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Reader comment on item: Is Omar Alghabra of Canada's Liberal Party an Islamist?

Submitted by Harrak (Canada), Jan 15, 2006 at 14:53

I `d like to renew my appreciation of the Daniel Pipes University as I see it at least where every body is fairly treated in terms of comments placing.

On this acrticle, I want to say that Liberals are not the only ones to use Islam in their politics..In fact, Religion and ethnicity are key elements in gaining support among communities. For example, in the region of Cote St Luc -Hampsted- region in Montreal -Canada-, the liberals are running a Jew known of denying the Oslo accords and the peace process and known of strange comments. -I got this info from a concervative candidate friend who chatted with me as it may be unauthentic-. however, should we accuse the Liberal Party of doing something worrysome and say that they are preparing for great Israel where all non-jews are Goyeem- second class servants-! absolutly not. So the idea here is to say that democracy as it is based on representation sometimes requires party candidates to speak the language that carries general mood of the aimed sector of representation. The reality of course, is that after elections, the candidate will be due to mildly and gradually change the language to make it fit in the general national mood. An example:

1-Jewish candidate before election may say no to the peace accord to meet the mood of the electing population in his district. After the election he will say still for you best interest, the direction should be changed the other way.

2-Muslim candidate before elections may be standing for hamas or hizbollah etc..after elections, he may deny that under the excuse -again- of defending the interest of the population he represents.

Using speculations on a particular religion usually gives opposite results to those expected. For instance, anti-Islamdom commentators may make a huge story about that Muslim liberal candidate. In fact, they are doing him a big free propaganda and adding him scores for his electoral campaign...my suggestion is as follows, instead of making an islamic herro out of him, you can fight in the most effective way that every body will buy. This way is trying to explain how good is he going to the pocket of tax payers! how good is he going to be in education and health care! accuse him of using Islam for politics...if all do that, democracies will become healthier and religion will get its way to the people rooms and worship places rather than taking ways to the media, or the fourth authority..


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