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Video evidence of Muslim crucifixion in Yemen

On August 20, 2012, I did a post on a WND report that the radical Muslim group Muslim Brotherhood (MB) executing Christians and opponents of Egypt’s new MB president, Muhammad Morsi, by crucifying them to death.

Immediately after I published that post, comments appeared on FOTM dismissing the WND report — the sources of which were Arabic TV and print sources from the Middle East! — and hinting that the Jews (Israel) concocted the story. The skeptics demanded to see visual evidence of photos or videos of the crucifixion.

Well, we now have the visual evidence, from Yemen. WARNING: It’s graphic.

Michael Carl reports for WND, Aug. 29, 2012:

There’s shocking new evidence from the Middle East of crucifixion by Muslims, this time of a “spy” in Yemen who allegedly was accused of U.S. sympathies.

WND recently confirmed a Sky News Arabia report of the crucifixion of dissidents in Egypt.

According to a report by Lebanon Today translated into English, the Yemeni jihadist group Ansar al-Shariah took control of the Azzan area of Yemen and imposed Islamic law, or Shariah. In the process, the group crucified three men, accusing them of being agents for the U.S. The executions reportedly took place several months ago.

Former PLO operative turned terrorism analyst Walid Shoebat says the inscription in the photo of one of the victims reads, “He was crucified for three days in accordance to Shariah.” Shoebat says Lebanon Today reported the group carried out the Shariah-prescribed penalties, explaining the multiple executions were retribution for passing information to U.S. forces to carry out attacks by pilot-less drones.

According to Shoebat’s translation, the report said:

“One they nicknamed ‘Captain’ was executed by crucifixion for three days at the entrance to the city of Jaar in the Abyan province, to be viewed by passersby entering and leaving the city. Two Saudis and a Yemeni were also executed by the sword at dawn at the hands of Ansar al-Shariah, and [the terrorists] absolved [a] fourth defendant from execution for his young age. A leader in Ansar al-Islam claimed that these who were executed belong to the province of Marib, [and were executied] for planting trackers on cars that belong to al-Qaida leaders to be targeted by the drones.”

According to Shoebat, the article said an analyst in the region claimed the crucifixions are “something new.” The report said:

“One researcher, Saeed Obaid Elaf, said that, ‘The incidents of these executions never occurred previously in Yemen but follows the sequence of events which occurred previously in Afghanistan and Iraq [where] … Islam is the religion of the state. In Iraq these [terrorists] see Iraq as the Islamic State of Iraq. ‘In Afghanistan, the ones who receive this type of executions are those who are considered spies. But in Yemen this is the first time we have seen such phenomenon, which has become a natural thing now because al-Qaida now exercises the powers of the state and it’s natural that it carries out such executions.”

Besides the image of the Yemeni brutality (see below), video has been posted online of the punishment.

The caption to the video explained it was a “spy who was executed by extremists for placing sensors in militant’s cars to direct U.S. attacks on them. This occurred during the recent Yemeni revolution to oust the long serving president, when extremists took advantage of the lapse in security as the former president diverted his attention to fighting the revolution instead of extremists.”

Shoebat said his sources confirmed there had been eight executions about the same time, including three by crucifixion and another five by beheading.

Read the rest of Michael Carl’s article here.

Here’s the video (WARNING: The images in the video are extremely graphic. View with caution.):

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If YouTube removes the video, go to the WND article to watch the video. Here are three screen shots I took from the video:

H/t FOTM’s Miss Maziel.

