So let me get this straight, Mr. President. We, the American people, who have always come to the aid of Muslim nations in times of disaster, need to learn “tolerance”? How much tolerance have Muslim countries shown us? Pan-Am 103 blown up by Lybians in 1988. Dan Pearl beheaded in Pakistan in 2002. U.N. barracks bombed in Lebanon in 1983 which killed 241 U.S. Marines. U.S. Special Forces soldiers dragged through the streets in Mogadishu, Somalia. U.S. soldiers dragged though the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan.
I don’t know where you were in 1979, but I watched the news every single night for 444 days while 52 Americans were held in Tehran, Iran as hostages.
What did we hear from our leaders during those sad times? The same thing you are telling us now: Muslims (all the incidents that I mentioned occurred or were instigated by Muslim countries) are not our “enemies.”
You told us over and over “America is a tolerant Nation.”
Well, Mr. President, I, for one, am not. I am sick to death of seeing Americans being killed by these “peace-loving” countries. I, for one, am sick and tired of being told to “love my enemies,” forgive the people that we have helped with billions of American hard-earned tax dollars who burn our flag and drag our dead warriors though their streets. I, for one, am not going to allow our big-hearted, generous nation to be forced to cower to the Muslim extremists or their religion.
Leon Ceniceros, Mesa
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