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  • Saturday, September 25, 2004


    Endorsing Terrorism?

    I always find selective enforcement of laws interesting. In the recent case of refusing entry to the US by Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) on the grounds below, I have to say that strict application of the law would prove very sticky for US foreign policy. But I forget: states in power would never use terrorism. Right? AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: Demonizing Moderate Muslims:
    "A provision in the USA Patriot Act states that anyone who uses his position of prominence to endorse terrorism or terrorist organizations may not enter the United States. This was what a DHS spokesman was referring to when he said that Islam was denied admission to the United States 'on national security grounds.'"

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