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Submitted by Diana Nielsen (United States), Jan 23, 2004 at 14:14

"Veiled" is NOT beautiful; it IS a sign of the subjection of women. Those who hide the nature of the beast by calling it a matter of "respect" toward women should be condemned for their lie (for that is what it is). Let the MEN wear the veil or the blinders if it is simply a matter of respect if they can't keep their eyes from looking upon women and they consider it sinful. And if they say it is our "culture", then what about every other way in which in unfree countries they subject women to, at the best, second class citizenship!

SHAME on some in this nation's State Department for their inaction in standing up for what is right (especially for those who do it for the moeny they receive).

I've read the Koran, several times... This book that DOES contain evil verses was put together over 200 years after the death of the man supposed by some to be a prophet of God ...This book was written down by a few men who collected, from many men, fragments and claimed memories of the supposed sayings of a man who lived 200 years before the sayings were put into book form.

Some Arabs and Muslims were rubbing their hands together in glee after the terrorist attack on New York when it was suggested by Muslims that Christians and others should read the Koran to "understand" them better (in the hopes of gaining Converts I'll bet!).

Free nations should NOT allow ANY religion to take over a country and turn it into an unfree nation (by majority vote or not) whether it is accomplished by stealth, force or open rebellion.

A religion that claims to have "no compunction" and claims to be "perfect" as the Muslims claim (yet executes those who wish to believe in nothing or in another when they gain power IS EVIL plain and simple. A religion that claims to be a "perfect" revelation yet subjects women to second class citizenship at best IS evil.

Free nations should not dismiss the evils being done, in the name of "freedom of religion" in those lands, not their own where there is no freedom or choice.

If free nations do this, their citizens (or their children, or their children) will awake one day to find out they are no longer free. If this is allowed, their children can rightly condemn them for their cowardice.

I hope citizens of this nation will not be so selfish as to close their eyes to what is being done in those nations where there is no freedom of religion because it is far away and it isn't them being coerced, tortured or killed.

Should our majority choose this "let's mind our own business attitude"; one day it WILL be their business and that day it may be too late to change it.
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