Tancredo: threaten Muslim sites as terror deterrent

Sure, Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo’s call for the next president to warn the world’s Muslims that a terrorist attack on the U.S. “would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and Medina” is a footnote in a presidential field dominated by political celebrities. But comments like these, popular with a large swath of the GOP’s evangelical base–many of whom see the war on terror as a battle against Islamic radicalism or even Islam itself– could force the field’s more serious candidates to take harder line stances against the Muslim world.


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Nunuv Yerbizness

posted November 14, 2007 at 2:12 am

Here’s proof that there are fundamentalist Christian terrorists. Bombing Mecca or Medina would inflame even the most moderate of Muslims. The level of destruction that would follow would be the worst disaster since the dinosaur-killer asteroid.

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Bill T

posted January 9, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Interesting choice of words Nunuv. It is a sad state of affairs that any politician, let alone one hoping to get in the oval office, would say something so demented.

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