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Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Mar 30, 2006 at 19:01

In the West, when an individual presents an argument based on an analogy, the debater needs to demonstrate that the links, the connections, are sound -- and, if the debater fails to do so (that is, demonstrate the links), the argument is termed a false analogy and dismissed. In my opinion, you have presented a false analogy.

Allow me to also present to you my thoughts concerning Islam. When I think of Islam certain pictures/images immediately come to mind. Can you guess what those images are? The first picture is one of a lynching of two IDF (not in uniform) reservists who made the dreadful mistake of taking a wrong turn and ending up in Ramallah. They were lynched -- their bodies ripped to shreds by an irate mob. The other picture which occurs to me is the one from Falluja, 2004 -- remember that one?? That's when 4 U.S. contractors were killed, vehicles burnt beyond recognition, and their bodies hung from a bridge. In my mind -- that's Islam. (And, yes, yes, Islam need not be this way, and yes, yes, it could possibly some time in the far, far distant future be truly a religion of "peace" -- but at the current time, to suggest that "Islam means peace" is simply a propagandistic lie.)

Thus, the problem with Islam is about MURDER. Do you understand this? Do you understand what the term MURDER means? And with Islamic suicide/murder attacks, these criminal acts are perpetrated on innocent, unsuspecting victims -- oftentimes children. This is NOT about card games. This is NOT about being cheated in cards by some flim-flam artist. Ok? Can you grasp the moral difference here?

Perhaps you can't see the difference between being cheated at a card game and premeditated murder, or perhaps you'll find some other excuse for what masquerades as your "religion." Frankly, I am fed up with hearing whining from Muslims -- as if they just can no longer stand to be "persecuted" by long wait times at check-points -- neglecting to realize that the wait-times they must "endure" are a consequence of their very own perverse enjoyment for blowing themselves up (and then turning around and blaming others for what transpires).

I could also make a number of other observations (but I'm running short on time). Briefly another issue which concerns me is this -- it's actually shocking to listen to Muslims and how they "reason" about moral issues -- it's amazing, but they frequently sound like psychopaths -- never taking responsiblity, always blaming others, zero conscience, minimizing their own criminal deeds while exaggerating minimal, insignificant bumps as major disasters -- the list goes on. This is all another reason why I am not happy about the prospect of having more immigrants like this entering Canada...it's not about your intelligence (I'm sure you're very clever), it's not about your education, it's not about job skills...what it is about is your moral values...how you think in moral terms...this is what concerns me deeply...(I also sometimes think that Muslims only obey principle X because the holy Koran says so -- or you do X because religious leader X tells you to do X -- you follow orders very well, but without thought or heed of consequences -- you don't do X because somebody hits you -- etc, etc. -- all of this is not because you've personally thought through anything or reasoned about it...it's all external -- based on some external "authority" -- this way of dealing with the world is, in essence, non-Western...and I really don't want to see western nation states adopting such ways...)
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