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Originally posted by Rasputin13
When I posted this story I in no way meant to insinuate or state that Newsweek is responsible for the hatred towards America.
I know our nation has a long history of meddling in global affairs, sometimes for the better
PS- This was my first contribution to ATSNN. Within minutes of posting it, I started receiving U2U's about members voting "NO" for my story.
Originally posted by ChemicalLaser
Originall posted by Jamuhn
Rasputin, I think people got confused cause someone posted this story after you did. If not, I'm not sure why, I voted for it, I know I always like hearing about protests against Bush.
"We in principle don't reject anyone's visit to the Al Aqsa Mosque (compound), but we see in the visit of Mrs. Bush an attempt to whitewash the face of the United States, after the crimes that the American interrogators had committed when they desecrated the Quran,"
Originally posted by Jamuhn
The newsweek article did not spark the hostility towards the US in the Middle East. I hope I really do not have to explain that people in the Middle East and all over the world have been hostile towards the US for a long time. I really don't know what else to say about that. I just think it's silly to attribute all the tension in the Middle East to some article in Newsweek.
Originally posted by Rasputin13
When I posted this story I in no way meant to insinuate or state that Newsweek is responsible for the hatred towards America. I understand the reputation we have earned in the Middle East and throughout the world. What I was imlpying is that the Newsweek article is what inspired the latest outbreak of protests in places like Afghanistan. The Newsweek article is also the reason for one of the protests against Mrs. Bush in Jericho. The people were protesting over the alleged desecration of the Koran, which was reported to them by Newsweek magazine, originally. Newsweek is in no way responsible for any previous negative opinion of or protest against the US and/or its government representatives.
I know our nation has a long history of meddling in global affairs, sometimes for the better, but sometimes for the worse. I understand that the hatred some have for our nation goes back, in some instances, over a century.
PS- This was my first contribution to ATSNN. Within minutes of posting it, I started receiving U2U's about members voting "NO" for my story. Some said it was already reported here. Some said I had incorrect grammar/spelling in the title. I just don't get it. I couldn't find this story anywhere in the ATSNN headlines. I've read my title a hundred times and fail to see any grammar or spelling error(s) in it. It's the negative posts and "no" votes by some here on ATS that really turn people off. I'm a brand new contributor, which anyone can see by looking under my screen name. God forbid someone cut me some slack. Instead people who have no lives get their rocks off by criticising the submissions of others. It really makes me think twice about submitting another article in the future and trying to better this community that we have here.
[edit on 22-5-2005 by Rasputin13]