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Submitted by Dr.N.Ali (United Kingdom), Feb 28, 2009 at 23:56

Dear Sir ("the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan")

I totally agree to the good points you have raised in this discussion.

1) "Dr. Ali - I think you realise there is one crucial difference between the good Dr.Shipman and the Muslim doctors involved in successful and unsuccessful suicide bombings. Dr. Shipman was an irreligious ,educated LONE psychopath - motivated by his own delusions. He was NOT suicidal. The Muslim doctors however, acted in a group setting - for religious reasons - and were intnetn on suicide. Still psychopaths, but the the pathology was the Islamic motivation - which they justified by their understanding of Islam."

I totally agree to what you have written and I do realise the difference. What I am shocked is at what these "medics" did. My point is: "An idle mind is the devil's workshop". I will explain what I mean below in the next paragraph.

2) Education: By "education" I mean "enough knowledge for one to differentiate between right and wrong". I don't mean medical/scientific knowledge. Question: How much knowledge is needed for one to be able to know right from wrong? Answer: It's different for different people. Some may just use common sense to know right from wrong while others may be "highly educated" ignorants. "Education" is a continuous process; it never stops and it should be continued until one clearly understands the difference between right and wrong. In case of these medics, they "sincerely believed" what they were doing was right and this is the main problem- the idealogy, which I am sure you agree to.

I do agree that this idealogy is the root cause of troubles, but my point is: Why did this idealogy affect only these "suicidal medics" and not all Muslim doctors? Because most of them use common sense and don't act in the foolish way they acted.

Just like "good" and "bad" bugs live on human body and can never be all eradicated. In the same way, it is not possible to completely "eradicate" religious extremism; However, it can be kept under control, by using a concept similar to "herd immunity". Spread common sense through education and you get the desired results.

Peace to all.

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