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Reader comment on item: Walid Shoebat: "Palestinian turns from radical Muslim to true Zionist"
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Submitted by David (United States), Mar 14, 2008 at 01:52

Monty,

Thanks for the astute legal and evidentiary analysis.
Until there is evidence to support Walid Shoebat's wild claims there's simply no justification to form the belief that Walid is who he claims to be. There is however every reason to doubt such self-serving claims. Why? Because they are just that-self-serving. Courts of law may presume the accused as innocent until proven guilty (although in todays political climate that's more theory than practice) in the court of life an individual's self-serving boast should be at best approached with skepticism. Simply because some otherwise irrelevant individual claims to be a brilliant brain surgeon does not mean that someone with a brain tumor should turn to such a self-anointed miracle doctor for it's removal.

Finally, your comment that; "...muslims in the UK would be answerable in law, for supporting a religious movement that promotes the ideology that underpins terrorism..." is nothing more than an uneducated crass slight. I suggest you educate yourself by reading the Pew foundations recent study regarding the majority of Muslim's views on Islam and it's relation to violence.

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