Republican Candidate calls for the Bombing of Makkah and Madeenah

nuke as salam ‘alaykum,

Today’s biggest Islamophobe on the planet nomination goes to possibly the biggest fool in the history of U.S. politics! (no, not Bush) Talk about painting all Muslims with one brush!! Of-course, this would not serve to radicalize any more Muslims in the U.S. or abroad, or serve to unite Muslim countries as Makkah and Madeenah host numerous visitors at almost every time of the year from multiple countries. No, just bomb these sites as a “deterrent to prevent Islamic fundamentalists from attacking the United States…” I am certain many non-violent Muslims would respond to pleas for assistance from Saudi Arabia were such a thing to happen, here’s the kicker Tom, Muslims are not afraid to die from such terrorist attacks, insha’Allaah. The Muslims will not be intimidated by acts of U.S. terrorism, insha’Allaah. Article follows…

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo’s campaign stood by his assertion that bombing holy Muslim sites would serve as a good “deterrent” to prevent Islamic fundamentalists from attacking the United States, his spokeswoman said Friday.

“This shows that we mean business,” said Bay Buchanan, a senior Tancredo adviser. “There’s no more effective deterrent than that. But he is open-minded and willing to embrace other options. This is just a means to deter them from attacking us.”

On Tuesday, Tancredo warned a group of Iowans that another terrorist attack would “cause a worldwide economic collapse.” IowaPolitics.com recorded his comments.

“If it is up to me, we are going to explain that an attack on this homeland of that nature would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and Medina,” Tancredo said. “That is the only thing I can think of that might deter somebody from doing what they would otherwise do. If I am wrong, fine, tell me, and I would be happy to do something else. But you had better find a deterrent, or you will find an attack.”

Tom Casey, a deputy spokesman for the State Department, told CNN’s Elise Labott that the congressman’s comments were “reprehensible” and “absolutely crazy.” Tancredo was widely criticized in 2005 for making a similar suggestion.

–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/08/04/tancredo-bomb-muslim-holy-sites-first/

 

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  1. Saudi official condemns U.S. Republican candidate’s threat to bomb Muslim holy sites

    © AP
    14.08.2007 12:24:51

    (live-PR.com) – RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – A Saudi official has condemned a radical U.S. Republican presidential candidate’s recent comment that the best way to deter a nuclear terrorist attack on America would be to threaten to retaliate by bombing the Islamic holy sites, Mecca and Medina.

    Abdul-Mohsen Al-Sheik, head of Mecca’s municipal council, said he was disappointed that the Republican Party did not issue an apology for Representative Tom Tancredo’s remarks.
    “Neither … Tancredo nor anyone else can strike the Kaaba in Mecca,” Al-Sheik said in a statement released late Monday. The Kaaba is a cube-shaped stone structure draped in black cloth that Muslims around the world face during daily prayers. Muslims believe Abraham built it.*

    “If this candidate had a minimum knowledge of history, then this site would be holy for him before it being holy for Muslims because no adherent to heavenly religions doesn’t know Abraham and (his son) Ismail,” he added.

    Earlier this month, Tancredo told about 30 people at a town hall meeting in the state of Iowa that he believes a nuclear terrorist attack on the U.S. could be imminent and that the U.S. needs to hurry up and think of a way to stop it.

    “If it is up to me, we are going to explain that an attack on this homeland of that nature would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and Medina. Because that’s the only thing I can think of that might deter somebody from doing what they otherwise might do,” said the Colorado Republican, whose bid for the White House is considered unlikely to succeed.

    Mecca and Medina, in Saudi Arabia, are Islam’s holiest cities. All able-bodied Muslims are required to make a pilgrimage there at least once in their lives. Islam is the only religion that can be practiced in the kingdom.
    The U.S. State Department has distanced itself from Tancredo’s comments.

    “It is absolutely outrageous and reprehensible for anyone to suggest attacks on holy sites, whether they are Muslim, Christian, Jewish or those of any other religion,” deputy spokesman Tom Casey told reporters.

    *Muslims are not the only ones who believe the Kaaba was built by Abraham and his son (may peace be upon them).


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