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A triumph for the Boston Bombers
Forbes Magazine, by Roger Scruton

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 4/18/2014 6:00:19 PM

The two bombers who killed and maimed innocent people at the Boston marathon a year ago had come as refugees to America, from conflicts that America and her people did nothing to cause. They had been granted the privileges of a law-abiding democracy, including education, health care and the precious freedoms for which Americans have fought in two world wars. Their situation was incomparably better than it would have been, had they stayed behind in Chechnya. Among the many privileges that they enjoyed religious freedom was by no means the least important. They were able to attend their local mosque, to take part in its services and

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The lessons of 9/11 have been lost (never really learned actually)on the left. It´s just a matter of time before we get hit again.

We do NOT edit that far down a long article. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Japanorama, 4/18/2014 9:55:16 PM     (No. 9816357)

Roger is arguing rationally with Muslims.
He´s naive.

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