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Sigmund, Sigmund, ever the theorist rather than realist

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Submitted by sara (United States), Sep 25, 2012 at 16:49

I applaud you for your ability to remain as innocent and well intentioned as you are in the face of reality.

You are correct, the video (which is only 15 min in its entirety by the way) was made as a response to the continuing violations of Copts and violence against them in Egypt (which has worsened by the way since the fall of Mubarak--- fact). You are still pushing the idea that "videos could actually be used to start a useful dialogue" and you make a great point: . " Maybe it was not well done, but in an of itself it was a completely non-violent protest. Would it have been better if the Coptic Christian who produced it had blown up a Mosque instead?"

So here is the question: Do you believe that if the video had been 'well done' and had more clearly "made the connection between the Muslim persecution of Christians presumably shown at the beginning " and then showed the Quran verses that instruct such actions (as Geert Wilders tried to do in 'Fitna'), then there would not be a violent reaction and Muslims would 'understand' and say, oh! that makes sense, let us think about that.

If you sincerely do believe that, Sigmund, then I am afraid you are stuck in another world that has little to do with reality. Not that I wouldn't want to live there too, but my reality meter wouldn't allow it.

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