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Discussion of radical Islam is not Islamophobia and bigotry
by Lou Ann Zelenik
Tennesseans are right to be concerned about bigotry being imported into this state. We share this concern. It is the very reason why we support Geert Wilders' visit to warn us about the bigotry being imported by Islamic extremists into European countries, such as Mr. Wilders' Holland — and perhaps also to warn us that the same hatred is being brought into the United States and into Tennessee.
Consider: In 2004, an Iraqi immigrant to Nashville, Ahmed Uqualy, was arrested for stockpiling weaponry and plotting terror attacks against Jews as part of what he explained was his "going jihad."
In 2007, a Nashville Somali taxi driver, Ibrahim Ahmed, ran down a student with his cab after getting into an argument over religion and praising Hitler for wanting to "cleanse" the world of the Jews. The student was critically injured.
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