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Reclaiming America from Illegal Immigrants

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Illegal immigrants cartoon

Found this dandy cartoon posted by Curtis over at Can’t See the Forest. Thanks, Curtis! I like it!

BTW, now how many illegal immigrants – and their descendants – live in the USA? See, there’s always somebody who was there before you. And the guys with the biggest guns write the rules that declare some “legal” (Oh luck! It’s us!) and others not.

They’re not right, Lord knows; they’re just the ones with dry powder and few scruples.

Suppose we post-Europeans will ever shake loose from thinking we own the world and call the shots?

Doesn’t it seem just a little barbaric? Medieval? Check out the related posts, just below.

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Related posts: Christ in the Migrant, “But they broke the law”, “Christian values”, Sermon: Citizens of another nation , Sermon: Jesus’ preference for the poor, The Pope’s beautiful “insult”
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Written by Monte

February 1, 2007 at 10:54 pm

Posted in Immigration

What Iranians Want Americans to Know about Iran

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Ever-thoughtful Krista Tippett (writing in Krista’s Journal) ticks off these qualifications of Douglas Johnston, a recent guest on American Public Media’s Speaking of Faith:

Douglas Johnston’s primary … contribution to world affairs in recent years has come through the work he describes in this program … which [is] deeply consonant with the urgent recommendations of the … Iraq Study Group. … Johnston has also orchestrated some of the highest level contacts … between religious and political leaders in Iran and the United States in recent years … I decided that it was finally time to interview him when I read a thought-provoking memo he crafted last year entitled, “What Iranians Want Americans to Know about Iran.”

I quote that memo here. I found it eye-opening. And I encourage a visit to SOF to learn more. To my Iranian friends – built-in experts – how did he do? What else would you want me to know? Thanks!

What Iranians Want Americans to Know about Iran
by Douglas M. Johnston

September 11, 2001
1. There were no Iranians or Shiite Muslims among the attackers on 9/11.
2. Iran was the first Islamic country to condemn the 9/11 attacks.
3. Iran cooperated with U.S. and coalition forces to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan.
4. Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have never been friends of Iran, and Iran has never funded or supported either group. Arab countries supposedly friendly to the U.S. have provided major sources of funding for both.

Regional Context
1. Iran is a Shia Persian country in a hostile Sunni Arab neighborhood.
2. Iran has been a victim of Arab extremism. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Monte

February 1, 2007 at 5:22 pm

Posted in Islam, Politics, Terrorism