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Exactly right. Under normal conditions Huma would be a candidate for honor killing. She is obviously on a mission for the cause of Islam. Being married to that jerk might even qualify as being a martyr
Diana points out that the 9/11 hijackers were able to live here, take flying lessons and hang out with other like-minded Muslims, all in plain sight. Seems like they viewed this country as a safe haven. Maybe they did, but our political and military leaders convinced themselves that the hijackers safe haven was in Afghanistan, so we went there to chase after them. That was about 12 years ago and we are still there. Meanwhile, whatever remnants of the hijackers supporters who might have been in Afghanistan have long since moved on to other places such as Syria where we are giving serious thought to joining up with them. I wish I had attended one of our military academies so I could maybe make some sense out of all this. But I guess it's way beyond my ability to understand.
The architects of the COIN nonsense seem to be engaged in some WWII nostalgia. During that war when allied troops marched into liberated cities the citizens were jubilant and loved their liberators. In Afghanistan the general population does not view themselves as needing to be liberated. First and foremost they view themselves as Muslims and they view the allied troops not as liberators but simply as infidels. Our troops could stay bogged down in that wretched hellhole for a hundred years and they will never receive hugs and flowers from flag waving grateful people lining the streets. They are more likely to receive a bullet in the back.
The average ethnic/religious group in this country has maybe one or two social organizations and a function hall. That's about it. Muslims represent about 1% of the population yet they have a list of organizations that seems to grows longer by the week. Maybe not all are officially under the the MB umbrella but it doesn't matter. They are all seeking the same goals, and they are all seeking and in many cases getting access to the halls of power including the White House. Here's a sampling: AIC, AMA, AMAC, AMF, AMJA, ASMA, CAIR, FOSNA, ICNA, ISA, ISNA, MAS, MB, MCA, MPAC, MSA, NAIT, NICS. The website discoverthenetworks.org has a comprehensive list. Elks clubs they are not but many in Washington look at them as if they are.
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