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re: Submitted by z (United States), May 31, 2006 at 23:46

Reader comment on item: Sudden Jihad Syndrome (in North Carolina)
in response to reader comment: why the hypocrisy?

Submitted by plusaf (United States), Jan 24, 2008 at 23:46

no, z, you are the one who does not understand....

if someone in the United States is convicted of treason, it NEVER IS RELATED TO ANYTHING RELIGIOUS.

it is only related to laws which govern our country AS A COUNTRY........

you admit that you [Islam] are not and do not have a country, so there is no neat parallel, as you'd have us believe.

in the horrible world of America, we are free to have and express opinions, both privately and publicly, and our national laws protect and affirm those freedoms.

we are proud of the decisions of those who went before us who crafted those laws. the laws were crafted not from biblical teachings, as some suggest, but from the observations of people who saw the value of codifying those "rights" into law and creating a society which would live and prosper under those laws.

we abhor religions which condemn people to death for their actions ABOUT those religions or their BELIEFS for or against those RELIGIONS.

that's what separates our society, our civilization, from yours. there is a huge gulf of belief between the two, and i suggest that if you really believe that parallels can be drawn between ours and yours as you have done, that you are a religious fanatic, deluded by the ideas of others, who has never taken the time or been given the opportunity to examine those beliefs without a gun to your head [or a sword at your throat.]

your beliefs are so antithetical to ours that we WILL fight you to the last person to make sure that you do not convert us to "your way."

for us, it would be much the same as "converting" a fish to live on dry land. you can force them, but they won't go willingly, and the results aren't too good for the converted [though you might disagree after you ate them.]

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