~Eowyn

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About That "Peaceful" Religion of Islam


Via cnn.com:

UK journalist assaulted in Tahrir Square: ‘Please make it stop’

From Dan Rivers, CNN
updated 5:53 PM EDT, Thu June 28, 2012
Cairo (CNN) — Amid the celebrations that greeted the declaration of a winner in Egypt’s first freely elected presidential vote, a British student journalist was being sexually assaulted by a mob in Tahrir Square.
Natasha Smith recounted the experience on her blog and in an interview with CNN. Smith, who has since left Egypt, wrote that the moving demonstrations of freedom turned to horror “in a split second” when dozens of frenzied men dragged her away from two male companions and began to grope her “with increasing force and aggression.”
“Men started ripping off all my clothes,” she told CNN. “First of all, it was my skirt, and that just went straight away, and I didn’t even feel my underwear being removed. Then my shoes went and clothes on my upper half were just being ripped off me, and that was quite painful.”
During the assault, “I was just in this weird, detached state of mind, and I just kept saying, ‘Please God, please make it stop. Please, God, make it stop.’ ”
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Her experience echoes the assaults faced by two prominent female reporters, CBS News correspondent Lara Logan and Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy, who has said her attackers were officers at a police station. One of Smith’s friends, Callum Paton, told CNN the mob dragged Smith naked across the ground before another group of men stepped in to protect her.
You can read the rest here.
And I am just sure the “moderate” Islamists will be taking to the streets to protest this hideous assault any minute now.
Right.
-Dave 
(h/t: Drudge)

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Muslim clerics issue "Adult Breastfeeding" fatwa

What would you say if I told you that women in America are told that, if they want to work outside their homes, they must breastfeed their male co-workers?
Yes, I’m serious: Adult women are to breastfeed adult men who are not their sons. (Never mind the fact that women breastfeeding adults sons is itself a repugnant thought.)
But that’s exactly what fatwas (legal decrees) issued by clerics of that Religion of Peace and Reason and Enlightenment and Human Decency are saying.
Barenakedislam reports on April 16, 2012, that this absurdity began in May 2007, when a Dr. Izzat Atiya, the chair of the Department of Hadith at Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, issued a fatwa saying that female workers should “breastfeed” their male co-workers “directly from her breast at least five times” in order to work in each other’s company.
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The great and wise Dr. Atiya based his fatwa on a hadith—a documented saying or doing of Islam’s prophet Muhammad and subsequently one of Sharia law’s sources of jurisprudence. 

The breastfeeding subject was revisited three years later in 2010, when a high-ranking Saudi, Sheikh Abdul Mohsin al-Abaican issued a fatwa confirming that “women could give their milk to men to establish a degree of maternal relations and get around a strict religious ban on mixing between unrelated men and women.”
The new fatwa, however, differed slightly from Dr. Atiya’s, insisting that “the man should take the milk, but not directly from the breast of the woman. He should drink it [from a cup] and then [he] becomes a relative of the family, a fact that allows him to come in contact with the women without breaking Islam’s rules about mixing.”
Two years later, adult breastfeeding once again raises its ugly head, but now it pertains to a wife breastfeeding her husband.
A report titled “Kuwaiti Activists: Husband Breastfeeding from Wife not Prohibited,” published earlier this month by Arabic RT (see also Garaa News) opens by announcing that “The adult breastfeeding fatwa has returned once again to the spotlight, after Kuwaiti Islamic activists supported the adult breastfeeding fatwa issued by the Egyptian Salafi, Sheikh Jamal al-Murakbi [different from Al Azhar’s Sheikh Atiya].  This time around, the Kuwaitis examined the adult breastfeeding fatwa in the context of relations between a man and his wife.”
The mental images conjured by this insanity are too horrible for a Wednesday morning.

Oh, the horror! The Horror!

H/t beloved fellow GrouchyFogie.
~Eowyn

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Tunisia: Another MidEast Country Falls to Radical Islam


“You shall know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:16)
The much-trumpeted Arab Spring is shaping up to be an Arab Winter.
In the liberated Egypt and Libya, Sharia law will rule. Now, Islamic radicals have claimed victory in the first democratic election of Libya’s neighbor, Tunisia.

