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The lesson of the day is 'Responsibility'

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Submitted by RM Paine (Australia), Nov 20, 2002 at 09:34

My Message to Abi Nader:

I didn't hear you mention the word Responsibility, and, come to think of it, I haven't heard a single Muslim/Islamic mention the word Responsibility as it applies to Muslims. Let us put it this way, you are most certainly responsible until you're proven otherwise--- we are at WAR. So show us where you stand and don't tell us how we "must" fight the war unless you are going to help!

It sounds like you want us and our President to be subjugated to your demands, so let's get things straight from the beginning. Can you show us a single Muslim/Islamic State (or is it "Holy State") that can make the claims that you are demanding of the people of the United States, "intelligently and sensibly" in its governance? Give us one single example of a Muslim/Islamic State that operates "intelligently and sensibly" in the following ways :

1) Women's Rights;
2) Religious Rights;
3) Separation of Government and Religion;
4) Human Rights.

It is the responsibility of every Muslim in the West to show his true colors, to stand up and be counted for peace. It is the responsibility of every Muslim in the West NOT to make it more difficult for, or impede us from dealing with the real terrorism dangers that we face. And it is the responsibility of every Muslim in the West to alert the authorities, those in danger and even take action against other Muslims when he or she sees, hears, or reads about Muslim planning of terrorist attacks. This is the only way that trust will begin to grow, and that you ( Abi Nadir) will start to truly help your people, Muslims.

No more excuses!
RM Paine
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Community Leaders? [Response to Nadir] [136 words]DavidNov 20, 2002 09:484075
The lesson of the day is 'Responsibility' [280 words]RM PaineNov 20, 2002 09:344072

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