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Muslim organizations in North America are constantly releasing statements condemning acts of terrorism. My guess is that you're not hearing them because you're waiting for the media to deliver such an unsensational story when they could be telling you what balloon boy had for lunch.

I'd guess that you might see even more do it except for being a country in which they are widely seen as "the enemy" might sap some of their motivation to put on a minstrel show to prove to you that they aren't.

Unfortunately, and although these declarations happen constantly, there's not much point to them, and our greatest efforts are best devoted to raising respectful, tolerant, and freedom-loving families. People like the poster don't want us to be moderate, so they don't hear our declarations or at least pretend not to, and the terrorists just don't care what we think. Apparently we're supposed to do what the Pope and moderate Catholics did about the violence in Northern Ireland: organize our own Army and defend everybody else. The Pope did do that, right? Surely the victims of atrocity didn't have to be responsible for defending themselves when there were Catholics about to do it for them.

If one examines the noisiest of these people who fraudulently call themselves "anti-terrorist" (which would put them on my side), they aren't usually inclined to defend the country or its magnificent system against terrorism, they're often (but not always) chickenhawks, as should be expected of people who fear everyone different from them and anything that looks like change - that is, life itself. Then they tell someone like me I'm supposed to defend them, but I already have and in any case they define me as enemy. They ought to enlist, but they'd rather hide under the bed and scream epithets at those they fear: most of the human race. They're pathetic, and in their uncontrolled anger and bigotry (which is always fear-driven) they're a serious threat to all our freedom, which makes them true threats to American democracy and as such, my adversaries.
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