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Dima..no offense taken dear..

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
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Submitted by Danish/American (United States), Mar 7, 2006 at 18:51

Dima. no offense taken believe me. Of course I do not lump the muslims in Denmark living off welfare and committing crimes with the entire religion. Crooks are everywhere and people who take advantage are in all walks of life. I am not going to assume the people not in Denmark are like this because I do not know, what I know is what goes on there.

Not only do I read the Danish news but I am in constant contact with my family there. It has always been my belief not to depend on what the news tells you in America, for they like to pick and choose what you are told. Take the protests in Denmark, they had been going on for quite sometime before ever being reoported on here. The only reason I knew about it was because I am half Danish and I do keep up with things there.

Believe me Dima when I say this...I mean no disrespect to you or your religion when I comment. Really I don't. I am learning so much about Islam I believe I know more of it than I do of Christanity now! I know these radicals are giving your people a bad name and because of how bias news is nowdays, the bad is all we ever see. I know of the muslims in Denmark who are not on the side of all this violence, know of the organization they have started there, know they do not allow the Imams in because the Danish Imams are the ones who started all this mess with the three false pictures. I know you are all not bad people and I really am sorry for the way you are being portrayed in these troubled times.

I am sorry for how I come across here, angry, I know and I am angry at the loss of innocent lives over something so ridiculous. I hope you can understand, that even though the drawings of your prophet are offensive to your people, and believe me, I know it hurts to be attacked about something you believe in, understand that the intensity of the violence, the mere scale of it is what we from the west are having trouble grasping. Not the fact you are offended but the way you reacted. (Not you personally Dima, the ones who destroy things and make the threats). It in incomprehensible to us in this day and age. Violence in the name of religion was at one time the norm but my dear Dima, that was a thousand years ago.

I hope this has helped in showing you how I see things, I appreciate how respectful you were in your last comment and I think if we could all quit throwing low blows at each other, maybe our lands could figure out a way to exist in peace.
Take care Dima...and thank you again.
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