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Once Again, AP Downplays Terror

Ok, let’s lay this out.

  1. Pakistan arrests 5 who are accused of planning a terror attack
  2. They justify their actions through religion, saying “We are jihadists, and jihad is not terrorism”
  3. They intended to head to Afghanistan to “help their Muslim brothers who are in trouble”

So, they don’t deny going to Afghanistan to help fight and they use Islam to justify jihad as acceptable and not terrorism.

So, how does the AP report it?

Americans detained in Pakistan deny terror plans

Think on that for a bit.  They denied their plans were terror, not that they were going to do them.

“We are not terrorists,” Ramy Zamzam told The Associated Press as he entered the courtroom. “We are jihadists, and jihad is not terrorism.”

Five Americans detained in Pakistan denied Monday they planned to carry out terrorist attacks, as a court granted police two weeks to prepare terrorism charges against them, their defense lawyer said.

The men, aged 19 to 25, denied they had ties with al-Qaida or other militant groups during a court appearance Monday in Sargodha, said their attorney, Ameer Abdullah Rokri.

“They told the court that they did not have any plan to carry out any terrorist act inside or outside Pakistan,” said Rokri. “They said that they only intended to travel to Afghanistan to help their Muslim brothers who are in trouble, who are bleeding and who are being victimized by Western forces.”

Rokri did not say whether the men planned to fight coalition troops in Afghanistan or simply provide humanitarian assistance. But one of the men indicated they had planned to wage holy war.

Virginia Muslims: “We are jihadists, and jihad is not terrorism” – Atlas Shrugs

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