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Submitted by Hind Samy (Egypt), Feb 3, 2006 at 17:33

There you go again with the "we force our religious beliefs on you".. nobody is trying to force Islam on anyone, all we want is to be treated with common decency. If I think such and such a creed or race is bad, and I make fun of them publically, and I offend this race in the worse way, should I be surprised if they get upset?

If I personally called you a bad name, would you just smile and turn the other cheek?

erm, Mr Atheist, if I insulted something you truly believe in or respect, would it be fine? Would you clap and say, hey this is freedom of speech and it's a good thing?

As for fearing us - I feel very safe in my Muslim country, I can go out and any time of day and night and not fear for my life or being mugged, raped or killed, and I am a woman by the way, I have never felt oppressed or belittled either. I do not wear a veil and have never been persecuted for this either.

As for the bunch of religious zealots killing in Bagdad, how about the daily killing going on in Palestine? Both are wrong. Again, don't condemn a whole race because of the actions of some, we're not all terrorists out to get you, really we aren't. Most of us just want to live our daily lives just like you, we're not blood thirsty barbarians with nothing better to do other than kill Westerners.

The West takes it upon itself to meddle in Middle Eastern affairs then they get upset when there are repercussions. You come to invade a country then are upset the people in it fight back, does that really make sense to you?
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