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From a good clergy friend of mine in Michigan, whom I was unable to reach by phone for an inquiry concerning its original source, I received a list of 13 questions via e-mail.

Originally this list contained multiple-choice answers to each question. But the majority of those choices were humorous, I include the one correct answer to each of these 13 questions.

1) In 1968, Sen. Robert Kennedy was shot and killed by:

Answer: A Muslim, male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

2) In 1972 at the Olympics in Munich, Germany, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3) In 1979, the U.S embassy in Iran was taken over by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4) During the 1980s, a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5) In 1983, U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut were blown up by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6) In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year-old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7) In 1985, TWA Flight 847 was hijacked in Athens, and a U.S. Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

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8) In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9) In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10) In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11) On Sept. 11, 2001, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Center. Of the remaining two, one crashed into the U.S. Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12) In 2002, the U.S. fought a war in Afghanistan against:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13) In 2002, reported Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:

Answer: Muslim, male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

Footnote: At Fort Hood, Texas, another Muslim, 39, killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.

My friend added the following conclusion:

“No, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent upon killing us, airport-security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identifications, Secret Service agents who are members of the president’s security detail, 85-year-old congressmen with metal hips and Medal of Honor winner and former South Dakota Gov. Joe Foss. However, they must leave Muslim males between the ages of 17 and 40 alone – lest they be guilty of profiling.”

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