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Submitted by Hesham Ahamd (Kuwait), May 6, 2008 at 03:35

" Why America is keeping them ? " , I asked this question for those who are saying that the Iraq war was to remove Saddam just because he was a dictator, but the real reason might be oil, or retaliation for 9/11 victims, or reforming the Middle East map.Furthermore, I want to underline a fact that most of the Arab countries were recently independent from western occupation in the last 50 years or less. The legacy of this occupation ,which lasted for many decades or a century , is still affecting the peoples in the area. After independance, the peoples need time to recover from that legacy, then they can impose democratic regimes and remove their dictator leaders. This recovering time, I think it's nearly will end.

Regarding secularism, If it means absolute boundless freedom, then I am against secularism, because I believe that everything in this world have limits or threshold. For instance, we can't leave topless woman walking on the streets saying that it's personal freedom. The personal freedom ends as it violate the society values. So I believe that the western prototype of secularism needs some enhancements to come near perfection.

For Sultana Freeman, I agree with you that it is silly behavior from her

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