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Brothers in Marathon bombings took two paths into infamy (Unsolved murders from 2011!)
Boston Globe ^ | April 19 | Jenna Russell, Jenn Abelson, Patricia Wen, Michael Rezendes, and David Filipov

Posted on 04/20/2013 7:25:33 AM PDT by PghBaldy

Gym owner Allan said that Tamerlan had once introduced him to an American, Brendan Mess, whom Tamerlan described as his best friend.

Two years ago, Mess and two other men were brutally killed in a Waltham apartment where they were found by police with their throats slit and their bodies covered with marijuana. The murders remain unsolved.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Russia; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boston; brendanmess; chechnya; davidfilipov; dzhokhartsarnaev; erikweissman; infamy; jennabelson; jennarussell; marathon; massachusetts; michaelrezendes; obamasfault; patriciawen; raphaelteken; russia; tamerlantsarnaev; terror
Must be short excerpt, per rules... 2011 was same year FBI supposedly looked at the guy, and his friend and two others turn up dead. Would like to know the timeline of this. Seems government screwed up big time, at several layers over the years.
1 posted on 04/20/2013 7:25:33 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

Under our PC rules, where Major Hassan even was passed along and along despite red flares shooting in all directions, this is no surprise. A muslim has to be found with dynamite strapped to his body to be arrested, and maybe not then.


2 posted on 04/20/2013 7:34:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: PghBaldy

Filmmaker Michael Moore has now sounded off on the ongoing situation surrounding suspected Boston Marathon bombers and Muslim terrorists Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan. Naturally, he blames America:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/04/19/Michael-moore-Boston-bombers


3 posted on 04/20/2013 7:35:26 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: PghBaldy

Mother-in-laws says “we cannot imagine how this happened.”

Plain & Simple Muslims lack Christians values such as “love thy neighbor as you love yourself” and forgiveness as in when offended “turn the other cheek.” So it is not islam, it is the lack of Christian values which creates terrorists. Christian values based on Judeo-Christian teachings.


4 posted on 04/20/2013 7:36:23 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Travis McGee

moozlums are peaceful and our friends in perpetual coexistance and friendship...NOT! moozlums are subhumans who want to murderer you and your family.


5 posted on 04/20/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: PghBaldy
Maret Tsarnaeva told reporters that she wrote the refugee petition in April 2002 for the father, mother and youngest son, Dzhokhar, to receive asylum in the United States.

It's just astonishing that within mere months after 9/11 the US government is welcoming Chechen muslims with open arms to resettle in the US.

The Ruling Class truly has a death wish for this country.

6 posted on 04/20/2013 7:38:14 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: KeyLargo

Someone get a large crane and load this tub of flab onto a ship steaming towards a muslim port.


7 posted on 04/20/2013 7:46:49 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: PghBaldy

He’s a good boy - loves his mama
Loves Allah and Muhammad too
He’s a good boy, is crazy ‘bout Obama
Loves wrestling and explosives too

It’s bad way, how they live in America
There’s too much freedom and other religions
And they’re bad boys ‘cos nobody listens
They’re bad boys who break Allah’s heart


8 posted on 04/20/2013 7:49:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: PghBaldy
Seems government screwed up big time, at several layers over the years.

The FBI certainly screwed up after being tipped off a couple of years ago about possible Jihad connections of the brothers and ruling them out at that time but totally missing the connection to this bombing, even though the FBI had photos of the suspects, and missed the connection to the bombing suspect photos.. The FBI never made the connection, and put the photos out to the public for the public to identify.

I would have expected the FBI to have made the ID, since they had investigated those two bombers earlier, but the FBI was clueless and released the photos to the general public for identification. -Tom

9 posted on 04/20/2013 7:56:09 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: This I Wonder32460
I agree with you!

It is the ancient code of "an eye for an eye" that places the responsibility for exacting vengeance for wrongs done to persons on those persons themselves. It rules in most societies, and especially among members of various gangs.

It stands in stark contrast to the truth of God's word, namely that "Vengeance is Mine", saith the Lord!

Now, don't get me wrong. I hope the LEO's or whoever interviews the surviving bomber shows him photos or the dead brother he ran over, along with photos of the little boy he blew up with the bomb he set down right beside him! And that these photos, plus a whole bunch of other gruesome photos of his victims are ORDERED to cover the walls of his very small little cell, so he can--literally--see the blood that is on his hands!

But, ONLY to the end that he might seek, from the TRUE God--and His own beloved Son--the mercy and grace of forgiveness of the sin into which every human being was born, but also for which Christ went to the cross to cover with His own redeeming blood.

