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trans-parere, reasons for my sympathy for the Jews

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Feb 20, 2008 at 12:26

Your article (120495) is appreciated. In your response you state that:
"Instead of attacking Islam and Moslems we should be concentrating on the fortification of the principles of democracy and the rule of law". Let me tell you that I do not love the Jews more than any other nationality, but I know of no other people that have been victimized, persecuted or hated more than the Jews. That's why they have my sympathy. Below are two articles copied from the internet that will give a view of the Muslims attitude towards the Jews and women.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1203343707673&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

In yet another verbal attack against Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Jewish state a "filthy bacteria" whose sole purpose was to oppress the other nations of the region.

"The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast," the Iranian president told supporters at a rally in southern Iran.

"[Israel] won support [from the other nations] which created it as a scarecrow, so as to keep the people of this area under control," Ahmadinejad said.

Referring to the assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh, the Iranian leader said that Israel "uses terror as a threat every day, and afterwards is happy and joyful."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331254,00.html
Saudi Arabia Stands By Its Arrest of An American Woman in Starbucks
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
"It's not allowed for any woman to travel alone and sit with a strange man and talk and laugh and drink coffee together like they are married," it said.

"All of these are against the law and it's clear it's against the law. First, for a woman to work with men is against the law and against religion. Second, the family sections at coffee shops and restaurants are meant for families and close relatives".

Speaking from the family's home in Jeddah where they have lived for eight years, Yara's husband, who did not wish to be named for safety concerns said: "We are afraid for our lives, for our family and from further harassment."

"The things that they are suggesting about my wife, of course it isn't true. She's a professional businesswoman and she was at a café, not at a bar. They are coming up with ways to justify their actions."

Yara, a managing partner in a finance company, has meanwhile returned to work in Jeddah, though she no longer travels to her company's offices in Riyadh where the incident took place.

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