Tunisia was the birth-place of “Arab Spring” when Mohamed Bouazizi, a vegetable seller in a provincial town, set fire to himself in protest at poverty and government repression. His action provoked a wave of protests which, weeks later, forced autocratic president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to flee to Saudi Arabia.
The revolution in Tunisia, a former French colony, inspired uprisings which forced out entrenched leaders in Egypt and Libya, and convulsed Yemen and Syria — re-shaping the political landscape of the Middle East.

The Associated Press reports, Oct. 24, 2011, that Islamists on Monday claimed victory in Tunisia’s first democratic election, sending a message to other states in the region that long-sidelined Islamists are challenging for power after the “Arab Spring.” Official results from Sunday’s vote have not been announced, but the Ennahda party said its workers had tallied the figures from results posted at polling stations around the country.

“The first confirmed results show that Ennahda has obtained first place,” campaign manager Abdelhamid Jlazzi said outside party headquarters in the center of the Tunisian capital.
As he spoke, a crowd of people in the street shouted “Allahu Akbar!” or “God is great!” Other people started singing the Tunisian national anthem.
Mindful that some people in Tunisia and elsewhere see Islamists as a threat to modern, liberal values, the party official stressed Ennahda would wield its power in a responsible and inclusive way.
“We will spare no effort to create a stable political alliance in the constituent assembly. We reassure the investors and international economic partners,” Jlazzi said.
Even if its victory is confirmed when official results from the vote — the first democratic election in Tunisia’s history — are released, Ennahda will still have to share power with other, secularist parties.
Sunday’s vote was for an assembly which will sit for one year to draft a new constitution. It will also appoint a new interim president and government to run the country until fresh elections late next year or early in 2013.
Ennahda is led by Rachid Ghannouchi, a scholar who was forced into exile in Britain for 22 years because of harassment by Ben Ali’s police. He is at pains to stress his party will not enforce any code of morality on Tunisian society. He models his approach on the moderate Islamist of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
But the party’s resurgence is met with ambivalence by some people in Tunisia. The country’s strong secularist traditions go back to first post-independence President Habiba Bourguiba who called the hijab, or Islamic head scarf, an “odious rag.”
A crowd of about 50 people gathered late on Monday outside the offices of the electoral commission, demanding an investigation into what it said were irregularities committed by Ennahda.
A leading secularist challenger to Ennahda, the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) conceded defeat. It had warned voters that modern, liberal values would be threatened if the Islamists won. “The PDP respects the democratic game. The people gave their trust to those it considers worthy of that trust. We congratulate the winner and we will be in the ranks of the opposition,” a party statement sent to Reuters said.
Here’s what Wikipedia says about the Ennahda or Renaissance Party:

  • Although traditionally shaped by the thinking of radical Muslim ideologue Sayyid Qutb and Maududi, the party began to be described as “moderate Islamist” in the 1980s when it advocated democracy and a “Tunisian” form of Islamism recognizing political pluralism and a “dialogue” with the West.
  • Critics charge that one of Ennahda’s main leaders, named Rashid Al-Ghannushi, had a history of violence.
  • In the 1989 elections, the party was banned from participating. In 1991, President Ben Ali jailed 25,000 Ennahda activists. Ennahda militants attacked the ruling party headquarters killing one person and splashing acid in the faces of several others. The party was legalized on 1 March 2011.
  • The party is generally described as socially centrist with mild support for economic liberalism (free market). The party says it wants Islam in public life; that it will be more accommodating to other viewpoints such as closer relations with the West and greater economic freedom; and currently rejects radical Islamism as a form of governance for Tunisia.

~Eowyn

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The Fruits of Arab Spring


The term “Arab Spring” refers to a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Arab world, which began in Tunisia on December 18, 2010.
The most famous Arab Spring protests took place in Egypt, which began on January 25, 2011, and continued for 18 days, eventually bringing down the government of President Hosni Mubarak.
Obama expressed his approval of Arab Spring, saying this in his speech of May 19, 2011:

“Sometimes, in the course of history, the actions of ordinary citizens spark movements for change because they speak to a longing for freedom that has built up for years. […] For six months, we have witnessed an extraordinary change take place in the Middle East and North Africa. Square by square; town by town; country by country; the people have risen up to demand their basic human rights. Two leaders have stepped aside. More may follow. […] Those shouts of human dignity are being heard across the region. And through the moral force of non-violence, the people of the region have achieved more change in six months than terrorists have accomplished in decades.”

