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Typical naive, although well-meaning, misunderstanding of a great danger in our times.

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Submitted by Goran A. (Israel), Jan 15, 2008 at 06:54

You write :

" You consider that only christians and Jews are civilised people who have the write to rule and govern the United States? I can spend hours giving details of the so called Christian US leaders who have killed millions and are responsible for misery around the globe. Please stop using excuses to stop a black person who attended school when he was a child from becoming the next president of USA. "

Evidently you are a humane and intelligent person but nonetheless, like many other people, you show a typical naive, although well-meaning, misunderstanding of a great danger in our times.

Yes, many Christian leaders (and in other countries non-Christian ones) have committed many evil deeds. But they did that as individuals who HAPPENED to be (or are seen to be) Christians, not BECAUSE they were Christians. They did not commit (or morally support) evil INSPIRED by, and APPEALING to, their basic religious texts (the Gospels) or because they wanted to follow the example of the founder of their religion (Jesus Christ). Even if any Christian did claim that, it would plainly be a pathological lie !

Whereas in Islam MANY Muslims (not all of course, and even not the majority but nonetheless MANY) HAVE committed (or morally support!) the evil of terrorism i.e. of DELIBERATELY killing innocent people (which takes place almost daily, from Palestine to Pakistan) by being INSPIRED by, and often APPEALING to, their basic religious texts (the Koran) and because they want to follow the example of the Founder of their religion in relentlessly subjugating his opponents (the infidels).

Even if a MINUTE part of that evil lodged itself in Obama's (sub)sconscious mind - woe is us !

Do you now see why attending Islamic schools and listening to Friday sermons in a mosque as a boy may (not "is" my but MAY) be extremely perilous when such a boy, as an adult, becomes a serious candidate for the post of the President of the United States of Amerca ?

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