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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Sep 14, 2008 at 18:17

Ahmed,

Want to stop islamaphobia? Simple. Just stop the murder of innocents around the world done in the name of Islam.

So Thomas Jefferson drafted the constitution from the Koran? Really? Actually Jefferson was ambassador to France during the Constitutional Convention, and so had zero participation in the drafting of the Constitution. While in Paris, Jefferson was appalled by the behavior of Muslim countries of North Africa that plundered ships in the Mediterranean, kidnaping crews for ransom, selling crews into slavery, etc. Jefferson asked the ambassador from Tripoli why on earth his country would attack the ships of the USA, which had only existed for several years and had never done anything to incur the wrath of his government. After the ambassador from Tripoli explained to Jefferson that the murderous crews were simply following the Koran and the laws of the prophet, Jefferson procured a Koran to try to understand their motivation.

The West wants to westernize the Muslim world by force? Really? I hadn't noticed.

How much oil have we imported from Iraq, Ahmed? And who is doing the slaughtering in Iraq? It's not Americans who are blowing up weddings, funerals, mosques and marketplaces filled with Muslims.

American atrocities in Japan? Such as? Remaining after defeating them in a war they started long enough to give them a democratic government? Helping them to rebuild and create the second largest economy in the world? Notice we didn't force the Japanese to convert to Christianity. No extra taxes or burdensome rules levied on non-Christians. That's a very different scenario than the one that follows an Islamic victory. Why don't I ever hear any Japanese complain about those atrocities, Ahmed? Why are the USA and Japan such good friends, and have been since only a few years after they attacked us and used American POW's for bayonet practice? Why do I always receive such warm hospitality every time I'm in Japan, and enjoy returning the favor when my Japanese colleagues arrive? Meanwhile, Muslims still whine about wars of a thousand years ago. You could learn a lot from the Japanese and us, Ahmed. But I don't think you will.

"Most Americans are terrorists." "Remember, to genralize [sic] is stupid." Both your statements, Ahmed. Whom were you thinking of when you made the second one? Talking to yourself again, Ahmed?

It must be awful for you, Ahmed, living in a country where most of the 240 million citizens are terrorists. That sounds very frightening. How do you swallow it? Why swallow it? Why put up with that frightening life in the abode of war, when the good life in dar al Islam is only a plane ride away? Remember, no shampoo on the plane.

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