with one leading organization.

Rep. Tom Tancredo made the comment on July 14 in answer to a radio host's question about a possible response to any hypothetical nuclear terrorist attack on the United States.

"If this happens in the United States and we determine that it is the result of extremist fundamentalist Muslims, you could take out their holy sites," the Colorado Republican said.

"You're talking about bombing Mecca?" the host asked.

"Yeah," Tancredo responded, according to an audio excerpt posted online by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based group. A spokesman for the congressman confirmed the substance of Tancredo's remarks.

The council called for Tancredo to apologize and said in a statement that council officials were working with leaders of the Colorado Muslim community to set up a meeting with the congressman.

Tancredo's spokesman, Will Adams, said on Wednesday the lawmaker had no plans to meet with the council because "we don't think they reflect the majority moderate Muslim community in the United States." Adams said Tancredo's staff was seeking meetings with "moderate" Muslim groups in Colorado.

The Arab American Institute also called for an apology.

"This kind of speech from an elected official is harmful to the war on terror and does not represent the sentiments of the American people," James Zogby, the Washington-based institute's president, said in a statement. "Irresponsible language such as this only widens the gap between the U.S. and Arab and Muslim world."

Asked if Tancredo planned any further reaction to the response from Muslim and Arab groups, Adams said, "He's not advocating that (a strike on Muslim holy sites) as his policy or U.S policy. I think if he made a mistake in this thing, it was answering an extreme hypothetical."

This is not the first time a U.S. official has touched off controversy by offending Arab- and Muslim-Americans. In 2003, Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin sparked a brief firestorm after making speeches while in uniform that referred to the war on terrorism as a battle with "Satan" and said America had been targeted "because we're a Christian nation."


Atta's father praises London bombs

CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) -- The father of one of the hijackers who commandeered the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, praised the recent terror attacks in London and said many more would follow.

Speaking to CNN producer Ayman Mohyeldin Tuesday in his apartment in the upper-middle-class Cairo suburb of Giza, Mohamed el-Amir said he would like to see more attacks like the July 7 bombings of three London subway trains and a bus that killed 52 people, plus the four bombers.

Displayed prominently in the apartment were pictures of el-Amir's son, Mohamed Atta, the man who is believed to have piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center as part of the attacks on the United States.

El-Amir said the attacks in the United States and the July 7 attacks in London were the beginning of what would be a 50-year religious war, in which there would be many more fighters like his son.

He declared that terror cells around the world were a "nuclear bomb that has now been activated and is ticking."

The man, who gave his age as "at least 70," said he had no sorrow for what happened in London, and said there was a double standard in the way the world viewed the victims in London and victims in the Islamic world.

Cursing in Arabic, el-Amir also denounced Arab leaders and Muslims who condemned the London attacks as being traitors and non-Muslims.

He passionately vowed that he would do anything within his power to encourage more attacks.

When asked if he would allow a CNN crew to videotape another interview with him, el-Amir said he would give his permission -- for a price of $5,000.

That money, he said, would not be kept for himself, but would be donated to someone to carry out another terror attack.

El-Amir said that $5,000 was about how much it would cost to finance another attack in London.

It is CNN policy not to pay people for interviews.

A lawyer by trade, el-Amir had a sign on his apartment door saying he was a consultant.

The security guard for the apartment building said el-Amir had been under surveillance by Egyptian agents for several months after the September 11 attacks, but no one had been watching him recently.

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