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in response to reader comment: Muslims and ‘other' peoples of conscience. . .

Submitted by SS (Canada), Oct 3, 2007 at 18:48

TheWayItIs

I see - so we should not - or at least try not, to paint ourselves in a subservient light - with our own words.

IE - we are not - non-Muslims - we are Americans, Westerners, Canadians, Europeans, Australians etc.

OK - then we need a better term because Westerners does not cover them all and typing out all of the above is too long. Human Beings is to generic - because by definition it includes Muslims - their is no sound of official counter side to Human Beings.

Their is also something to be said for inciting anger in people by lighting words of fire in their hearts. If they believe we are losing or are being painted in a bad light - it will cause them to rise up? Perhaps not.

Bottom line is - not enough "Human Beings" are angry enough to do something about this Islamic threat - yet. Anything that can be done to get "Human Beings" that do not see the light on Islamism - to come on board - is a good thing.

Good point however. Well taken. But in some cases things must be twisted to fit the groove.

SS

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