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Arabist & Islamist?

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Submitted by Anon (United States), Aug 17, 2007 at 23:12

... What is wrong with teaching Muslims their own religion, i.e. Islamist teachings? And "Arabist"... the word "Arab" refers to a culture and ethnic group. That's like saying Jews should not teach their children their Jewish culture....

Look, I understand people are afraid and paranoid, but ... rather than feed that fear and paranoia why don't we engage in a discussion with Muslims. Trust me Muslims are not a different breed of animals, they are human beings who bleed, who have feelings and have reasonable sets of morals and principles... Attacking a religion that more than 1/6th of the world's population believes in is not going to get us anywhere as citizens of this planet...

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