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Posted on 01/20/2010 11:33:51 AM PST by Steelfish
US Clears Way For Return Of 2 Muslim Scholars
LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer Jan. 20, 2010 NEW YORK -- The State Department has cleared the way for the return to the United States of two prominent Muslim scholars once accused of having ties to terrorism, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has signed orders enabling the re-entry of professors Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University in England and Adam Habib of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa once they obtain required admittance documents, department spokesman Darby Holladay said.
Clinton "has chosen to exercise her exemption authority for the benefit of Tariq Ramadan and Adam Habib," Holladay said. "We'll let that action speak for itself."
In a prepared statement, Holladay noted the change in U.S. posture since both professors, who are frequently invited to the United States to lecture, were denied admittance after making statements counter to U.S. foreign policy.
"Both the president and the secretary of state have made it clear that the U.S. government is pursuing a new relationship with Muslim communities based on mutual interest and mutual respect," Holladay said.
The American Civil Liberties Union sued in recent years to challenge the exclusion of the professors. It said the State Department's action means the scholars will now get visas within weeks of requesting them.
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We have lost our minds...
Just make sure you don’t “profile” them when they board a plane for the USA....Don’t EVEN think to ask what that lump is between their legs....
Exactly. Why is there no outcry from the opposition? Or is there one?
Liberals are idiots....This is proof enough...get them out of office as soon as possible....
If one of these ragheads as much as injures a hair on the head of an American, Hillary and Obama should serve time...Hard time....
Someday, when Islam is fully established and Christianity abolished, Americans will wail How could a good God allow this calimity to happen? not recognizing that a good God is sending us warning signs every day regarding the evils of Islam, signs that we continually ignore for political reasons.
Live with Islam — die by it.
National Security is doomed to fail.
With Islam, there can be no mutual respect as the cult bases its existence upon our destruction.
Both Clintons should be serving long terms in federal prison.
But, they must check their bombs in with the luggage.
My God...The people we have allowed to run our country...We OUGHT to have our asses kicked!!!!!!!!!
It’s time to get rid of “professional politicians” and set term limits...line item vetoes...force these politicians to FOLLOW the Constitution by the letter!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please, please...Don’t let it end in Massachusetts.....Carry this thing all the through November...Then let’s get to work on 2012....
“Dont EVEN think to ask what that lump is between their legs....”
You got a problem with pet goats?
This is exactly why the issuance of visas must be removed from the State Department and given to Homeland Security.
Where are the idiot freepers who think Hillary is moderate and rational. And less treasonous than 0bama?
She’s the same degree of moonbat as 0bama
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