The patRIOT Letters

If words are all we have...

Monday, December 17, 2001

Berlin: Ashcroft praises German law allowing 'religious' crackdown

Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft praised Germany's new law that allows authorities to ban religious organizations used as fronts for extremists, saying Friday it was a necessary measure in the war on terrorism.

The law, which came into force Dec. 8, was brought about after authorities investigating possible connections to the Sept. 11 terror attacks argued they were being hamstrung in their efforts by strict legislation protecting religious freedoms.

Interior Minister Otto Schily made quick use of the new law, on Wednesday banning an Islamic organization he accused of being a "breeding ground for terrorists," and saying the legislation could lead to the expulsion of many extremists who have been granted asylum in Germany.

Source: Lawrence Journal-World, Kansas, USA

What about defining "terrorism" and our "innocent until proven guilty"?

Time to define terrorism

Cartoon source: Rejr 101301

Jehovah's Witnesses and Tele-marketing Terrorists?

They come to my home uninvited terrorizing me and my family with their in your face actions. Yes. Let's stop these "witnesses" and the banks, subscription hawkers and the like who invade my world day and night! Seeing that terrorism is defined by the beholder I'll define it broadly and want a law to protect me and mine from this spread of religious and commercial terrorism. - Rejr