We are warned in Matthew 7:15-17 to “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits…[for] a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.”
Here are the fruits of the much-heralded Arab Spring:
On August 20, 2011, more than 2,000 angry Egyptians broke down barriers at Israel’s embassy in Cairo, burned Israeli flags, raised the Egyptian flag, and demanded that Israel’s ambassador be expelled.
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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu reports for Arutz Sheva, Aug. 21, 2011, that Egyptian police outside the embassy did not try to prevent the crowd from pulling down the Israeli flag from the embassy.

Egypt’s new provisional military regime had condemned Israel for the deaths of Egyptian soldiers during the IDF’s search and destroy operation of the terrorists who staged the sophisticated multi-pronged attack north of Eilat on Thursday. Israel said the terrorists crossed into Egyptian-controlled Sinai from Gaza and continued on to attack Israelis.
Egypt summoned the Israeli ambassador and said it is not enough for Israel to apologize. The regime’s cabinet said, “Egypt lays on Israel the political and legal responsibility for this incident, which constitutes a breach of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.”
Several eyewitnesses to Thursday’s attack said it appeared to them that Egyptian soldiers fired on Israelis, but this has not been confirmed by military officials. However, one of the terrorist attacks began under the noses of Egyptian soldiers in an observation post adjacent to the Israeli border.
Egypt claimed that the IDF killed three Egyptian police officers while chasing the terrorists inside Egyptian territory. The IDF said that its soldiers fired “toward the sources of fire” and did not aim at Egyptian soldiers.
In an e-mail to me, this blog’s regular commentator Anon wrote this most apt observation: “Now they have the freedom to get back to their favorite pastime: Hating Jews.”
Another e-correspondent of mine wrote: “If an embassy is not to be protected, we ought to leave Egypt – and take our ten figure foreign aid per annum with us.”

~Eowyn

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Wild Bill Lays It on the Line About Egypt and that Skinny Little Goofball in the White House

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~LTG

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Tax $$$ Paying for Mosques? Where's the Outrage?

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How Peaceful Is the United States?


There’s a neat website, the Institute of Economics and Peace’s Vision of Humanity, with a map of the world which gives the Global Peace Index (GPI) of countries. The lower the numerical GPI, the more peaceful the country. It’s an interactive map because you can put your cursor on any spot on the map and see the GPI of that country.
By “peace” is meant the “absence of violence.” The GPI is derived from a composite set of 5 indicators: violent crime, homicides, incarceration rates, policing, and availability of small arms.
Of the world’s 153 countries, the 10 most peaceful countries are:

  1. Iceland: 1.148 GPI score
  2. New Zealand: 1.279
  3. Japan: 1.287
  4. Denmark: 1.289
  5. Czech Republic: 1.320
  6. Austria: 1.337
  7. Finland: 1.353
  8. Canada: 1.355
  9. Norway: 1.356
  10. Slovenia: 1.358

The 10 least peaceful countries are:

  1. Somalia: 3.379
  2. Iraq: 3.296
  3. Sudan: 3.223
  4. Afghanistan: 3.212
  5. North Korea: 3.092
  6. Congo: 3.016
  7. Russia: 2.966
  8. Pakistan: 2.905
  9. Israel: 2.901
  10. Central African Republic: 2.869

