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[Pickens and his aides] say they discussed whether using the Arabic lettering might be viewed as incendiary or offensive, but concluded that any added attention would be good for the cause.
"We're infidels with most of these people and they have no use for us," the 81-year-old oilman said in an interview on the way to a speech [in Dallas] recently. "We're getting more and more dependent on the wrong people."