10 posted on 04/20/2013 8:02:28 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.--or one's family--)
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To: Capt. Tom

Or the FBI was covering up: The Tsarnaev brothers were double agents who decoyed US into terror trap

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3010166/posts?page=1


11 posted on 04/20/2013 8:03:12 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: PghBaldy

Pure speculation, but maybe it was part of his training. The trainer (from Chechnya) says to Tamerlan that he’d better not have any American friends. Tamerlan asks why not and then finds out.


12 posted on 04/20/2013 8:03:30 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Capt. Tom

exactly! FBI screwed up bigtime. It didn’t dawn on them that oldest brother might be involved? Older brother wasn’t at the top of the suspect list once they got the lord and taylor footage, or even before?

The whole thing stinks to high heaven.


13 posted on 04/20/2013 8:03:55 AM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: PghBaldy

Throats slit, huh?

That sounds like the followers of a certain “prophet.”


14 posted on 04/20/2013 8:09:04 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Just a real sweet guy according to this story:

“Dzhokhar, meanwhile, was a gifted student who earned good grades in high school but liked to smoke marijuana with friends, said those who knew him. He volunteered with the Best Buddies program, which pairs volunteers with people who have disabilities”

Perhaps he was just creating more people with disabilities that he could be Best Buddies with?


15 posted on 04/20/2013 8:20:31 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: Meet the New Boss
It's just astonishing that within mere months after 9/11 the US government is welcoming Chechen muslims with open arms to resettle in the US.

The Ruling Class truly has a death wish for this country.

Bush's fault, really.

16 posted on 04/20/2013 8:28:20 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: PghBaldy

One very interesting point I noted.

The article says that Christopher Swift, Georgetown University, who specializes on the Chechen War, doesn’t think they were working for Chechen terrorists, because they have NEVER attacked anyone but Russians.

That ties in with the probability that they were connected in some way to al Qaeda and the Saudis, maybe directly, maybe more informally. Or to put it another way, it was their Islamic ideology that motivated them, not their Chechen nationality.

At the least, they attended mosques and associated with other Muslims in the area.


17 posted on 04/20/2013 8:32:26 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Capt. Tom

“I would have expected the FBI to have made the ID, since they had investigated those two bombers earlier, but the FBI was clueless and released the photos to the general public for identification.”

Like every other federal government bureaucracy the FBI is run by agenda driven progressives and staffed with people representing the “diversity” of the US population. No doubt affirmative action is a significant factor in promotions and assignments.

The FBI failure is either the result of a political miscalculation or incompetence. Take your pick. In either case it is the direct consequence of progressive administration.


18 posted on 04/20/2013 8:33:10 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

And the marijuana covering their bodies? It is a message. Would a drug dealer do that? I don’t know. I would think they would smoke it or sell it instead.


19 posted on 04/20/2013 8:33:28 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Cicero

makes sense.


20 posted on 04/20/2013 8:34:24 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy
A surveillance video shows one of the brothers coldly placing his back pack bomb next to the 8 year old boy who was killed in the explosion. Clearly the perpetrator knew what was going to happen and that boy and his family would in all likelihood be killed or maimed. This was no planting a random bomb someplace and detonating it later. They saw their victims up close and personal. I was amazed by the who cares attitude they exhibited on the videos showing them walking away from their planted bombs.
21 posted on 04/20/2013 8:34:31 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: KeyLargo

Moore is unhappy with America, well why doesn’t he get the F*c* out? Because where else could this lard ass get away with the crap he does? Where else could he bitch and moan about a large segment of the population and the government where he lives without someone kicking his fat A** or throwing him in jail. Only here in America where he enjoys all the rights he wants to restrict to the lowly the rights he freely enjoys!


22 posted on 04/20/2013 8:43:58 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: This I Wonder32460
Plain & Simple Muslims lack Christians values such as “love thy neighbor as you love yourself” and forgiveness as in when offended “turn the other cheek.”

You are right. It is a "chip on the shoulder" permanently offended, self-righteous, "personal honor" attitude that is a disease of Islam. Christianity, when it is practiced, recognizes that we are all condemned sinners. Our only righteousness is in Christ and what he has done for us. That is why we can absorb an insult and not go kill a bunch of people.

23 posted on 04/20/2013 8:49:25 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: PghBaldy
--How did law enforcement go from crowd photos to having the suspects and their names?

--How did these two student immigrants get the weapons they used for their attempted escape?

--A 19 yo kid with military experience? Wasn't he supposedly living here for 8 years?

