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Re: Tariq's "Islam the religion of peace does not allow this"

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Submitted by William (United States), Mar 14, 2006 at 20:42

I would like to take issue with Tariq's response entitled, "Islam the religion of peace does not allow this".

The story of the student-turned-terrorist and Tariq's response clearly illustrate two of Muslims' greatest talents. First, this student illustrates the Muslim talent for infiltrating a society, scheming and plotting for years to murder as many innocent people as possible, and then declaring in the end that it was all for the sake of Allah and the "religion of peace". This, sir, is what the story of this student-turned-attempted-murderer is about. This is what 911 was about. This is what Muslim terrorism in general is about: Using openness, tolerance, charity, and humanistic values as a weapon for the spread of hateful ideology or for exacting bloody revenge against completely innocent bystanders for imagined crimes. And quite an effective talent it is.

But your response, Tariq, illustrates a second talnet: the ability to draw absolutely absurd arguments meant to demonstrate how, in the end, Islam is really peaceful and good and all those Westerners are a bunch of terrorist barbarian hypocrites. Sir, I do not wish to belittle you or your beliefs. But understand, you are only fooling yourself and your fellow brainwashed believers with your arguments.

I suggest for that, for the good of all, you think hard before drawing ridiculous parallels meant to prove Western hypocrisy or that really, Muslims are just peaceful good neighbors like everyone else. If you and about a billion other people like you don't very quickly become a lot more open and clear minded on such issues, then we are in for some bloody times indeed.

You ask, "Dont non-muslims kill? Iraq war, afghanistan, palestine..." I can't believe you wrote this in a reponse entitled "Islam the religion of peace does not allow this". Here you are, saying, "Islam is peace" and then basically saying, "His revenge is really no different than Americans taking out the Taliban." As I said above, this student's story is one of a Muslim snake lying in wait for years to use a truck to crush to death as many university students enjoying a nice day as he possibly can.

Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Palestinian territories are a completely, absolutely different species of animal. You can say, "Well, I don't see it that way", but then, you're only fooling yourself. America invaded Afghanistan because they supported Bin Laden and other terrorists. They shoot not to kill indiscriminantly, but to take out the guys pointing guns at us or planting bombs or executing school teachers who deign to allow little girls in their classrooms. And who's killing in Iraq? I actually suspect that Americans are killing very, very few Iraqis at this point. And the ones they kill, yeah, they're the ones who just launched a mortar shell or planted a bomb.

We do not wish to kill civilians. We just don't. We want the Middle east to be just like Japan or Germany after WWII. Or South Korea after the Korean War. Or China right now, as the US has adopted a policy of peace through commerce. If one of our soldiers or citizens takes it upon himself to kill or even abuse someone, anyone, guess what, they're not exactly celebrated as heroes in the US. They're reviled. They go to jail. You can believe whatever you want, but we're not the ones cheering the religion of peace after the beheading of an infidel.

What would be analogous to this student's actions? If an American soldier were to smile and wave to a crowd of Baghdad university students, then open up with his machine gun, that would be similar to what this Muslim kid in North Carolina did. What would be even closer is if some random American tourist ran over a bunch of people in a park in Tehran and then said Jesus made 'em do it. Sir, you can see everything as just one giant blur if you'd like -- a US soldier killing a Taliban member planting a bomb or who just raided a school is the same as this terrorist student trying to crush people with his truck -- but I beg you to rethink the consequences of intentionally trying to see every act of Islamic terrorism as on par with US military action.

It would be all too easy for the US to kill millions of Muslims. Hundreds of millions. Think about that for a second. Muslims like yourself are fond of saying the US "destroyed" Afghanistan and Iraq. No, we didn't. But we could. Reflect on that a moment, then understand just what remarkable restraint and precision the United States has employed in taking down two regimes. The US greatly restrains itself in achieving its military goals. Innocent Afghans and Iraqis surely have died, but very rarely because an American soldier gratuitously killed them. And when such cases occur, we all hope the perpetrators go to prison. You may not see the distinction between the way the United States is fighting the war on terror and the way Muslim snake terrorists are, but we Americans see the distinction. While we prosecute the war thinking, "How do we minimize the number of innocent casualties", your coreligionists think precisely the opposite.
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