September 15, 2006, - 7:06 pm

Weekend Read: Memo to Bin Laden From the Philadelphia Cell

By Debbie Schlussel
Michael Smerconish, who I think is one of the best political columnists in America and is a New York Times best selling author (on whose morning radio show on WPHT in Philadelphia I often appear), wrote a great piece for his latest Philadelphia Inquirer column. Even though it’s about the weak war on terror, it’s got football, golf, Anna Nicole Smith, Jerry Springer, and even Baby Suri. You’ve got to read it.
Here’s an excerpt:

Memo
Date: 9/11/06
To: UBL
From: Philadelphia Cell
Allah Akbar, God is Great!
Greetings from the City of Brotherly Love, honorable Sheik, on the fifth anniversary of our great success against the Infidels. Your words are again proving to be correct. The enemy is not worthy. They really are the Google-glorifying, Blackberry-addicted, lap-dance loving, Starbucks-sucking, Gap-obsessed sectarians you believe them to be.
They have the attention span of young goats and lack any resolve to fight you on your terms.
Praise be to God, on Sunday night, no less than the so-called American Broadcasting Co. televised something called a “docudrama” about our success. Your embarrassment of the elected officials in two administrations caused great controversy. Despite the attention, only 13 million Americans watched, while 20 million tuned in to a football game.

Read the whole thing.

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Allahu Akbar actually means “God is greater” in reference to all other Gods.
Allahu Akbar is a shortened form of the Arabic phrase Allahu Akbar min kulli shay, which means “God is greater than everything.”

Andy from Beaverton on September 17, 2006 at 9:45 pm

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