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Why don't we try to understand Buddhism

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Submitted by Rachel Garber (United States), Nov 25, 2007 at 20:05

The thing that really puzzles me is this fantasy of A M Delacambre's book is the idea that Muslim's want to be understood. They don't want to be understood, they want to impose Muslim law on the whole world. In her excellent book, Because They Hate, Brigitte Gabriel details at great length, the desire of the Muslim world to dominate the West.

I live in a neighborhood with a large population who were originally from Southeast Asia, Cambodians, Vietnamese, and Laotian. Their primary religion is Buddhism. I can tell you that I and most of my non-Asian neighbors know nothing about Buddhism. In fact, I would say most of the Philadelphia population knows nothing about Buddhism.

I have yet to see or hear any Buddhist wishing to impose their religion on non-Buddhist Philadelphia population. We have been duped into thinking that if we just tried to "understand" the Muslin religion, they wouldn't hate the West so much. This is the height of PC talk that we have allowed ourselves to believe would solve the problem of terrorism in the wold.

We think by serving up large portions of Israel to terrorist, that would solve the problems in the Middle East. The Arabs vetoed an opportunity to have a state of their own back in 1947, the year of the UN resolution to create a Jewish and Arab. Furthermore, during the time that Jordon controlled the West Bank, no effort was made to allow the Palestinians to create their own country.

Jerusalem was created an international city by the UN, that is it was to belong to no one country. When the Arab nations declared war on Israel in 1948 and took control of East Jerusalem, not one word was said about their illegal occupation of that part of Israel

All of a sudden, Israeli soldiers capture East Jerusalem and this is "occupied territory". Makes a lot of sense huh. The need to understand Islam is just a ruse, unfortunately the rest of the Western world is too busy blaming Israel for problem Muslim's created.

Try thinking about that the next time you see an Asian-American, ask yourself if they would try to force Buddhism on you, because you don't understand their religion. Have non-Asians converted to Buddhism absolutely? Do you think Buddhism was forced on them? Highly unlikely.

Americans, wake up!! Stop falling for this "understanding" business, stop acting like there are moderate Arab nations, there aren't any. There are only degrees of repressiveness.


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