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West is fooling itself

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Submitted by Vinodgupt (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 17:46

You are right Mr Khan -- terrorism is built-in in Islam.

Soon after 911 President Bush did a great damage when he went on to say Islam is a peaceful and tolerant religion and a few people have highjacked it. Constant harping by the media along similar lines has further propagated false notions about Islam. Such statements have fooled the simple American folks whose only knowledge of Islam is what they read in the media and hear from the political pundits and leaders. These politicos and media barons are not themselves or their audience any favor.

Let the truth be told. If Islam is so peaceful and tolerant will they publish quotes from the Koran and hadiths in daily newspapers?
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