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Lewiston, Maine mayor under fire for comment (Somali Muslim immigrants)
NECN ^ | September 26, 2012 | Amy Sinclair

Posted on 10/07/2012 12:55:20 PM PDT by EveningStar

Historically a city of French Canadian immigrants, Lewiston, Maine is now also home to some 6,000 Somalis, including shop owner and father of five Mohamed Heban, who moved to Lewiston in 2002.

But in a recent BBC documentary, Lewiston's mayor, Boston native Bob Macdonald, sounded less than welcoming.

"When you come here, you accept our culture and leave your culture at the door," he said in the documentary...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: assimilation; bobmacdonald; immigrants; immigration; lewiston; maine; muslim; muslims; somali; somalia
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1 posted on 10/07/2012 12:55:36 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Mr. Mayor, don’t back down!


2 posted on 10/07/2012 12:58:42 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: EveningStar

They’re not here to assimilate, they’re here to occupy and conquer.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 12:58:53 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: EveningStar

Some liberal moron (I know... that’s redundant) left a hateful, ignorant comment at the site. Do these people have any idea what is going to happen when Muslims become a major force in a country? Perhaps they should look at what is happening in Europe.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 1:02:15 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: EveningStar

The kids have to play hockey, basketball and baseball.Eff the parents.Allah Fubar.


5 posted on 10/07/2012 1:09:14 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Steely Tom

It all started under CLINTON!

In 1999, at the urging of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the United States government began preparations to resettle an estimated 12,000 refugees from the Bantu minority ethnic group in Somalia to select cities throughout the United States. Most of the early arrivals in the United States settled in Clarkston, Georgia, a city adjacent to Atlanta. However, they were mostly assigned to low rent, poverty-stricken inner city areas, so many began to look to resettle elsewhere in the U.S.[7]

Word soon spread that Lewiston had a low crime rate, good schools and cheap housing.[8] Somalis subsequently began a secondary migration from other states to the former mill town, and after 2005, many Bantus followed suit.[7]


6 posted on 10/07/2012 1:12:22 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: EveningStar

I was in Maine at a small beach town that was swarming with African Muslims. The men glared at me as I was not dressed up to Shira standards.

One guy was kind of jacking up the Muzzie strut and glare at me and I shouted at him in a crowd “What the F are you looking at you pervert.” He about died. He was scared to death and ran away.

Feel sorry for Maine towns that got lassoed with that immigration trend. Gross.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 1:13:51 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: EveningStar

We brought the skinnies from blackhawk down here. What possible reason was there for America to import these people who have nothing in common with our culture?
And yes, I agree with the mayor. Leave your culture at home. Remember that it was your culture that made your country unlivable. Bring your music, your food, your literature etc,. And I honestly don’t care who wronged your ancestors, or why, or how badly. Hutus, Vlad the impaler, potato famine, orange order, palestinians, I simply dont care. Not even a little.
If an Armenian and a Turk can’t be next door neighbors and cook some brats, they have no business in this country,,, period.

Oh,, and you have to also understand, we get a crack at your women, thats just the way it is.


8 posted on 10/07/2012 1:15:04 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: EveningStar
Somalis are the Mideast version of gypsies. "Tramps and thieves" just about captures the truth very well. Thanks Cher. Oh, you can add "pirates" of course. Yeah we really need more of these vermin here.
9 posted on 10/07/2012 1:15:20 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: EveningStar
No more pork pies? What is the first ingredient in Frog Canadian cooking, Take one pound of lard....
10 posted on 10/07/2012 1:15:50 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: EveningStar
But in a recent BBC documentary, Lewiston's mayor, Boston native Bob Macdonald, sounded less than welcoming.

"When you come here, you accept our culture and leave your culture at the door," he said in the documentary...

One reason for the USA's strength over the years is the fact that when immigrants came here, they came to be Americans, forming a "melting pot," NOT to set up satellite offices of their old countries. Of course, the last thing that leftists want is for the USA to be strong, and hate the concept of American Exceptionalism. So of course they work hard to ensure the balkanization of the USA, partly because of the strife it causes, but also to help create a permanent underclass which they'll use to further the destruction of the USA.

