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    ChrisF202's Avatar
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    West Islip, New York, USA

    Long Island Muslim leader calls for open borders

    [i] Open minds need open borders

    Sadness. Anger. A profound sense of loss. That's how I felt upon hearing of the London bombings.

    As a New Yorker for 34 years, I had that ominous "here we go again" feeling. As a reservist in the Air Force for seven years, I wondered if the war on terrorism could ever be won. As a physician for 14 years, I reflected on how precious life truly is. As a Muslim-American, I also know that I would have to double my efforts to explain to the uninformed that 99.99 percent of Muslims abhor violence and that Islam stands for peace.

    You can imagine my dismay in reading James P. Pinkerton's xenophobic column "Can we learn from Britain's mistake?" [Opinion, July 12], in which he paints with an extremely broad brush the dangers of immigration.

    Few nations would argue against keeping "openly hostile foreigners" away from their borders, but to say that we should not let New York become a "New Yorkistan" is not only a slight against Muslim-Americans living in New York but a disservice to the millions of Americans - aren't we all immigrants, after all? - who have come to this land yearning to breathe free, to escape oppression, to seek better lives and to speak their mind. Pinkerton has spoken his mind. I hope few listen.

    Humayun J. Chaudhry

    Editor's note: The writer is a board member of the Multifaith Forum of Long Island, an organization sponsored by the Long Island Council of Churches.[i/]
    Another traitor in our land. One moment they condem terrorism and then the next they turn around and stab us in the back.

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    Senior Member Judy's Avatar
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    ChrisF202--He says he's been here 34 years. He says he's a reservist in the US AIR FORCE?

    Well....He's not American yet. He doesn't "get it" yet....after 34 years and serving in our Armed Forces.

    He asks "aren't we all immigrants, afterall"?

    No, we aren't, Mister.

    My ancestors were founders, revolutionary war fighters, and settlers. On both sides.

    How I feel about this country is pure genetics, it's in my blood, it's in my brain cells, passed down through more than 229 years of American History. Great-Great-Great-great-great relatives not only fought in the Revolutionary War for America, Uncles fought in the Civil War for the United States. Uncles and my father fought in World War II for the United States and the World. Cousins fought in Viet Nam to try to keep them free.

    Freedom isn't free, you idiot; stupidity such as yours will lose it for everyone; and WE just aren't going to let that happen. WE never have ... and WE never will.

    So take your little Johnny Come Lately OBL THEME of "aren't we all immigrants, afterall" and stuff it where the sun don't shine!

    A Nation Without Borders Is Not A Nation - Ronald Reagan
    Save America, Deport Congress! - Judy

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