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Tom Tancredo is a Colorado Republican congressman and presidential candidate for the USA. He stood by his assertion that bombing holy Muslim sites would serve as a good “deterrent” to prevent Islamic fundamentalists from attacking the United States.
“If it is up to me, we are going to explain that an attack on this homeland of that nature would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and Medina,” Tancredo said. “That is the only thing I can think of that might deter somebody from doing what they would otherwise do. If I am wrong, fine, tell me, and I would be happy to do something else. But you had better find a deterrent, or you will find an attack.”
A case of very back to front logic. However, it is perturbing coming from a would be presidential candidate and long standing member of congress. Although perhaps not entirely surprising or unexpected.
He also claims to be both pro LIFE as well as pro GUN, which seems to be another minor inconsistency. (er, guns suck the life right outta ya)
P.S. In case you were wondering the US State Department had condemned the comments by Tancredo as “absolutely outrageous and reprehensible”.
Just got back from appearing with the delightful Gloria Hunniford on Heaven and Earth on BBC1. She really is most charming. She was very taken with my skirt! (which, by the way, I have been stopped in the street and asked about). I was on the discussion panel on this show which deals with religious and spiritual matters from all walks for life, with Richard Schoch and the (in) famous Roy Hattersley, who was on good form.