"19 terrorists in 6 weeks have been able to command 300 million North Americans to do away with the entirety of their civil liberties that took 700 years to advance from the Magna Carta onward. The terrorists have already won the political and ideological war with one terrorist act. It is mindboggling that we are that weak as a society."
by:
Rocco Galati
lawyer for the Canadian Islamic Congress
Date:
October, 2001
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http://www.canadianliberty.bc.ca/
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 -- Anonymous      
I agree....what else is there to say.
 -- Ken, Alberta     
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    What a farce. A 7th Century primitive barbarian throat-cutter invoking the Magna Carta. Galati and his kind spit on the Magna Carta and everything else having to do with freedom, liberty, democracy, and the rule of law. Nothing but a Trojan Horse.
     -- Moishe Gonzales, Half Moon Bay, CA     
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    That scum bag is engaging in wishful thinking. It is true that any law or legislative act is always at a cost of freedom but we have to have them to compensate for the weaknesses of man. It is our responsibility to behave in such a way that laws and regulation is not necessary. When outsiders invade as the terrorists did it is they that are putting restraints on our freedom. We have the duty to make it undesirable for them to ever think of or be capable of doing it again.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    Clueless fool or vile propagandist, your choice. Wish he would take his friends from CAIR back to canada with him.
     -- helorat, Milton     
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    Our Intellegence and response wase not coordinated and the resources were totally misplaced to effectively respond to 9-11
     -- Robert, Sarasota     
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    It is mindboggling that we are that weak as a society. It took more than 6 weeks and 19 terrorists to do the damage done. Look to the given pattern at how the Nazis came to power in Germany. There was government misinformation and fear spread throughout the land, a specific people to hate and blame, a building was blown up while being blamed on terrorists, immigration became a huge issue being that the illegal immigrants were criminals and absorbing the nations resources, there was no concept of inalienable rights - it was civil liberties, etc. etc. etc. FOREIGN TERRORISTS CAN NOT TAKE LIBERTY OR FREEDOM FROM AMERICA, ONLY AMERIKAN TERRORISTS (GOVERNMENT WITH AN IGNORANT AND ENSLAVED POPULUS) CAN DO THAT!!!
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Are we at war with Islamonazis or not? Were they just 19 misguided youth or were they part of an organized attack on the United States? Whine all you want about civil liberties. They'll do you little good after the bomb belt has gone off and you're splattered against a wall.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Sorry, folks, Rocco has got it right. We are NOT at war with Islamic fascists -- we invaded a sovereign Islamic country without declaring war and have taken their oil. Tell me how we are going to get our rights back, hmm? Hilary ain't gonna do it, and I doubt any Republican president (other than Ron Paul) will either. Heck, most Americans don't even know what the Magna Carta is let alone their own rights.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Archer get a dose of reality, there is no requirement to declare war to engage in war (see the Barbary wars under Jefferson [when he got that koran Ellis took his oath on in order to understand the enemy, not to be enlightenten]). The First Gulf War was sanctioned by every authority outside North Korea and Cuba and ended in a cease fire which was violated by within 90 days and in total not less then 160 times. All adequate reasons under international law to resume hostilities. And now we may not leave according to the Geneva conventions until the country is stable. You have become an aid and comfort to the enemy.
     -- helorat, Milton     
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    According to you, helorat, I could be classified a 'terrorist' and therefore do not deserve any Constitutionally guaranteed rights, nor does our government have to obey the rule of Law. I do not think you know who the real enemy is. Turn off the TV for a while and use your brain. I am from New York City and we don't need to take away the rest of the People's rights because a few buildings were blown up and a couple thousand people killed -- we can take a punch -- we have been expecting something like this for decades, so it is no real surprise. Most of us know that it was an inside job -- just look at the 'solutions' that were imposed -- exactly what they wanted. Religionists can justify any crime against humanity -- that goes for Christians as well as Islamists. Don't let the media hype fool you -- this is not a holy war against Islamic fascists; it is the infiltration of fascists within the US government fueled by the international banking cartel for the purpose of creating a one-world government -- a global police state bought and paid for by the American people (and their ignorance). And when they start implanting your kids with RFID chips, it will be too late.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    E is spot on...
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    I guess the terrorists won. They lost their lives, but they won what they sought. We were tbe losers.
     -- Jack, Green, OH     
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    Silly and fatous foolishness. I still carry my weapons. Shop and live where I perfer, continue my life as befor without intrusion from the various echelons of government. I do not enjoy the incompetence that follows attempts by government to protect me, and worse their attempts to utilize political correctness to protect my sworn enemies. Squeezing one's eye shot and saying lalalalalalalal, to avoid reality is alright for Mr.Galati, but it IS simply BS. He knows it, and more importantly, I know it.
