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Mar 24, 2004 9:08 am

It's Not the First Time

I am amused that Israel’s supporters are upset that the late Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the Hamas founder assassinated the other day by Israeli forces, is described in media reports as a “spiritual leader,” rather than as a terrorist leader. What’s the problem? It's not the first time a spiritual leader was responsible for fomenting mayhem and murder.

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