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In League with Osama

Christian missionaries in Uzbekistan are repotedly in league with Osama bin Laden. Meanwhile Skinheads for Israel will hold a friendship rally at the Hooters in Mecca.

James S. Robbins — James S. Robbins is a political commentator for National Review and USA Today and is senior fellow for national security affairs on the American Foreign Policy Council. He is a ...

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