Osama would love to kill millions of Americans — he has said so. We should be listening to the stated goals of our enemies, and supporting elected officials who keep their eye on those unpleasant facts.
In a more direct confrontation with an enemy of America during a campaign Q&A in New Hampshire, Tancredo did not take any guff from an civilization-hating Islamist.
"I speak the same language as the people that flew into the towers; I speak the same language as all the Iraqis we are killing; I speak many languages, and I'm proud of it," said Siham Elhamoumi, 22, who recently graduated from St. Michael's College in Vermont and traveled to the event with a group from the college. "Am I the enemy?" Elhamoumi then pulled her shawl over her head, so it covered her hair. "Am I the enemy if I do this?"The correct response from any normal person would have been, "Of course not." But the heckler outed herself with her non-reply as a pro-jihad snake.
"Do you take us for idiots, for people who have no appreciation of our history?" she asked. "Perhaps you don't have an understanding of your country right now, of its composition."
Tancredo repeatedly broke in, asking Elhamoumi to pose a question. He finally asked her a question of his own: "Do you believe that we should replace the Constitution with Sharia law?"
"That is below me," Elhamoumi replied. "Do not belittle people's opinions and people's beliefs and people's religions. Do not put one religion above the other." [Tancredo wants one tongue Concord Monitor 11/18/07]
Further, when she said "our" history, she was obviously referring to Islam, not America. She is here to conquer and colonize as part of the Islamist movement for a worldwide authoritarian caliphate, not assimilate to American values.