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in response to reader comment: Is this true information about the Muslims ? or is it a conspiracy ?

Submitted by Sword of Islam & The Babies of Beslan (United Kingdom), Apr 23, 2006 at 12:54

Thank you for the support, JustMe. The biggest threat to humanity that we face today is the enthusiasm that people have for apportioning blame rather than accepting responsibility. It's so terribly easy to blame others for the things that are wrong in life but the problem with this philosophy is that a culture of blame never achieves anything. It merely drags everybody else down with it. The ability to accept responsibility for ones woes is the first step to dealing with the problem. One has to 'own' the problem if one is to deal with it.

I wonder how the millions of Catholics from Poland who ended up in the Nazi slave camps would respond to Conrad's post had they the opportunity?

It seems to me that the Vatican acted in much the same way during World World II as the anti-war lobby today feels we should have dealt with Saddam. What were they expected to do? Declare war on Nazi Germany? How could they? If it was wrong for them to attempt dialogue with Nazi Germany, a sovereign state, then that makes the modern day anti-war campaigners just as guilty of war crimes as Pope Pius. After all, they seem just as oblivious to the horrors of radical Islam and prefer the art of dialogue to the art of intervation. I wonder how they would wriggle out of that logic?

Prior to World War II two-thirds of Germans were Protestant so Conrad's theories seem more than a little half-baked. Protestants now account for a third of the religious make-up of Germany, just slightly higher than the Catholic population. Why did so many convert to Catholicism? Probably a backlash after the war against collaboration by the Protestant church with the Nazi's and their persecution of Catholics, Gypsies and Jews. Or maybe they all died fighting for the Nazis! So what planet is Conrad from? Germans used to have a reputation for logic and reliability?! This one has NO facts or statistics to support his theory!

Protestantism & Catholicism have equally bloody histories. That's why there are so many 'denominations'. They are all as good and as bad as each other. We had our Reformation in Europe 400 years ago. It was the divorce of religion from state that eventually gave us the liberties that we enjoy today.. It seems me that the Muslims have yet to learn that lesson, understandably as Islam is 600 years 'younger' than Christianity but it will be a terrific shame if Islam is unable to learn from our history and avoid the bitter bloodshed and persecution that accompanied the birth of Modern Europe. The Shia and Sunni's in Iraq should receive airdrops of literature explaining our own experience of religious sectarianism. After all, one of the key 'indicators' of intelligence is the ability to learn from the mistakes of others.

I just wish that these guys who spout this nonsense a little closer to our own shores would read some objective history books instead of regurgitating semi-coherent arguments that they have heard some ill-educated conspiracy theorists or neo-Nazi groups expound. If we ever see Armageddon I will bet you a pound to a penny that it will be caused by a half-baked lie created by a similarly feeble-minded nutter!
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