Al Gore Accused of Inciting Arab Violence Against US

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Pabst, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Pabst

    Pabst

    By Jim Kouri

    (AXcess News) New York - Former Vice President Al Gore is being accused of inciting violence against the US by making comments such as the US government had committed 'terrible abuses' against Arabs living in America after 9/11 attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment. Mr. Gore, who lost the 2004 election to the current US president, did not cite one example of this abuse.

    Mr Gore also said that President Bush's administration "was playing into Al Qaeda's hands by routinely blocking Saudi applications for US visas." He made these comments in Saudi Arabia, a nation that exports radical Islam -- Wahabbism -- to many nations. Some Saudis also fund terrorism and terrorist groups, but Mr. Gore to declined to mention those facts.

    "The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake," Mr Gore said at the Jeddah Economic Forum. "The worst thing we can possibly do is to cut off the channels of friendship and mutual understanding between Saudi Arabia and the United States."

    In response to Mr. Gore's comments in Saudi Arabia, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a 14,000-member organization representing the interests of America's law enforcement commanders, released the following statement:

    As a result of his obvious hatred towards the President of the United States, former Vice President Al Gore has crossed the line of diplomatic decency by denigrating his own country within the Islamic world. Are there not enough problems in the Middle East? Does Mr. Gore wish to inflame more hatred towards the United States in the Arab world.

    Mr. Gore has made serious accusations against his own country without providing evidence or proof of his outrageous allegations. Our association has several members who are Arabs and not one has complained of being abused by any level of the US government.

    One of our vice presidents, Jim Kouri, a 27-year veteran, is an Arab-American and he finds Gore's comments not only offensive but also wildly exaggerated and inappropriate during a time of war.

    The former US vice-president told the largely Saudi audience that Arabs in the United States had been "indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable." Visa violations were part of the devastating 9-11 attacks on America and its people -- attacks Mr. Gore seems oblivious to. Also, visa overstays in America are an enormous problem. Is Mr. Gore saying America should not enforce its laws?

    Gore further said there have been terrible abuses and it’s wrong. He said that it does not represent the desires or wishes or feelings of the majority of the citizens of his country. Where is Mr. Gore's evidence of abuses? He should bring the evidence to the attention of the Department of Justice or the US Congress. And has Mr. Gore spoken to the majority of Americans?

    Why didn't Mr. Gore tell his audience that Saudi Arabia exports radical Islam to countries throughout the world and that members of the royal family finance some terrorist groups? Was he only interested in inciting hatred towards his own country?

    Al Gore's comments should be condemned by Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike.

    We condemn them and find his shrill comments loathsome and ugly.
     
  2. algore has and always will be condemned for all who are politically astute.
     
  3. Sure, condemn freedom of speech and dissent....

    Totalitarianism of thought is the goal from the right, pure and simple....

     
  4. Pabst

    Pabst

    "The former US vice-president told the largely Saudi audience that Arabs in the United States had been "indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable." Visa violations were part of the devastating 9-11 attacks on America and its people -- attacks Mr. Gore seems oblivious to. Also, visa overstays in America are an enormous problem. Is Mr. Gore saying America should not enforce its laws?"

     
  5. Interesting editorial. Just curious: who is the "we" in the last sentence since the writer, Jim Kouri, appears to be one person.
     
  6. On a percentage basis, are we rounding up more Arabs with Visas or illegal Mexicans....

    If we see equal enforcement of law, that is one thing, but when it is targeted at one race or group....that's the problem.

     
  7. Political correctness aside, I think that profiling has its place in the real world when applied properly and not ham-fistedly. I'm more concerned about Mr. Gore's reference to detainees being "held in conditions that were just unforgivable." If there is truth in that, then that is a stain on America. However, if the detainees are being held for legitimate security concerns rather than merely petty violations, then I would be more forgiving of the conditions under which they were being held. Just one Canadian's opinion.
     
  8. Pabst

    Pabst

    Most local police departments have virtually refused to enforce FEDERAL immigration law. Often even in cases where illegals have been arrested for criminal wrong doing.

    Thus in the aftermath of 9/11 the onus of immigration enforcement fell on the FBI. Given their limited resources, where do you think proper emphasis should have been placed? Going after Saudi's on expired or bogus visas or raiding the kitchen of the Cheesecake Factory?
     
  9. Ok, one of your funniest posts ever, thanks for the laugh....

    Go to a FOX show - O'Reilly, Hannity and Colmes, whatever, and tell me if they have real liberals arguing with real conservatives on a nightly basis.

    And then go to any of the broadcst tv shows and see if the same holds true.

    It doesn't, therefore your statement is declared ridiculous....

    Liberals are the ones that need the totalitarianism of thought and squash free speech. Why do you think the broadcast tv stations are losing viewership - certainly NOT because they were reporting the news evenly.....

    And dissent? Again, look to Bernard Goldberg - he's a liberal. always was a liberal, and always will be a liberal. And yet, when he points out the liberal bias in the media, he's ostracized and not rehired. And all that after 25 yrs working for CBS and Walter Cronkite/Dan Rather. It's all about the advertising, and yet, when a great story - a whistleblower story - a story that liberals love comes out ----- goodbye Bernie.......
     
  10. So the police won't enforce the federal law, and look the other way so a criminal is allowed to go unfettered....

    Great justice system.

    You speak of law, what a joke Pabst.

    Exactly what law did Gore break by speaking his mind?

    I watched a "debate" on the subject on Hannity & Colmes last night, Hannity was popping blood vessels as usual with his outrage that Gore was speaking his mind....in another country!

    Horrors!!!

    An American citizen speaking their mind in another country!!!

    Uh, does Bush know we are at war with the Saudis?

    <img src=http://www.crooksandliars.com/images/2005/04/25/Bush_Saudi2.jpg>

     
    #10     Feb 14, 2006