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Submitted by Sindibad Aladin (Republic Of Korea), May 17, 2002 at 15:15

I agree with your concern that extreme Islamists are of some danger. But who has created them? It is U.S policy which done so.

The U.S has backed the monarchy in Saudia Arabia for 50 years despite the fact that it knows that it is a ruthless regime. But it continues to support them. The result is that people resort to extremisim to vent their anger at the supporters of the oppressor.

The U.S. and the western world are not supporting or calling for any form of democracy in the Arab world. And they are paying the price for this now...
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