It is not Yates who is on trial here, but our system of justice. It seems the oppression of women by religious fundamentalists has found a home in Christianity as well as Islam and Judaism. 
--Julio Noboa
"Yates had many accomplices"
San Antonio Express-News, March 3, 2002
Between fear and political correctness, it's not possible to say anything other than sugary nonsense about Islam. 
--Unnamed scholar at American University 
New York Times, March 2, 2002
Just a month ago, the Pope led 200 religious leaders from round the world in prayers for peace. . . . And yet a month on, peace seems as elusive as ever. 
--Giles Wilson
"Does Prayer Work?"
BBC News Online, March 1, 2002
Can the attorney general be trusted to protect the rights of those whose spiritual life rests outside of the Judeo-Christian tradition when he has excluded them from the ranks of civilized people? Not to split angels on the head of a pin here--or to restrict Ashcroft's hearty expressions of his Pentecostal faith as manifested in his daily prayer meetings at Justice--but it is alarming when he defines his job in religious terms: "The guarding of freedom that God grants is the noble charge of the Department of Justice." What hooey! 
--Robert Sheer
"What's God Got to Do with it?"
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 26, 2002
How will we protect civil liberties in a war without end? 
--Anthony Lewis
"Taking Our Liberties"
New York Times, March 9, 2002
I know Cardinal Law to be a man of integrity. I respect him a lot. 
--George W. Bush
Press conference, March 13, 2002
We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too. Otherwise they will turn out to be outright traitors. 
--Ann Coulter
Conservative Political Action Conference
Atlanta Journal Constitution, Feb. 14, 2002

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