Mark

11 posted on 10/07/2012 1:15:57 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Idiot Dem. Baldacci was Gov. while this was happening. What would you expect?


12 posted on 10/07/2012 1:16:42 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: SaraJohnson
You did good. When they look at me disapprovingly, I just glare right back at them and I will not blink until they break the stare. They get the message.
13 posted on 10/07/2012 1:20:17 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: SaraJohnson
Feel sorry for Maine towns that got lassoed with that immigration trend.

I would. Except Maine has been a democrat shithole since '92. They are just getting what they have voted for all these years.

14 posted on 10/07/2012 1:22:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SaraJohnson
“What the F are you looking at you pervert.”

Hey Sara, I want to go party with you. Let's go up to Ogunquit, have some lobster and party. LOL

15 posted on 10/07/2012 1:23:47 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SaraJohnson

Ha, good for you Sara. Show those Muzzies what American women are made of.


16 posted on 10/07/2012 1:28:25 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: DesertRhino
“Oh,, and you have to also understand, we get a crack at your women, thats just the way it is.”

LOL!

Now here is a Red Blooded American Male that the world has come to respect/love.


Your response reminded me of the old British WW2 popular comment,"The trouble with the bloody Yanks is that they are overpaid, oversexed, and over here".

17 posted on 10/07/2012 1:29:24 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: EveningStar

Somali culture doesn’t even work in Somalia, that is why they come here. If they can’t live without their stone age culture crap they need to leave.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 1:30:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: EveningStar

I was making small-talk with a Somali Muslim cab driver once, in Seattle.

I asked him if he missed home and he said he liked the US well enough but that we give women way too much power and that he was going to have to send one of his three wives back to Somalia because she had adopted a “you can’t treat me that way, we’re in America” attitude.

I can honestly say I’ve never wanted to punch a human being more than I wanted to slam that asshole right in the face.


19 posted on 10/07/2012 1:31:33 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: WellyP

Lewiston is the home of ultra liberal Bates College.

Bates College’s ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 22. Its tuition and fees are $44,300 (2012-13).

http://www.sunjournal.com/node/706668
Many and One Coalition Programs to focus on diversity, justice


20 posted on 10/07/2012 1:38:15 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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21 posted on 10/07/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: EveningStar
"When you come here, you accept our culture and leave your culture at the door," he said in the documentary...

That is a typical dumb , naive statement held by a lot of Infidels.

Does the mayor actually believe they are here to become Americans and adopt our decadent Infidel ways and give the finger to Allah.

They are here to further the interests of Islam and to subjugate, convert or kill us. No matter how long it takes.

As I have said before "Don't take my word for it -read the Koran and Hadiths: and look at hundreds of years of examples of Muslim invasions. -Tom

22 posted on 10/07/2012 1:43:11 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: EveningStar

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who fled to Europe to avoid marriage to someone she didn’t like, has written several books about the Somali clan structure and Islam. Her books are pretty devastating. They offer little hope of any reconciliation between Islam and modernity:
Infidel
Nomad: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilization
The Caged Virgin : A Muslim Woman’s Cry for Reason


23 posted on 10/07/2012 1:44:25 PM PDT by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: SaraJohnson
One guy was kind of jacking up the Muzzie strut and glare at me and I shouted at him in a crowd “What the F are you looking at you pervert.” He about died. He was scared to death and ran away.

Haha, good for you!

24 posted on 10/07/2012 1:46:39 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Maine has been a democrat shithole since ‘92.”

Not entirely. We elected a TEA Party conservative, Paul LePage, as governor in 2010. That same year, the GOP captured the Maine House and the Maine Senate, the first time that’s happened since the early 1960’s.

Now if we could only replace our two rat members of the House of Representatives and get two conservative U.S. senators, we’d be cooking.

By the way, the Maine People’s Alliances (a collection of disgruntled moonbats) has demanded the resignation of Lewiston’s mayor. Any organization with the word “people’s” or “alliance” in their name always raises my suspicions. When they have BOTH “people’s” AND “alliance” as part of the name of their organization, watch out.


25 posted on 10/07/2012 1:48:12 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Trying does not guarantee certain success, but NOT trying guarantees certain failure.)
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To: SaraJohnson

“...I shouted at him in a crowd “What the F are you looking at you pervert.”

