To Kill an American...

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    > You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was
    > actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a
    > newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any
    > American.
    >
    > So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let
    > everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found
    > one. (Good one, mate!!!!)
    > "An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German,
    > Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian,
    > Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian,
    > Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.
    > An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot,
    > Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native
    > Americans.
    > An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or
    > Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in
    > Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to
    > worship as each of them chooses.
    > An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will
    > answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to
    > speak for the government and for God.
    > An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the
    > world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of
    > Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to
    > the pursuit of happiness.
    > An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every
    > other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in
    > return.
    > When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago,
    > Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back
    > their country!
    > As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any
    > other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of
    > everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the
    > best
    > food, the best services. But they also welcome the least.
    > The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty , welcomes
    > your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores,
    > the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built
    > America. Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of
    > September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families.
    > It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at
    > least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including
    > those that aided and abetted the terrorists.
    > So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did
    > General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty
    > tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing
    > yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a
    > particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of
    > freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American,
    > too.
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