--A 19 yo kid, alone, tossing bombs at chasing police, while driving a speeding SUV? Is this Hollywood script?

--How did so much info surface so quickly. A day or so, and they had interviews with the father in Chechnya, the uncle in Maryland, sisters, friends, etc. Meanwhile, we still don't know Obama's background.

--What possible info could the thug Putin, an anti-American, offer to Obama? What sparked this avenue? Russian dictator/puppet-masters ALWAYS just "help out" for no reason, you know, other than to be a "good guy" - and with no strategic gain or ulterior motives WHAT SO EVER.

I'm still confused.

24 posted on 04/20/2013 9:13:55 AM PDT by Scooter100 (A balanced budget means Banksters lose $Billion$.)
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To: Scooter100

http://waltham.patch.com/articles/timeline-how-waltham-triple-murder-unfolded


25 posted on 04/20/2013 9:20:19 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

TIMELINE: How Waltham Triple Murder Unfolded
See our timeline on the recent triple murder in Waltham.
By Ryan Grannan-Doll Email the author October 10, 2011
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Three weeks have passed since three people were killed on Harding Avenue, and Patch is taking a look back about how developments unfolded. Note: Times are approximate.

Monday, Sept. 12, 5 p.m.: Patch got word of police responding to a crime scene at 12 Harding Ave. Patch editor Ryan Grannan-Doll headed to the scene.

5:44 p.m.: Patch confirms that authorities were investigating the death of three people in the Harding Avenue home.

6:47 p.m.: Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone arrives at the scene where he is briefed by investigators.

10:11 p.m.: Leone briefed the gaggle of reporters saying three people had been found dead in a “very graphic” scene and that two people had been in the apartment prior to the murders.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

5:45 a.m.: Geoffrey Langton, a neighbor to the scene of the murder, tells reporters the victims were covered in marijuana.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

2:38 p.m.: The DA’s office identifies the three victims, including one Waltham man.

Thursday, Sept. 15

4:29 p.m.: The DA’s office confirms the three victims were killed by “sharp force injuries of the neck.”

Friday, Sept. 16

Waltham officials spoke out about how the Harding Avenue neighborhood was coping with the tragedy.

Friday, Sept. 23

Patch reports that Geoffrey Langton was arrested for trying to steal pot from several people before threatening to kill a friend.

Monday, Sept. 26

A look back at recent Waltham murders observes that most are targeted killings, instead of random acts of violence.

Related Topics: Harding Ave Deaths and Local Connections
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26 posted on 04/20/2013 9:21:33 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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A Retrospective Of Recent Waltham Murders
Recent Waltham murders have mostly been targeted killings instead of random acts.
By Ryan Grannan-Doll Email the author September 26, 2011
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The recent murders of three men in a Harding Avenue home have unfortunately tainted the city with the mark of violent crime. However, an examination of killings in the city in the past few years reveals that most times, when a murder occurs in Waltham, it is a targeted killing, instead of a random act of violence. An example: A New Hampshire incident two years ago. Examples below:

The case of Soulemayne Yacouba-Issa was a tragedy of domestic violence and a targeted killing. Issa was recently convicted of killing his girlfriend at her Waltham home, after she threatened to leave him.
The case of James Keown while likely the most unusual murder case Waltham has ever seen, was another example of a targeted murder. In that case, Keown, who had been leading a double life, successfully plotted to kill his wife by poisoning her Gatorade. Keown is currently serving a prison sentence for the murder.
While Oscar Lopez, whom authorities suspected murdered his common law wife in 2001, was never arrested, he is believed to have killed somebody he knew — his common law wife, according to America’s Most Wanted. He is possibly hiding in Guatemala.
Then there is the case of Benjamin Peirce and Shaquan Jacbos, both Newton residents accused of murdering Adam Coveney, 29, of Waltham, last year. Both men are charged with beating and killing Coveney during a drug deal. A third West Roxbury man is also charged in the case.
Lastly, the case of Michael Coutoumas, was a tragic case of another targeted killing. Coutoumas allegedly shot and killed his wife in November 2010, before turning the gun on himself, according to the Boston Globe.
Related Topics: Harding Ave Deaths, Local Connections, and Waltham Tripler Murder

http://waltham.patch.com/articles/a-retrospective-at-recent-waltham-murders


27 posted on 04/20/2013 9:24:29 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: PghBaldy

Excellent article. The Boston Globe is not pulling punches about muslim extremists. The marijuana covered corpse and the big expensive cars certainly suggest that the Bro’s were in the drug business. Some interesting connections should be uncovered when that angle is researched.

