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GUEST,C. Ham BS: Irshad Manji on the wall (80* d) RE: BS: Irshad Manji on the wall 22 Mar 06

"Ok, you're not Martin Gibson, Guest, C.Ham, you're a troll who is trying to look like Martin Gibson."

You couldn't tar and feather me by calling me Martin Gibson, so you pull out the old canard of "troll." All I did was point out an interesting op-ed piece in the New York Times by a respected Muslim academic.

If anyone is a troll, it is you who seeks to smear anyone who disagrees with you with McCarthyist innuendos of "tool," "Martin Gibson," "troll," etc.

Here are several statements by Irshad Manji on the occupation.

"I passionately support an end to the military occupation of the Palestinian territories."

The above quote is on this page.

"military occupation by the Israel Defense Forces, and the distress that it's inflicting can't be denied."

"I'm not implying that Israeli government policies are blameless. Far from it. For example, the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon refuses to arrest the criminals who set up illegal outposts in the West Bank. Such willful negligence will only feed extremism on both sides."

The above two quotes are onthis page.

"I know that Israel wrongly occupies Palestinian territories, and I'm the first to say that this occupation has to end."

The above quote is on this page.

"There actually are two occupations going on. One is the military occupation, which I cannot deny exists. But the other is the political or ideological occupation of the Palestinian people, and that can be laid at the feet of their so-called leaders. Both have to be cleaned up in order for a sustainable peace to take place."

The above quote is on this page.

"I'm not surprised that you accuse me of neglecting Palestinians. In our politically polarized environment, if you point out (as I do) that both Israel and the PA share culpability for the plight of Palestinians, then you're anti-Palestinian if not anti-Muslim. The reason? Simply because you haven't declared Israel to be the sole oppressor. I don't buy it, Mona. Neither do many Palestinians, who are as angry with the corruption of the PA as they are with the military presence of the IDF. Both occupations need to end."

The above quote is on this page.

"Likewise, I tip my hat the newer refuseniks — Israeli soldiers who protest the military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. They want to unlock the physical and geographic cages in which Palestinians find themselves. Their ultimate aim is openness."

The above quote is on this page.

"In fact, I've spent more time in the Occupied Territories and have updated my observations for the British edition of The Trouble with Islam. Of course, that hasn't stopped critics from charging Zionist motives."

The above quote is on this page.

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