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Submitted by John Bastile (Malaysia), Oct 31, 2005 at 02:46

You say po-tae-to, and I say po-tah-to. You say Islamophobia and I say Islamistphobia.

Yesterday, according to BBC News, Jakarta by By Tim Johnston, i read that three Indonesian girls were beheaded with another badly injured as they walked to a Christian school in Indonesia. Iran 's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was speaking to his own nation's youth, that Jews must be killed. There's no civility and political correctness in Islamic paradises.

If we are racists, why are we not hostile to the Orients (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans) and people of other races the way we are towards the muslims?

If we are cannot tolerate and respect other people's religions, then why are we not hostile towards Buddhism, Hinduism and other world religions except for Islam?

The writings are on the wall. Islam, after the collapse of the Abasayyid and Ottoman empires, has become dormant. The muslims have become backward and poor. The European imperialism has, more or less, subdued the "rest of the world", with the except of United States of America. They won their Independece war. Not many countries back then did.

If the muslims are fighting now because of the "oppressive West", then why didn't the Chinese also participate in suicide bombings? The spread of opium by the British government in China, which sparked the Opium War, has left China economically and politically devastated. The Asians are now economically strong. China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan are economic houses to respect. In fact, almost all nations have grown since the end of European Imperialism, after WWII, except the Islamic paradises.

The one saving grace was oil & gas. Through, perhaps divine intervention (a testament that God is fair), to those that are not progressive and innovative, he blessed them with oil & gas. Unfortunately, it is these petro-dollars that have strengthened the muslims. They now talk of taking over the world.

The ugly truth is that Islam cannot co-exist with anyone else. Christians can now live in peace with the Jews (not entirely perfect but far better than the past). The secular West can tolerate any races and religion. Hindus and co-exist with Buddhists, as well as Christians. Religion is the choice of the individual.

The secular West becomes intolerable to intolerant people. Any attempt to "profile" people will be strongly rebutted as "racist" and "Islampohobic". Ironically, the secular West must now come to a point to reconsider her "level of tolerance and intolerance"

The only way for muslims and non-muslims to co-exist is that one party must be significanlty dominant that the other, as it was in the past 1,400 years. There is no other solution, unlike the co-existence of people of other religions and races. This is simply because, their holy book, the Quran, calls for the highest religious service - the Jihad, a military call to dominate the world and rid her with infidels or non-believers. No world religion has this call.

The sad thing is that the secular West will continue to uphold her principal of respecting all people despite their creed or colour. The acid test is now on how to deal with the muslims. Why do we need to tolerate intolerable people?

Here we are contributing articles on how do we define the term Islamophobia. 3 christian girls were beheaded in Sulawesi, Indonesia. We talk about religious tolerance and while Hindus in Bali were bombed.

We must accept one term. We shall continue to respect all world religion. We must derecognise Islam as a world religion. We must ban their Quran as it calls for us to be killed. Theo Van Gogh was stabbed to death. 3 Indonesian girls were beheaded. London was bombed by home-grown suicide bombers.











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