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Well Said!

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Sep 13, 2007 at 10:31

Thanks. Very well said. It's a true pity that the use of "words" like "rights" are just used as that -- as a meaningless banner -- a slogan on a shirt to display their dissatisfaction with ... I don't even believe they know.

When at Reut Cohen's blog (reutrcohen.blogspot.com) I first saw the videos of the "Malik" diatribe at the Anti-Israel Week hate fest at UC Irvine in January of 07, I went into shock for days. I had no idea this was going on at our campuses.

Actually, it was my first time to experience or see anything of that vile a nature here in the US. This should be exposed. The general public doesn't know. In one of them, he reads a list of the names of many Jewish owners of businesses in the US in order to "prove" that the US has been "taken over" and is "run" by evil Jews.

He goes on to "accuse" Rupert Murcoch of having a Jewish mother. This "Malik" is apparently not just anyone. He's some kind of "leader." And, clearly, it's not just about Israel and Jews. If the general public was more aware of what was really going on -- in the name of free speech -- there'd be more of a movement to counter. At the very least -- a lot of parents would make a difference by being very careful about where they send their kids to college -- which would get a message to the Universities. But the press just ignores it ... and the young Muslims hear little, or at least, little that reaches them, to contradict it.

Yesterday, Reut posted a video of a young man giving his point of view to his home recorder. I bookmarked it and labeled it "the Face of Ignorance." He looks like a very normal kid. Soft spoken. Even polite. He then proceeds to mouth, in that soft spoken, polite manner, vile hatred that he robot-like copies from "Malik" without having any understanding or knowledge of what he's talking about or the true meaning of its implications.

How is it possible that young American Muslims can be so blind to the consequences of what they profess to be calling for? I don't believe the majority of the "Got Rights?" T-shirt wearing type of kids have any idea or vision of what living under Sharia law would be like.

I like what you wrote. I think you should print it up in large print, have thousands of copies made and have it handed out at all universities. It might have an effect on some who don't deliberately choose ignorance.

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