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Ebullience in Tripoli

File the large and enthusiastic Libyan crowds welcoming Lockerbie bomber-terrorist Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi home after his “compassionate release” from prison in Scotland in the same folder with Palestinian dancing-in-the-streets euphoria after 9/11.

I’m simply saying what I believe many others are thinking, but are inhibited by political correctness from expressing, that antipathy towards America* is pervasive in, at least, Arabic Islam. Multiple administrations have now insisted that the worldwide jihadi attacks don’t represent a “conflict of civilizations.” To speak truly, I’m not so sure.

* I would say “Christianity,” but it’s hard for me to characterize American as a Christian nation, especially under our current national leadership. It’s hard to have a clash of religions when only one side is observant.

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