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Islamophobia, Article NO. 613

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Submitted by Ed Gordon (Israel), Oct 25, 2005 at 17:28

I wholeheartily agree with your New York Sun Article on October 25th that Muslims try to lessen the aggressiveness of their religion by using the term Islamiphobia to claim that they are being discriminated against by non-Muslims.

Though other religions have been very discriminatory in the past, in today's world, it appears that Islam is definitley more aggressive, as well as militant in comparison with many others, including Catholicism, Greek and Russian Orthodoxy, and various Protestant sects as well.

With the exception of the strife between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland, which, hopefully is now on the way to peaceful relations between the two sides, and possibly some conflicts in the Balkans, militant Islam is the main cause of terror occurances worldwide - from Indonesia and the Philippines, to Europe.

We must not forget that Islamic terror was responsible for the largest terror attack ever against Americans on their home soil. This goes for most (but not all) terror incidents in Europe as well.

As for acts of terror in the Middle East, it goes without saying that Islamic groups, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, etc., have been responsible for acts of terror against Israel.

And in southern Russia, the groups carrying out attacks in Dagastan and other sections of the Caucusses, have been by Islamic groups, even though they may claim to be groups fighting for the independance of Cechznia.

So, call it whatever you want, but non-Muslims have a reason to be a bit wary of Islamic groups, when it comes to terrorism.
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