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Response to Nadir

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Submitted by Andre (United States), Oct 29, 2002 at 13:40

...The best position position for us American Muslims is not to support the side of injustice just because we live here, but rather, be that moral voice which speaks out against tyranny...

Nadir, why don't speak out with that moral voice against the tryanny endemic in every single Muslim nation, rather than singling out the only democracy in the Middle East, a country under fire from every direction by the forces of Islam?

There are many of us who find the siege of Israel "morally reprehensible," even if we feel sympathy for the Palestinians' sorry position. It's typical of Muslims worldwide to demand Westerners see the problem from their point of view, without offering the same consideration.

...One thing you could do, as a resident of this free country, is to help the other 99 percent of Americans make the distinction between the minority of Muslims who are violent threats and the majority who are at least "neutral citizens,"
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