Marry me? (Sorry; I just love a Real Woman...)


26 posted on 10/07/2012 1:48:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: EveningStar; All

It is Anti-American to insist that immigrants be allowed to keep their own culture and norms when immigrating to another country

I am glad this mayor spoke up.

Why would a Somali, who comes from a war-torn craphole country...keep their old Somali norms in a nation like the USA?


27 posted on 10/07/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Capt. Tom

Somali youths attacking people, Lewiston Maine

http://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_email.cfm/blog_id/24773


28 posted on 10/07/2012 1:52:27 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: SaraJohnson

Maine is too close to Massholechusetts. They don’t deserve much sympathy.
Just look at the liberal scum they elect.


29 posted on 10/07/2012 1:53:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Steely Tom

Ever been to Dearborn, MI? They already have. It’s a turd-world hellhole.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJBW49afzg


30 posted on 10/07/2012 1:53:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Chgogal

And the Brits? Underpaid, undersexed, and under Eisenhower..


31 posted on 10/07/2012 1:55:12 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: SaraJohnson
I was in Maine at a small beach town that was swarming with African Muslims.

Old Orchard? Muzzies must have felt right at home with all the French tourists thereabouts...

In any case; standing and applauding!

32 posted on 10/07/2012 1:59:28 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Freedom4US
Of course the Brits were underpaid and undersexed, otherwise they wouldn't have noticed that the Yanks were overpaid and oversexed. ; )
33 posted on 10/07/2012 1:59:43 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: WellyP

Doesn’t Maine have CCW/CHL?


34 posted on 10/07/2012 2:10:45 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: WellyP

Snowe launches organization to promote moderates

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/1260028
On Tuesday, Snowe announced the creation of Olympia’s List, a political action committee aimed at electing candidates who follow the principles of consensus building.


35 posted on 10/07/2012 2:13:29 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: WellyP

The evil bitch didn’t come to the support of the Mayor of her home town!


36 posted on 10/07/2012 2:16:50 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: ladyjane

I miss lobster! When I lived in Masshole, every time we had guests from out of town, I was forced to buy a ton of lobster for them. We have a lot of friends and family who invaded regularly while I lived there. LOL

My MIL grew up on a farm in Maine. That was around 80-90 years ago. She was dirt poor. So she had to take lobster sandwiches to school for lunchs and the other kids would make fun of her for eating cheap ole lobster!


37 posted on 10/07/2012 2:42:21 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Chgogal

When they look at me disapprovingly, I just glare right back at them and I will not blink until they break the stare. They get the message.


That is true. Good for you.

In England, they operate in rape gangs because they are seething cowards. American women had best not lose the first and second amendments here given liberals have stuck their noses up Muslim azz. I will never submit to them.


38 posted on 10/07/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: EveningStar
This post certainly jogged my memory. I did some back checking and it went back to 2002. There was different mayor then and it so happened that the reason for a sudden influx of Somali people was this. A large number had descended on the State of Georgia. Having settled there, they were faced with a drastic reduction in benefit welfare payments.

Someone had done their homework. One of the most generous welfare benefit areas happened to be Lewiston, Maine. It also happened to have one of the lowest number of recipients. When the number of newcomers got to 1,600 persons. the then mayor pleaded with the Somali community (so called) in Georgia, not to send anymore persons. He said their resources were strained to the limit. He was called a racist.

I noted at the time, that city had then employed a Canadian lady, who was a sort of multi-cultural assimilation expert in Canada. I knew what was coming. I have heard this type of person ad nauseum, in Canada. Look sideways and one is a racist. Now I learn that 6000 persons are residing in Lewiston, Maine.

Nobody deserves this.

39 posted on 10/07/2012 3:38:55 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: WellyP
Your post #6.

I should have read all the posts on this subject first. You have said it all for me.

40 posted on 10/07/2012 3:41:40 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: EveningStar

As I said in my Sunday school class two weeks ago, the idea of a ‘moderate’ muslim is a false construct. There are only two types of muslims: the ones who practice their beliefs fly planes into buildings and murder people. The other ones are muslims in name only. That’s why Islam needs to be recognized and deemed unlawful as a seditious political system.