Would it be possible for some drug bigwig, possibly a Saudi, to enlist and pull strings on potential perps like the brothers? “We’ll make you rich, you blow up Americans...” Something like that? If not Saudis, maybe black muslims? IE: the Islamoprez’s friends.


28 posted on 04/20/2013 9:30:03 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: littleharbour

Gifted student who had failed 7 courses in two years at U Mass


29 posted on 04/20/2013 9:31:34 AM PDT by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone briefed the media tonight on the three people found dead in a Harding Avenue home.

(Worthless interview)


http://waltham.patch.com/articles/waltham-triple-murder-victims-killed-by-neck-injuries

Waltham Triple Murder Victims Killed By Neck Injuries

Authorities are continuing to investigate the murders at 12 Harding Avenue.
By Ryan Grannan-Doll Email the author September 15, 2011

Authorities have determined that “sharp force injuries of the neck” caused the deaths of three men at 12 Harding Ave. earlier this week., according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.

The killings of Brandan Mess, 25, of 12 Harding Ave., Raphael Teken, 37, and Erik Weissman, 31, both of Cambridge were ruled a homicide earlier this week, after their bodies were discovered Monday afternoon.

Authorities have not said whether they are looking for suspects, but have said two other men were in the apartment prior to the murders. Authorities have said the killings were targeted and not a random act of violence.

The Middlesex County District Attorney is continuing to investigate the case, along with Waltham and State Police.

Related Topics: Brandon Mess, Eric Weissman, Harding Ave Deaths, Raphael Teken, and triple murder


Taunton Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Waltham Woman
Souleymane Yacouba-Issa is not eligible for parole.
By Ryan Grannan-Doll Email the author September 2, 2011

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A Taunton man was sentenced to life in prison today for the 2009 murder of his girlfriend, a Waltham resident.

A Middlesex Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Souleymane Yacouba-Issa, 37, of murdering Maryse Antoine, 46, of Waltham.

Yacouba-Issa is not eligible for parole, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Yacouba-Issa is already serving a 3-4 year prison term for stalking Antoine, of which he was convicted last November.

Yacouba-Issa was previously tried on the murder charge in November, but that the jury was hung on that charge, according to the DA’s office.


30 posted on 04/20/2013 9:32:31 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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A Waltham man has been identified as one of the victims of the homicides at 12 Harding Ave on Monday, Sept. 12.

Brandan Mess, 25, a 12 Harding Ave. resident, was one of the victims, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office.

Erik Weissman, 31, and Raphael Teken, 37, both Cambridge residents, were also identified as victims, according to the DA’s office.

The DA is calling the crime a homicide, but has not said what killed the men. Autopsises are scheduled to be performed.

State Police and Waltham Police are investigating the crime along with the DA’s office.

Full coverage of the killings at 12 Harding Ave.

Editor’s Note: Initial information from the DA’s office indicated Raphael Teken’s name was spelled as “Rapheal Teken.” The DA verified the spelling and now says it is “Raphael Teken.”


31 posted on 04/20/2013 9:36:50 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: PghBaldy
It's so weird these days to read an article which is a factual presentation of information, without snide leftist asides and condescending snarkery.

Good job on this one, Boston Globe.

32 posted on 04/20/2013 9:44:10 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: PghBaldy
Brendan Mess, whom Tamerlan described as his best friend.

Two years ago, Mess and two other men were brutally killed in a Waltham apartment where they were found by police with their throats slit

beware of Muslims being your best friends...

33 posted on 04/20/2013 10:01:51 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Deport all Muslims...yes, All Muslims!! No more Muslim Terrorists...Deport them all...)
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To: Iron Munro
Your breaking Tom Petty's Heart... I know I couldn't resist :-)..
34 posted on 04/20/2013 10:03:33 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Soul of the South

I believe the FBI is “saturated” with these type of terrorists in America. I believe there are so many in their files ... these were simply one of MANY....


35 posted on 04/20/2013 10:11:15 AM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks PghBaldy.


36 posted on 04/20/2013 11:21:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: KeyLargo

Very interesting. I think they should reopen this unsolved murder case ASAP. These men that were killed could have stumbled upon the perp’s radical plans or he could have been linked up at some point with elements of the ‘Russian’ mob ( hence the pot thrown on the bodies) and drug trafficking to support their ‘jihad’. Sounds very violent(3 men with slit throats!!).


37 posted on 04/20/2013 12:27:26 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: This I Wonder32460

You mean when her daughter started dressing like an Islamist woman with long shapeless clothing and head covering she did not have a hint?


38 posted on 04/20/2013 12:51:28 PM PDT by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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