Monday, July 18, 2005

Now Here's a Movie Idea: Bomb Mecca! Congressman suggests way to retaliate for nuclear terror ...

I pray this never happens, but I've thought for a couple years now that it would make a VERY volatile FILM:

Let's say, that in 2021, a group of 30-something "Christian" radical right-wing extremists insanely effected by 9/11 (maybe one or two of them lost his (or her) mother or father in the tragedy) and Islamic extremism decide to hatch a plot to crash an airliner loaded with a Nuke into Makkah (not Mecca, I just learned) during Ramadan...


The Jawa Report discusses this sensitive subject here and has thus ignited some very incendiary comments.

Thanks to Ms. Malkin for bringing my attention to this loose-lipped congressman: - Congressman suggests way to retaliate�for nuclear terror - Jul 18, 2005: "Congressman suggests way to retaliate for nuclear terror
Spokesman: Tancredo was speaking hypothetically

Monday, July 18, 2005; Posted: 12:44 p.m. EDT (16:44 GMT)"

DENVER, Colorado (AP) -- A Colorado congressman told a radio show host that the U.S. could "take out" Islamic holy sites if Muslim fundamentalist terrorists attacked the country with nuclear weapons.

Rep. Tom Tancredo made his remarks Friday on WFLA-AM in Orlando, Florida. His spokesman stressed he was only speaking hypothetically.

Talk show host Pat Campbell asked the Littleton Republican how the country should respond if terrorists struck several U.S. cities with nuclear weapons.

"Well, what if you said something like -- if this happens in the United States, and we determine that it is the result of extremist, fundamentalist Muslims, you know, you could take out their holy sites," Tancredo answered.

"You're talking about bombing Mecca," Campbell said.

"Yeah," Tancredo responded.

The congressman later said he was "just throwing out some ideas" and that an "ultimate threat" might have to be met with an "ultimate response."

Spokesman Will Adams said Sunday the four-term congressman doesn't support threatening holy Islamic sites but that Tancredo was grappling with the hypothetical situation of a terrorist strike deadlier than the September 11, 2001, attacks.

"We have an enemy with no uniform, no state, who looks like you and me and only emerges right before an attack. How do we go after someone like that?" Adams said.

"What is near and dear to them? They're willing to sacrifice everything in this world for the next one. What is the pressure point that would deter them from their murderous impulses?" he said.

Tancredo is known in the House for his tough stand on immigration.

Mohammad Noorzai, coordinator of the Colorado Muslim Council and a native of Afghanistan, said Tancredo's remarks were radical and unrepresentative but that people in Tancredo's position need to watch their words when it comes to sacred religious sites and texts.

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed."

Will Hollywood ever have the balls to make such a film, I doubt it; the stupidity maybe, but not the balls. You see, it would serve to show that ALL terrorists are human shitbags, not just Christian ones, this is something Hollywood is deathly afraid of doing. Pussies!