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John Walker: Now coming to a magazine article near you.(10 posts)

John Walker: Now coming to a magazine article near you.Me Dot Org
Dec 3, 2001 11:10 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/12/02/ret.american.taliban/index.html

This is one of those stories that really piques your interest. How does a young man make the transition from suburban life to Taliban fighter? (Ironically, the name John Walker is also the name of famous Navy Spy for the KGB).

He supposedly read The Autobiography of Malcom X a few years ago and decided to become a Muslim. (Malcom X started as a Black Muslim but became disenchanted with the teachings of Elijah Mohammed). Anyway, I think it is fascinating that someone could make the transition in their live that he made.
re: John Walker: Now coming to a magazine article near you.Bicycle Bill
Dec 4, 2001 2:29 AM
He's only a kid, 20 years old. I guess he was looking for some meaning in his life and found Islam, only problem was Islam was hijacked and perverted into the Taliban. The question now is what do we do with him. Did he void his citizenship when he joined the army of a foriegn country? It's a tough question, as a christian I want to hate the crime not the man but this is a hard one, a lot depends on his attitude. Is it right to punish someone for his convictions? He did take up arms against the U.S.
I say cut his F'n throatbike_junkie
Dec 4, 2001 6:00 AM
And watch him die. He's a traitor and supports the attacks in years past by militant muslim groups such as Al Qaeda. He is anti-American and no different than the rest of the enemy. A good boy my a**
I say cut his F'n throatguido
Dec 4, 2001 12:35 PM
Yeah, bubba.

Wars used to be fought by kings and their subjects, always over territory. But today, we have terrorist groups aligned only by ideology, full of hatred for an opposing belief structure or spiritual identity, which isn't anything concrete, like territory.

This war will not be won or lost by killing the enemy. For one thing, they want to die in glorious battle. The sooner we realize that physical destruction won't conquer this evil, the quicker it will go away.
And how does this post relate to cycling?cyclinseth
Dec 4, 2001 6:47 AM
There is a non-cycling message board elsewhere on this site. Please use it.
You're right - sorry!Me Dot Org
Dec 4, 2001 8:13 AM
Last night I had a browser window open for General Discussion and another open for the Non-Cycling Discussion. I posted in the wrong one. Sorry.
Oh, I'm sorry too, man. I'm always doing stupid things too ....cyclinseth
Dec 4, 2001 8:18 AM
I hope my post didn't sound to harsh.
You're not sorry, just rude...Bicycle Bill
Dec 4, 2001 4:15 PM
...I think about this sh t while I'm riding, that's how it relates to cycling.
Gregg, can we get this thread over to the non-cycling forumcyclinseth
Dec 5, 2001 5:58 AM
The latest spin is...Lone Gunman
Dec 4, 2001 5:42 PM
I saw on the news I believe it was Walker's father said "he wasn't fighting the US Military, he was fighting the Northern Alliance as a Taliban" or something to that effect. Laughable!!