     -- Gideon Reader, Greater Miami,Florida     
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    Mr. Galati merely stated the truth. Under the Patriot Act, agents of my government may now enter and search my home without a warrant; they never have to tell me about it until whatever they've found is accepted as evidence at my trial. I can be also imprisoned without charges and denied a writ of habeus corpus, while there is no time limit for them to determine my "status". Benjamin Franklin was indeed prescient in 1755: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
     -- A.Woods, Gloucester, USA     
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    "Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy." "All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." -HERMANN GOERING
     -- American Patriot     
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    You are only looking at symptons. On your browser look up: Illuminati" "New World Order" "Bilderberg Group" "Council on Foreign Relations" "Trilateral Commission" "North American Free Trade Agreement" "Skull and Bones" "American Gulags" Check out the membership lists. Check out the purpose of each' Wake up! The sovereignty of the United States of America is about to be destroyed. We are one catostrophic event away from the declaration of martial law and the suspension of all civil law! Bush and company is the visible sprearhead of the destruction of our nation. Hooray for greed and power. Wake UP!
     -- Charles A. Kerr II, Everett, WA     
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    That says it all, it sums up with eloquence the frustrations we all feel in our response to the terrorist threat.
     -- Chris, Niagara Falls, ON     
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    Galati sure got this right; a combination of fear & cowardice by the people. Every time the world's politicians have conjured up a spook, the citizens have turned to the very people who caused the problem to save them, by making them ever increasingly slaves of the state.
     -- Anon., Virginia     
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    Rocco is dead on.
     -- Byron, Fort Collins     
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    The American way will remain the same from genociding the indigenous population of North America to the killing of over 3 million since 9/11 Yes - we are indeed a brave nation, dropping bombs, sending in drones, firing from helicopters, on innocent people. When will Americans get the guts to change this pitiful heritage....
     -- Robken     
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    When will you lot get the facts straight 9/11 was an inside job - tell me after seeing building seven fall that it wasn't a controlled demolition. Over a thousand engineers have said this can only have happened with help from explosives etc. I suppose we will have to wait until 100 years before we no the truth...
     -- Robken     
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    Y'all up in Canada, don't forget, who has kept ya safe, under our umbrella. I knew some fine snipers from Canada, many years ago. Now, is NOT the time, to fall away from each other, the enemy is real, and he is still out there, and more up there, than down here. Too bad ur gun rights are not as good as ours. But, no worries, IF and when the chit hits the fan, we will stand again, to fight for freedom. seems its headed that way does it not?? And nope, this time, there will be no place to hide.All it id for me was scare me enough, to piss me off, the terrorists , have not won anything. Whatever, whoever, was responsible for the towers, caused many millions to die. Someday, it will all come out, there is ALWAYS disinformation, in war. and this war is not over yet.
     -- Kimo, USA     
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    If America doesn't wake up to the most dangerous religion on earth, Islam, we are doomed. Perhaps the latest message from Islam, the California massacre, will wake us up. We can only hope.
     -- Jim k, Austin     
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    Kudos A.Woods, Gloucester, USA. I highly concur with your response!
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Just in case anyone thought there would be unanimity among and/or between Canadian and or United States citizens ( and those who inhabit the aforementioned territories ) let him / her peruse the conversations about the quote. MY reaction to the quote was .. the Canadian Islamic Congress should take a democratic vote on the issue.
     -- Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT     
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    ( Homologoumenos, chophshiy, Eleutheria and Apeleutheros. without controversy, to speak out freely on behalf of unalienable rights by FACT, given to man by the Creator of heaven and earth. Freed from oppression of mind and body ( and the fancy of vanity ) ! Manumission form slavery, emancipation of the spirit of man to worship God [ at/and by ] his natural laws of governance. Conscience bearing witness in the Spirit of truth and honesty. The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America IS MY DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AT LIBERTY. THINK ABOUT WHAT IS IGNORED BEFORE THE EYES AND EARS OF THE PEOPLE ? We are a Nation founded upon the ( LAW OF PISTIS, ALL INCLUSIVE, FAITH, this describes the character of one who can be relied on. ). As for ( any denomination ) under what ever statue or ordinance they wish to challenge our RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES at/or by, their so-called law at magna carta makes no difference in anywise, for it is unjust judgment. Our Ship of State has a course and point of destination, purpose with calling, Honor and Integrity the Salt needed. Semper FI.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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