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Tim Giago: Americans still the invaders in Iraq


"The Iraqi people do not fear life and they certainly do not fear death. This is a concept that is not easily grasped by the Western mind. For more than 400 years the settlers and later the United States Army fought Native Americans and they were continuously amazed at the total lack of fear shown by the Indian warriors. It was the complete disregard of death that made the Indians such brave and ferocious fighters.

The American army is considered the invader and no matter the reasons for being in Iraq, they are still the enemy and so many of the mindless and humiliating actions carried out against the Iraqi population by that army have become battle cries of hatred and revenge by the Nation of Islam.

Abu Ghraib was an embarrassment to America, but it was a case of total humiliation and degradation to not only the Iraqi people, but to all Muslims throughout the Middle East. By desecrating the bodies of the Iraqi prisoners, the American soldiers spit on the Sacred Scriptures of Islam. And while the terrible photos of the Iraqi prisoners disappeared from the screens of American television, they played over and over on Arab television.

When the insurgents posted the news of the deaths of the two Americans on the Internet, they were referred to as �crusaders.� This word means little to most Americans but it means everything to Islam."

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Tim Giago: Humiliating the Nation of Islam (The Native American Times 6/26)

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