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  •  Maybe if the Grandfather did a better job... (3+ / 5-)

    instilling basic human decency in his son---he would still have a grandson.  Cry all you want old  man, but you raised a real motherfucker.  

    "If Jesus had a gun he'd still be alive today." Homer Simpson, 2013

    by quiet in NC on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 10:33:58 PM PDT

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    •  unbelieveably.. (5+ / 0-)

      horrid comment.  Just unbelievable.

    •  Channeling Robert Gibbs? (5+ / 0-)
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      "I would suggest that you should have a far more responsible father if they are truly concerned about the well being of their children. I don't think becoming an al Qaeda jihadist terrorist is the best way to go about doing your business," Gibbs, the former White House press secretary, told the interviewer from We Are Change, when asked to justify "an American citizen that is being targeted without due process, without trial -- and, he's underage, he's a minor."
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
      •  It is my opinon, I did not channel anyone. (0+ / 0-)

        I do not believe it right for the grandson to be killed, no way.  But I also do not think a father should be not be held at least partially responsible when his son grows up to be a terrorist intent on mass murder of innocents.  His kid did just that.  I dont know what led the grandson to be caught up in a mission to strike at another terrorist but that question should addressed before I am going  to feel too sorry for a man who raised an asshole like Anwar Al-Aulaqi.  

        "If Jesus had a gun he'd still be alive today." Homer Simpson, 2013

        by quiet in NC on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 07:10:03 AM PDT

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        •  It's worth pointing out that for most of his life (2+ / 0-)
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          Anwar al-Awlaki was fairly moderate and argued against violence and terrorism.

          Here is what the NYT wrote about him back in 2001:

          Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki, spiritual leader at the Dar al-Hijra mosque in Virginia, one of the nation's largest, which draws about 3,000 worshipers for communal prayers each Friday, said: ''In the past we were oblivious. We didn't really care much because we never expected things to happen. Now I think things are different. What we might have tolerated in the past, we won't tolerate any more.''

          ''There were some statements that were inflammatory, and were considered just talk, but now we realize that talk can be taken seriously and acted upon in a violent radical way,'' said Mr. Al-Awlaki, who at 30 is held up as a new generation of Muslim leader capable of merging East and West: born in New Mexico to parents from Yemen, who studied Islam in Yemen and civil engineering at Colorado State University.

          http://www.nytimes.com/...

          Here is a video showing his reaction to the September 11th attacks:

          •  Thanks for the links. (0+ / 0-)

            He seems to have a hard tome making up his mind, not at all unlike most religious scholars of all faiths.

            "If Jesus had a gun he'd still be alive today." Homer Simpson, 2013

            by quiet in NC on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 07:56:53 PM PDT

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