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Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Feb 3, 2006 at 23:03

I am neither Christian nor Muslim. Nor, before the rabid disciples of Mahomet pounce, am I Jewish. Therefore, in common with most Europeans, I have a reasonably objective view of recent troubles.

No, that isn't strictly true. I may have once had some tolerence for the fanatics who prey on the misguided generosity of the European middle-classes but, to be frank, only a blind man could continue to remain impartial in this ongoing debate and espouse appeasement as do the ruling elite of most European countries who do not have to live in close proximity to the rot that is eating into our society and which we seem to encourage rather than repel.

It is unfortunately true that history does repeat itself with alarming regularity. A society or civilisation becomes great, it then becomes complacement and, before long, it falls to the barbarians hammering at the gates who want to drag the entire world down to their level. Envy. One of the Deadly Sins.

If God (of any faith) favours Islam it seems strange that 90% of the world's poor are Muslim... It seems to me, if I believed in religion of any kind, that Armageddon isn't that far away after all. And yes, all you radicals out there, I have read the Qu'ran - though I am sure that it was a corrupt Westernised version. I have also read the Bible. I follow neither teachings.

I regarded the general Jewish reaction to the portrayal of their race in The Passion of the Christ to be extreme at the time. Compare that to the Muslim backlash against something far less provocative!. Compare the Christian reaction to The Last Temptation of Christ and other potentially inflammatory expressions of free speech. By comparison to these religions I believe it more accurate to say that Islam is a religion 'of'... not peace'. How sick I am of this blatantly false label.

Is this tolerance indicative of indifference or would it be more reasonable to suppose that the faith the followers of these religions have is a little more secure in their faith and therefore able to rise above such slights, real or imagined?

The unhinged have made contributions to this board that, as usual, imply a global Jewish conspiracy (yawn). How imaginative. I have no Jewish connections as such but I am aware of the regularity with which they produce geniuses, ie Einstein, Freud, etc. Where are the Muslim geniuses? Do they only produce stunted abortions as men? Arafat, a 'stuttering, mumbling ..." to quote the famous social commentator, Joe Pesci (Good Fellas)...

Others have seen an apology from the publishers of these pictures as evidence of some kind of victory. They seem to fail to recognise that the last thing a business wants is to be shut down by picket lines and riots outside their premises. I applaud the Danish Prime Minister for refusing to do the easy thing and for taking a stand against the forces of anarchy.

The way I see it, if a dog ...s on the carpet, the classic way to train him to stop doing is to rub his nose in it. If the ...followers of a ... Prophet who has given his followers nothing but death and poverty want to smash up our towns my lack of faith means that I am under no obligation to turn the other cheek....


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