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Re:Bader, The words of Muslim RELIGIOUS Leaders

Reader comment on item: Sudden Jihad Syndrome (in North Carolina)
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Submitted by Bader S (Saudi Arabia), Mar 25, 2006 at 05:01

"Bader, who declared the war? "

AlQaeda declared war, not Iraq.

"When President Bush said: 'with us or against us', he was referring to governments that had supported terrorist operations, in one way or another"

Iran supports groups the US has declared as terrorist organizations. All Saddam did was pay to rebuild houses destroyed by Israeli thugs. Didn't see Iran being attacked first even though Iran was linked to Alkhobar bombing which killed US troops in Saudi. Iran was also linked to the Beirut bombing of US marine base. Iran is seen as supporting Islamic Jihad and Hamas in Palestine. So why was Iran not attacked first?

I do not condone killing of innocent civilians, whether that killing is done by AlQaeda terrorists or US military . And what do you mean to say that the people of Iraq had ample warning? what did the Iraqi people do to harm American people? Did the Iraqis attack Americans first? And what were the Iraqis supposed to do when they were given the warning? Where were they supposed to run to?

"how do rational people NOT believe that ordinary Muslims share the same goals" --
Muslims may share the goals of ending occupation or removing autocrats and dictators, but that does not mean that they will also fully support the tactics used to achieve these goals.

With regard to "All Religions Other than Islam are Heresy", okay so you might not agree with this Islamic fatwa so what? This is what the majority of people want in Saudi and that should be respected. Or should the Saudi have to live by Western values to suit Western public opinion?

Will the Muslims also have to accept homosexual marriages and abortion and pornography? Maybe Muslims don't want all this and instead want to live according to their religious values. If the West allows freedom of worship then that is their prerogative. The difference is that the West places the individual above society. In Muslim countries this is not the same, the society comes before the individual. Right or wrong (from a Western perspective) but that is how it has been and how it may remain.
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