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Yet another sentiment of blaming ourselves?

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Submitted by sara (United States), Mar 4, 2012 at 17:25

I am getting really weary of westerners justifying and excusing Islamic terror acts as only because we have oppressed and hurt them first. We are the imperialist colonizers living in their lands. The truth is,we have helped Islamic countries in every way, we provide education, water, inner sewer structures, bring in food, etc. etc. We should not just accept that their attitudes and behavior is a result of the terrible things that we did. It is not the westerners who did terrible things, but the despotic rulers who have ruled with corrupt and cruel regimes. Stop blaming us for their behavior.

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