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Submitted by Nura (United States), Jun 29, 2008 at 12:01

Clair, you are only regurgitating propaganda. Have you ever been to a Muslim country or the Middle East? How do you know? Isolated incidences are hardly cause to label an entire nation, we can play that game right here at home. I know many Arab women who want to return to their homeland. Most come here to make money so that they can build a good life back home. This is the example of the Arab woman I have known in this country. The sisters of my husband, who are Arab, don't want to live here. You are over –generalizing. The things that you mention are not common occurrences. I believe women are safer in Muslim countries than here.

How many times have I been asked the question "Why are you still here?" I don't think that you or anyone else has the right to ask me that question, I didn't immigrate here of my own free will. What you fail to understand is that I have not stated that there was no good in this country. I believe that there aspects to this society that reflects our Islamic teachings. I do no not believe in complete evil, so there is good in anything, however, I am investing in relocation as we speak.

I am not hypocritical. I am here for my family, my nieces and nephews who will grow up in this Country. This is my Number1 reason. I don't believe in utopia. I am a realist. I see where this country is headed and it is scary. Very scary. My worst fear in that another "attack" happens in this country before I relocate.

The persecution of Muslims will become acceptable over-night. Muslims in this country should realize that they are on borrowed time. How many American Muslims have been visited by the FBI? Let's just say that I have had the pleasure along with my friend whom I have not seen in seven years. What are the chances of that? Where is the trust and security that I am to feel living here knowing that someone can come into my home and take my husband and I based only on speculation? Do you realize that this is a possible reality of every Muslim in this country? My phone is probably tapped. I have Friends who have been interrogated, for what? This is our reality and it will get worse. Your reality is not mine.

If is so horrible Claire, why so many Europeans are investing in property in the Middle East and North Africa. In Morocco, Europeans have basically bought the city of Marrakech. How would you explain that? American needs to get out more. Travel and see the world.

You are really naive to think that this administration made a "mistake". There is no innocence in politics. I believe that everything in Iraq in going as planned. Why? Because now the U.S. has a reason to be stationed in Iraq for as long as they like under the banner of peace and stability. How could they not know that sectarian violence would occur when they switched the political dynamics from a minority Sunni to a majority Shia rule.

Tell me, where have we seen this happen before and what was the outcome? Rwanda is the best example of the Iraq situation. To make a long story short, the British colonized the area and put the minority in power over the majority. Note that both of these tribes Hutu,Tutsi, lived in peace and often intermarried between tribes. When the British did this it caused a growing sentiment of anger. When the majority took over what do you think they did? They started massacring the minority, sounds familiar?

What is interesting is that I saw this outcome from the beginning and I am not a "learned" military strategist. How could the U.S. put a Shite in power right next to Iran? What sense does that make? There has to be something more than the obvious of course because this country is not stupid. Interesting enough, since they have put a Shite in power, this country has conviantly attributed the support of Shia militias, which would have never existed had they not given them power, to Iran! How conviant considering Israel has pushed the U.S. to war with them for a long time.

So now they have more cause for conflict with Iran not to mention the this country has carried out unprovoked "activities" against Iranians. Because of the Iraq war we happen to be in the strategic position to help Israel if they decide to attack Iran. Coincidence? I don't believe in coincidences.

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