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Quote of the day: Synagogue bomb plotter’s sister

posted by David Gibson

    “Right now, to me he’s, like, the dumbest person I ever came in contact with in my life.”

    –Wanda Cromitie, sister of James Cromitie, described as the leader of the foiled plot to bomb a synagogue in the Bronx.

BONUS QUOTE: She added that as far as she knew, he was not a Muslim, but said “they do a little time in jail and they don’t eat pork no more.”

 



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Alicia

posted May 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm


Quotes from the Koran (or Quran) are all to often taken out of historic contact, Mariana. When Muhammed talked about Jews in the Koran he was often engaged in polemics against political enemies.
Cromitie and his sick buddies adopted a hate-filled ideology which they apparently encountered in prison. Just as white prisoners often become a part of the White Power movement in prison. In both cases, you have a group of alienated, disaffected men who buy into an ideology of hate that relies on scapegoating of other groups. Same difference.



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Jim McCrea

posted May 22, 2009 at 4:05 pm


Mariana: St. John wasn’t exactly pro-Jewish himself.



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posted May 23, 2009 at 7:37 am


Obviously these are mentally ill people and that being said? All should know that mentally ill is not really physical? It is apparent that we in the States have a severe problem with these types of mental cases? And our prisons do not help at all! That is made just to cage the animal in the human. There was not ever a plan for rehabilitation, and we need to have more of a closer look for our future here in America to correct those institutions? WE are in the 21st century and by now we should have had a real medical staff on duty to not only patch them up but to work with them on these issues side by side. Most of those guards are insane as well. They enjoy torturing, and violence? It is not a safe place and then we turn them loose to destroy more? It is appalling!



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