Although peace in the United States has been on the increase, recording an 8% improvement since 1991, our country still ranks only in the middle of the world’s countries in peace and disorder, with a GPI rank of 82 (out of 153) and a GPI score of 2.063.
Even Greece and Egypt are judged more peaceful than the U.S.! Dspite Greece’s bankruptcy and anti-austerity riots, the country has a GPI rank of 65 and a GPI score of 1.947. And in spite of Egypt’s recent massive anti-government demonstrations, the country still scored a GPI rank of 73 and a score of 2.023.
The GPI study found that societies that are highly peaceful also perform exceptionally well in other ways. The most peaceful countries also have higher per capita income, higher levels of well-being, more freedom, perform better at sustainability, and appear to have a more equitable distribution of social spending. The study also found a positive correlation between peace and a collection of other factors — including access to basic services, education, health, and opportunity to succeed.
America’s GPI score will surely worsen, as our national debt piles up even more above the present $14+ trillion, government becomes increasingly insolvent, necessitating more cuts in spending and entitlement….
On the bright side, at least you’ll know which country to move to, if you have the means to bail out of the coming maelstrom.  [bitter laugh]
CLICK HERE for the GPI website.
~Eowyn

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Serious New Threat From Muslim Brudderhood

 

 
        
    


WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!

This morning the Muslim Brotherhood warned the United States that if  the United States meddling in the Middle East continued, they intend to cut off America’s supply of 7-11, and Motel 6 managers.

If this action does not yield sufficient results, cab drivers will be next, followed by Dell, AT&T, and AOL customer service reps.

Finally, if all else fails, they have threatened not to send us any more presidents, either.

It’s gonna get ugly, people.

~Steve~       A Big  H/T   The   I- Man  


Now That is some Hat


 
 
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U.S. Intelligence and Pentagon Clueless on Egypt

First it was our government’s intelligence agencies being caught surprised by the events in Egypt.
At a House Intelligence Committee hearing last Thursday, Feb. 10, CIA Director Leon Panetta told lawmakers “I have the same information you do.” Panetta then said he expected Egypt President Hosni Mubarak to step down soon, perhaps the next day. But the kick is this: Panetta based his prediction not on secret intelligence but on media broadcasts, the same information that you, I, and what CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric calls “the great unwashed middle of the country” have! 
Then, in the same House Intelligence Committee hearing, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper inspires even more confidence [sarcasm alert] when he admitted that the U. S. intelligence committee was surprised by the protesters in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen, but insists the same U.S. intelligence committee has been steadfast in monitoring events in the Middle East.
Now we are told that the Pentagon’s fancy-dancy computer models — which cost taxpayers $125 million for the last 3 years and are supposed to forecast political unrest — somehow failed to anticipate those same “events in the Middle East,” such as the huge demonstrations in Cairo which went on for almost 3 weeks and which succeeded in ousting a 30-year president dictator.
Way to go, CIA and Pentagon! Glad to know that, at a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and are on food stamps, taxpayers are pouring millions of dollars down rat holes.
~EowynPentagon’s Prediction Software Didn’t Spot Egypt Unrest

