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Submitted by Sophie (Canada), Feb 14, 2006 at 03:48

Appalled at Elmasry's claim
Feb. 13, 2006. 01:00 AM
The moderate vs. the hardliner
Feb. 12.

I am appalled at Canadian Islamic Congress President Dr. Mohamed Elmasry's claim that the calm and controlled reaction in Canada to the cartoon depictions of Muhammad is due to a highly educated class of Muslims here. This assumes that the responsibility for the acts of violence in recent weeks lies with the uneducated Muslim masses. I should probably remind Elmasry that the 11 men who flew planes into the World Trade Centrer were all highly-educated Arab Muslims.

And Ahmed Akhari, from Denmark, who travelled across the Islamic world with press kits of the cartoons, stoking the flames of violent, protest is a highly-educated Muslim scholar. And the good professor himself, who must have been highly-educated not long ago, has said on TV that all Israelis above the age of 18 are legitimate targets for Palestinian terrorism.

Go figure which Muslims are more violent — the educated or uneducated?

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Abbas Syed, Toronto

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