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We don't want to be anyone's enemy. So, don't make us your enemy

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Submitted by Indonesian muslim (Indonesia), Nov 8, 2008 at 06:47

My friend, It's much too difficult to build mutual cultural understanding when anger and hatred rule our minds. All logics, reasons, and intellectuals, will be devoted to find justification to condemn people of other faiths, including quoting incomplete chunks of other faiths' holy books and interpreting them out of context. Why don't you consult or seek clarification of the contextual interpretation of what you don't understand from the related experts, then you can judge. Don't play expert because you are not. Be careful: becoming extrimists in any faith or race is very dangerous. Extrimists and exclusivists are identical with terrorists themselves, for other nations of course. From your tone of speech alone, I am already feared.

My comment is, I am deeply sorry if you or one of your family members has become a victim of terror of Osama bin Laden, an arabic businessmen who used to run his business in USA and with the US government. I don't know why he turned hostile against American people after a period of sweet honeymoon with you all. Sadam Hussein also, Taliban militants also (and other ex-afghanistan militant trainees) who were trained by american military and financed by the US government during the era of cold war, turn hostile against you all. That is after saying thank you to the US for giving them ammos to fight against communism. is it islam or disappointment and vengeance that cause it ? Let's be fair. So far as I know, China enjoys good relationship without any fear with moslem countries. They are also what you like to say "INFIDEL."

Bali bombing in Indonesia was perpetrated by a few Indonesians who are ex-afghanistan militant trainees. Few are captured and wait for execution and the rest are still at large and hunted down by our government.

They are made to become fighers. They were shaped to be aggressive and fearless. They are indoctrinated to do so. By whom? by the trainer, by the financer, of course to achieve their goals: successfully blocking communism. After that? they lose purposes and feel abandoned

Meanwhile the rest of us, 250 million muslims minus those militants, are at peace with other nations. Not all muslims like america, of course, just like you do to us. but we don't want to kill other people. Why? because, unlike those militants, nobody ever trained us to be hungry of blood.

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