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2004-05-29  

Deport Hamza.

Do it. Do it.

That wouldn't be the Independent's view in the link above, however. He is a "political pawn". Count how many times Hamza the Hook is referred to as "the British citizen".

Now: Just what is it about old ranches in desolate eastern Oregon that attracts terrorist training camps and free-love ashrams? As an Oregonian I am naturally curious about this.

Remember the Baghwan Shree Rajneesh? Way back in the early 80s he escaped some legal trouble in India by buying up a ranch in Oregon and moving over his collection of Rollers and staff of heavies. He had a great stocking cap collection, too.

Pretty soon thousands of people from all over the world who'd never been laid joined the movement and made their way to the Rajneeshi ranch in Oregon and the promise of perks like a different sex partner every night. (Seinfeld was ruminating about the percentage of the population that could be considered datable. "Have you been to the Motor Vehicles Bureau lately?" This is how I think of Rajneesh ashram.) I remember being in a Heathrow departure lounge about that time and looking out at a sea of saffron colored clothing. All different nationalities, all going to the Rajneeshi ranch in Oregon, all about as appealing as the sort of folk you'd meet at 3:30 a.m. in the Port Authority in New York.

Free love mega-communes and al-Qaeda training camps in the Oregon outback - anything in common? Well,
(...) the only known successful use of biological weapons in the United States was by the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh cult in 1984. The group contaminated salad bars in 10 restaurants in The Dalles, Ore., with Salmonella Typhimurium, causing several hundred people to become ill.

Just goes to show.

Steve | 01:37 |
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