41 posted on 10/07/2012 4:02:57 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: EveningStar

“In his office on Wednesday, the mayor stood by his comments, saying while he welcomes all newcomers, the Somalis have been slow to assimilate.”

Fearless prediction:
The “Somali community” will NEVER assimilate.

The only “assimulatin’” you’ll see from them is when their “yutes” join up with the gangsta culture...


42 posted on 10/07/2012 5:45:50 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: hinckley buzzard
I would. Except Maine has been a democrat shithole since '92. They are just getting what they have voted for all these years.

You probably don't want to look at the vast numbers of Somali immigrants the Bush administration let in during his tenure --against the wishes of virtually everyone.

43 posted on 10/07/2012 5:53:45 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: patriotsblood
That’s why Islam needs to be recognized and deemed unlawful as a seditious political system.

No. Very bad idea. As soon as it was "deemed unlawful" (which our Constitution does not allow) liberals would use the very same language to "deem unlawful" Christianity and Judaism. You can count on it.

44 posted on 10/07/2012 9:24:41 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Good for you! That is using the old noggin. Where was that? York? Bar Harbor?


45 posted on 12/09/2012 11:53:22 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SaraJohnson

LOL!

I recall buying a pin in a Bangor gift shop that read “Burkah Beauty Contest Winner.” At the time, I was surprised at its presence in a notoriously liberal part of the country. I reckon I understand now...


46 posted on 12/09/2012 2:18:16 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Hiddigeigei

>>>Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who fled to Europe to avoid marriage to someone she didn’t like, has written several books about the Somali clan structure and Islam. Her books are pretty devastating. They offer little hope of any reconciliation between Islam and modernity:
Infidel
Nomad: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilization
The Caged Virgin : A Muslim Woman’s Cry for Reason

You said it! I read Infidel recently. Amazing book by a lady who’s led an extraordinary life by any standards. I’ve always been grateful to’ve been born an American, but that book reminded me so repeatedly.

Anyone who thinks Islam a mere religion like any other, or discounts terrorists as extremists operating outside of Islam... Man, you need to read this book and wake TFU.


47 posted on 12/09/2012 2:28:57 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: yldstrk

Where was that? York? Bar Harbor?


I don’t remember. My husband made the travel arrangements for a long weekend get away to the beach.

I remember reading about the immigration to Maine. Christian missionaries were working in Africa to rescue the Christians from being maimed and slaughtered by Muslims. They got some to the US into Maine...then the Muslims followed them in immigration. As usual, Americans got screwed for trying to help. As I recall, Christian missionaries were over there actually “buying” Christian slaves from Muslims so they could get them free! There was a lot of controversy about it but they were in dire straights.

We have to confront and tame Islam in the US much better than they have done in Europe. I know the immigration won’t stop and the struggle for Islam won’t stop. It’s now one of the politicians’ power/money base and religion of political correctness. Americans have to be educated, ready and willing to put it down politically, socially and legally. Currently, we are out to lunch as it makes progress.


48 posted on 12/09/2012 3:18:35 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Peter Libra

Someone had done their homework. One of the most generous welfare benefit areas happened to be Lewiston, Maine. It also happened to have one of the lowest number of recipients. When the number of newcomers got to 1,600 persons. the then mayor pleaded with the Somali community (so called) in Georgia, not to send anymore persons. He said their resources were strained to the limit. He was called a racist.

I noted at the time, that city had then employed a Canadian lady, who was a sort of multi-cultural assimilation expert in Canada. I knew what was coming. I have heard this type of person ad nauseum, in Canada. Look sideways and one is a racist. Now I learn that
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another aspect here is that the Refugee Resettlement Non profit was going out of business and needed more refugees to justify its existence.


49 posted on 12/09/2012 3:34:42 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: SaraJohnson

We have to confront and tame Islam in the US much better than they have done in Europe. I know the immigration won’t stop and the struggle for Islam won’t stop. It’s now one of the politicians’ power/money base and religion of political correctness. Americans have to be educated, ready and willing to put it down politically, socially and legally. Currently, we are out to lunch as it makes progress.

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Not going to happen, it is another wedge the left uses to destroy the country.


50 posted on 12/09/2012 3:37:16 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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