By Noah Shachtman – Wired – Feb 11, 2011 
In the last three years, America’s military and intelligence agencies have spent more than $125 million on computer models that are supposed to forecast political unrest. It’s the latest episode in Washington’s four-decade dalliance with future-spotting programs. But if any of these algorithms saw the upheaval in Egypt coming, the spooks and the generals are keeping the predictions very quiet.
Instead, the head of the CIA is getting hauled in front of Congress, making calls about Egypt’s future based on what he read in the press, and getting proven wrong hours later. Meanwhile, an array of Pentagon-backed social scientists, software engineers and computer modelers are working to assemble forecasting tools that are able to reliably pick up on geopolitical trends worldwide. It remains a distant goal.
All of our models are bad, some are less bad than others,” says Mark Abdollahian, a political scientist and executive at Sentia Group, which has built dozens of predictive models for government agencies. “We do better than human estimates, but not by much,” Abdollahian adds. “But think of this like Las Vegas. In blackjack, if you can do four percent better than the average, you’re making real money.” 
Over the past three years, the Office of the Secretary of Defense has handed out $90 million to more than 50 research labs to assemble some basic tools, theories and processes than might one day produce a more predictable prediction system. None are expected to result in the digital equivalent of crystal balls any time soon.
In the near term, Pentagon insiders say, the most promising forecasting effort comes out of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. And even the results from this Darpa-funded Integrated Crisis Early Warning System (ICEWS) have been imperfect, at best. ICEWS modelers were able to forecast four of 16 rebellions, political upheavals and incidents of ethnic violence to the quarter in which they occurred. Nine of the 16 events were predicted within the year, according to a 2010 journal article [.pdf] from Sean O’Brien, ICEWS’ program manager at Darpa.
Darpa spent $38 million on the program, and is now working with Lockheed and the United States Pacific Command to make the model a more permanent component of the military’s planning process. There are no plans, at the moment, to use ICEWS for forecasting in the Middle East.
ICEWS is only the latest in a long, long series of prediction programs to come out of the Pentagon’s way-out research shop. Back in the early 1980s, products from a Darpa crisis-warning system program allegedly filled President Reagan’s daily intelligence briefing, with uncertain results. In the late ’80s, analyst Bruce Bueno de Mesquita began his modeling work. According to The New York Times Magazine, Bueno de Mesquita picked Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini’s successor five years ahead of time, and forecast Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s ouster — to the month.
One former CIA analyst claims that Bueno de Mesquita was “accurate 90 percent of the time.” It’s an assertion that no one — inside the government or out — has independently verified. Perhaps someone at the CIA really is relying on the model, and it really is that good. That hasn’t stopped the agency from swinging and missing for decades on Middle East intelligence estimates.
In 2002, the military’s National Defense University began tapping Abdollahian and his “Senturion predictive political simulation model” to forecast unfolding events in Iraq. According to Abdollahian, the model accurately predicted that Bush administration favorite Ahmed Chalabi would prove to be a lousy ally, and that both Sunni and Shi’ite insurgencies would grow to seriously challenge U.S. forces.
Both Abdollahian and Bueno de Mesquita take a similar approach to the prediction game. They interview lots and lots of experts about the key players in a given field. Then they program software agents to replicate the behavior of those players. Finally, they let the agents loose, to see what they’ll do next. The method is useful, but limited. For every new situation, the modelers have to interview new experts, and program new agents.
A second approach is to look at the big social, economic and demographic forces at work in a region — the average age, the degree of political freedom, the gross domestic product per capita — and predict accordingly. This “macro-structural” approach can be helpful in figuring out long-term trends, and forecasting general levels of instability; O’Brien relied on it heavily, when he worked for the Army. For spotting specific events, however, it’s not enough.
The third method is to read the news. Or rather, to have algorithms read it. There are plenty of programs now in place that can parse media reports, tease out who is doing what to whom, and then put it all into a database. Grab enough of this so-called “event data” about the past and present, the modelers say, and you can make calls about the future. Essentially, that’s the promise of Recorded Future, the web-scouring startup backed by the investment arms of Google and the CIA.
But, of course, news reports are notoriously spotty, especially from a conflict zone. It’s one of the reasons why physicist Sean Gourley’s much heralded, tidy-looking equation to explain the chaos of war failed to impress in military circles. Relying on media accounts, it was unable to forecast the outcome of the 2007 military surge in Iraq.
ICEWS is an attempt to combine all three approaches, and ground predictions in social science theory, not just best guesses. In a preliminary test, the program was fed event data about Pacific nations from 2004 and 2005. Then the software was asked to predict when and where insurrections, international crises and domestic unrest would occur. Correctly calling nine of 16 events within the year they happened was considered hot stuff in the modeling world.
But it doesn’t even meet the threshold that O’Brien, the Darpa program manager and long-time military social scientist, set for strong models. If “we cannot correctly predict over 90% of the cases with which our model is concerned,” he writes, “then we have little basis to assert our understanding of a phenomenon, never mind our ability to explain it.”
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