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Submitted by SULTAN (Turkey), Aug 2, 2005 at 15:19

Western people are frustrated from the terrorist attacks. Most comments say that terrorism is made by İslamic fanatic terrorists and the reason this to happen is İslam. İslam itself is a very wild,primitive, and human written religion. All the muslims even so called moderate ones can anytime easily turn to a monster.So the solution is to fight against İslam and send all the Muslims out of the country and somehow finish the İslam belief and change their religions to Christianity or let them live far away from you without any contact with them.

I dont think that you will achieve your goal against the 20% of the world.This will bring even greater reaction from the İslam world. Rather more logical solution must be found like making war against terror (Not İslamic terror. Words İslam and terror cant be used together) not as USA but as United nations. And the term terrorism must be very clear. Someone's terrorist must not be anothers freedom fighter. What are the ones in Irak today?terrorists???

I am seriously trying to understand both sides.There are many old churches in the place ı live.They are almost empty all the times because very little Christians left here. Sometimes I enter them just for curiousity and I get the same beautiful feeling when I enter to a mosque. I think Christianity and Judaism both are beautiful religions.But İslam is even more beautiful for me. İt is meaningless for a muslim or christian to pursuade the other one since this is almost impossible to do so. I know a Spanish man here and American gentelmen trying to change muslims to christians. İn 10 years maybe only 100 people turned to Christianity. They are very unsuccessful. Because turning to a Christian is not simply to change a religion for us.

Our position is very different. We lost all our lands and power because of religious fights. My grandfathers father was killed by English in Yemen,my grandmothers father and uncles were killed in Greece.İn our country we had a terrible bloody civil war with the Armeniains which we won at the end. (Now they call it genocide which was not) So Christianity means losing our country for us. Today we have a democracy even if it is far away being perfect,and a secular system which shows that democracy and İslam can work together. İn todays fight we are not involved. Radical islam is no less enemy for us. I think terrorism in every shape is the ugliest act and a very big sin.

On the other hand I can understand Arabic people's feelings.Great majority of them are lively, peaceful people.But today they are looked as if all of them are terrorists. Arabs think that all their leaders are American agents (including Saddam). And the reason they cant have a free and rich country is American imperialism. Arab leaders encourages radicals to be powerful so that people cant develop and with the pressure of radical İslam they live 1000 years ago life standarts.They never believe that Bush came to Arab world to free them. They think Bush is the real boss. They think that even the today's terrorists are the product of USA. Because of oil,dictators,radical islam and phalestian problem they hate America. And every time a terrorist attack happens they are confused, some of them really can be happy about this. Also with the uneducated mass of people they really cant understand what İslam is.They think the words written for those years is for today.They cant understand that world is changing and if understanding and life of muslims dont change they will not develop and always stay back.

I believe that after Bush retires in few years real peace will come to the world and stay for a very long period and there will be no more wars in the world for the first time of human history.USA will stop opening wars alone around the world. United nations will be very effective. Arabs will be free countries,may be with secular systems.Common sense will win. Religions will live all together all over the world including İslamic countries.I have a dream,every year one day all the people from every race and religion will get together and pray to God for peace.
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