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in response to reader comment: It is not islam that has a drink its those so called "muslims"

Submitted by Johann (European Union), Jan 18, 2008 at 14:43

After reading your comments on alcohol and religion and the law, I would have to say that I have no problem with any Muslim who abides by the law of the land they are living in. Personally I respect those who respect themselves and me.

There are references to drinking in the bible, allowed, as at the wedding where Jesus replenished the wine for the guests. However after hearing and seeing the constant tirade about how wonderfull Islam is, why then do muslims feel the need to sell alcohol to the rest of the population from every street corner, when it clearly states in their holy book, for them to refrain from alcohol.

Why wont they educate us, if our way is so wrong, by leading by example. Why is it necassary to have an independent council of Great Britain when we have our own councils and Government. No other religion has their own independent body to the scale of this organisation. I cannot believe how the animal welfare agencies allow the ritual slaughter of animals for religious reasons when anyone else would be locked up for slitting an animals throat. Where are the animal rights protesters here. Another example of more rights for muslims.

Why was there never any muslim spokesmen eager to come forward when our servicemen were in Kosova, Bosnia etc helping Muslims, at great danger to themselves, with the dangers of ethnic cleansing ever present. How about the opium harvests in Afghanistan, reaching the youth on our streets. Correct me if Im wrong but thats a !00% muslim country, practising their religion, and sending death over here, and have been for many years. Now as for these terrorists.

All I can say here is poor Ken Bingley, a normal nine to five guy from Liverpool out in Iraq, helping to build the country up again. A soft target. They cut off his head and left his body, god knows where. So as they are practicing Jihad, why not go after the top men who they are angry at, like Bush or Blair. No lets not do that its too dangerous. There are evil men on all sides of all creeds and colours, but increasingly it seems to be the muslims turn. When was the last time a Christian or Hindu or Budhist gang of bullies abducted a soft muslim target, tortured them and their family and snuffed the mans life out with total disregard for human life. NEVER.

Muslim ill treatment of women is well documented. Circumcision, wearing of restrictive clothing, not having the vote in most islamic countries, little acess to schooling. Even murder of their offspring due to the inhumane practice of arranged marriages. It has also been said that the muslim community feel segregated from the rest of society, but this has been done by their own will. It was in the days of mass migration that whole streets were bought up by Asian immigrants eg. Bradford, England.

Another problem, peace in the middle east between the Jews and the Palestinians, why doesnt the Muslim countries get together and help the Palestinians financially and politically. But oh no! Send for America, and when it fails again we will blame the USA. But that problem between muslim and Jew goes back in recent times to the days of the the second world war. Where muslims fought with Nazi Germany under the SS in a division called Handschar.

There is well documented evidence and pictures of the grand Mufti inspecting the troops with Adolf Hitler. I would have to say this to all the politically correct people of this world who try to hammer home, tollerance and political correctness in lands of free speech.

Fly to a muslim country, open a church and buy a bullhorn or loud speaker and shout out at the top of your voice on Sunday morning, calling Christians to prayer, or preach tollerance and multiculturism, and see how politically correct the elders of that country treat you. So Shahid if you dont like muslims getting a bad press, it would be nice for the rest of us, who value human life, if all your muslim peoples would sort out muslim problems, respect other cultures and abide by the law of the land, where they are living.

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