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There is always the other side of the story

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Submitted by Mohamad El-Hage (Canada), Aug 7, 2002 at 14:43

Of all the comments that I have read on this post, all if not 99% of them, seem to evolve out of hatred. Not one person who has commented has asked his/her self why?

The western world has at numerous times promoted dictatorships around the world for their benefit.
Whether it is oil(Middle-Eastern Gulf Nations), diamonds (Africa/Congo), or political clout in America itself(Israel).

When the people of these regions lose hope, they turn to groups that offer them hope. These extremists groups gain popularity, grow and become a problem to the western-imperialist world which is seen as the source of all their problems.

Point: These people will not change their ways untill the western world realizes that they will be treated the same way they treat others.

No body called Christianity evil after the Massacres in Bosnia. Yet Islam is evil because of the actions of a few...
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