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illogical mind-set of the west!!!

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Submitted by annam a (Pakistan), Jun 19, 2009 at 05:56

... Statements such as 'Communists are atheists and leftists secular; Islamists execute atheists and enforce religious law. The Left exalts workers; Islamism privileges Muslims. One dreams of a worker's paradise, the other of a caliphate. Socialists want socialism; Islamists accept the free market. Marxism implies gender equality; Islamism oppresses women. Leftists despise slavery; some Islamists endorse It.' are nothing but words expressing prejudice of the writer. Islam DOES NOT encourage killing of innocent people ant the rights provided to women in Islam are such that increasing number of women in the west are converting to Islam as a consequence of insecurities they face in the western capital world.

The case of Yvonne Ridley quite clearly shows the respect that is given to women in Islam as opposed to the atrocities committed by the western liberal democrats and their allies. The atrocities by the US forces in Abu-Gharib jail, guantanamo bay and generally in Iraq and Afghanistan including the cruelty to dr. affia siddiqui of Pakistan shatter the concept of the west as human rights champions. More recently the destruction and the extreme violation of basic principles of human rights law by the Israeli forces in the war on Gaza 2008-09 is further example of the true face of brutal reality of the west.

In my opinion it is wrong to imply that communism and Islam are somehow inter-related and striving to destroy the whole world. The reason for the growing distress in the third world is actually a reaction to the unjust and destructive policies of the western developed world. The recent financial crisis also highlights the unfair capitalistic system and urges the need for serious revision of the world order if success is to be hoped for. Thus... with the thought of more than half the world coming out there to destroy the developed world, a clear change in the policies and more importantly the mind-set is needed.

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