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Submitted by Bader S (United Arab Emirates), Mar 17, 2006 at 17:08

"I doubt very much that they will agree with the west's imaginary moderate Islam."

Why does everything have to conform to what the West wants it to be? If you can't see a moderate Islam then that is not Islam's problem but yours.

Have you ever considered the fact that maybe American foreign policy leads to the radicalization of Muslims? Have you ever considered the fact that the US war in Iraq has radicalized a lot of Muslims who otherwise would not have been radicalized ?

Yes, some people are not happy about Americans attacking and killing innocent Muslims in their own country. And this leads some of these people, like Taheri-azar, to do horrible things.

The coin always has two sides.

Some Americans dont see a moderate Islam. Some Muslims dont see a moderate American foreign policy.
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