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in response to reader comment: trans-parere, Pleeze Mistere, i'm no ethnocentric

Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Feb 18, 2008 at 19:51

My Dear Infidel, you are correct. I would not send a mouse to do the job it took every allied army of the world to accomplish. I am in no way offended that people other than Jews risked their lives to save the Jews from the Nazi extermination. Some Germans did also. My own father risked his life to save the Jews from extermination and to return democracy to Europe. You seem fixated on the Jews and find great satisfaction in relating the negative history of Islam. Did you know the early Jews thought it ok to burn their children on pyres as offerings to their God. Read the Old Testament. Discover what they did to women and children and those who failed to believe in the one true God.

Read the early history of Christianity and tell me it's all sunshine and honey. Anyone can read anything and come away with a negative. However, and this is my argument. You will not broker any kind of peaceful resolution between the religions vilifying Islam nor Moslems in general. There are specific issues with Islam today as there was with Judaism and Christianity yesterday.

Both Judaism and Christianity had to acclimatize, become workable with in democracy. Judaism and Christianity have had a grand head start, and the people of these two religions, those who can face the truth of their religious history, should be stepping up and helping these new comers to understand what democracy is. Why it is such a value. You can not expect a people who do not understand the nature nor have the experience of religious and social freedom to immediately conform to a complete ideological 360.

There has to be a little give and take. We have to make room for these new citizens. Instead of attacking Islam and Moslems we should be concentrating on the fortification of the principles of democracy and the rule of law. Authoritarianism, dictatorship, fascism will only be defeated by the concentration of democratic principles and an adherence to the rule of law. Let the religion of Islam stand in light of the rule of law with in a democracy and let the Moslem faithful amend their system of belief in regards to the law. Hateful behavior is not going to bring resolution, only exacerbate any revolution to change. I hope you find some peace and I truly apologize if I have hurt your sense of being.

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