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There’s Really No Fourth Amendment in Sharia

A group of not-so-friendly moderates in Brooklyn detains a writer for taking photos of one of the Blind Sheikh’s old haunts, a mosque in Brooklyn where they do a lot of talking about that, er, internal struggle for personal betterment.  (See hereherehere, herehere, here and here if you missed the “Don’t Say the J-Word” thread that began last Friday.)  As I recount in Willful Blindness — A Memoir of the Jihad, this sort of thing does happen.

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