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Apologists lose the sense of proportion and equality

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Sep 26, 2012 at 00:51

Dear Dr Pipes:

The sense of proportions, analogy, and equality is lost for the apologists for Islam. Some times they equate a crazy Timothy Mcveigh who did not kill in the name of any religion with the 9/11 murderers who acted in the name of a religion. Other times they compare a Norwegian lunatic who killed his own people with Islamic terrorists who often kill people of other religions.

And, finally, they equate the exile of a painter who painted revered goddesses in the nude and to avoid public outcry chose a self-imposed exile out of India with the murder of innocent ambassador who was killed because someone in his country made an objectionable movie. Exile and murder are not equal no matter how much you want them to be equal. Similarly, your painting an objectionable art is different from a compatriots making an objectionable movie.

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