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Submitted by Anonymous (United States), May 10, 2006 at 02:06

I am a student of criminal justice with a major in counter-terrorism. I disagree with the "Become a Muslim Warrior excercise" in whatever school it was there is no justification for doing that and singling out Western Individuals. That teaches hate towards the United States of America, Europe and any other country and Island that is not "the middle East"

We have a past both civilizations, yeah we had the Christian Crusades and Muslims had the Islam crusades so what that was in the past and should stay there where it should be. Everyone in this world should be teaching there children about Peace and what was in the past but the way it should be now. Why have our kids fight other kids from a different religion, so what we have different beliefs why hate a person because tehy believe differently. All of our times will come and when that time comes we will find out the truth. Just to let everyone know children of these decades do not care what people look like, what religion they are and the do not discriminate they don't know what prejudice is or racism . They look at everyone as equals. We teach our kids everything we know. so if we teach them to hate then they will if we teach them to love then they will. you have to instill good values and a strong good heart into tehm. Some people think that children are naive and ignorant, but there not and we are. We can learn from our children, the innocense of their minds, not having hate drilled into it. We are brainwashing our kids as they grow. Well anyway in reply to a message I read above. There are many Muslim extremists and fanatics out there. But not every Muslim are bad or are extremists or fanatics. It just so happens that there are an estimated Tens of Thousands Hamas which is the Islamic Resistance movement in the MIddle East who are fighting the Jews because one believes in the "greater Israel" and the other believes in "dar al-Islam" It goes way back in the time of B.C. when Abraham had sons that were twins and they were of different tribes one of them had the birthright to Israel but the other posed as the brother so that he could receive the land of Israel. Or so I heard I know it goes way back then. So the tribe of one of the brothers was an Islam tribe and the other was a tribe who followed Judaism. At least that is what is said or something to that affect in the Holy Bible.

Well anyway that may or may not be the issue right now. But there are over 100's of Thousands of individuals in terrorist groups but not everyone of them are Muslim. There is a Judaism terrorist group called Kahane Chai who are against the Muslims tehy are the ones that believe in the Greater Israel. There are thousands that are involved in the Islamic Jihad and and Osama's group al-Qaeda or "The Base" There are tons of Christian Identity Terrorist groups too in the U.S. and in Europe too. We have the Klu Klux Klans and M19CO, Emerson: Jihad etc. Need I go on?

Well anyway I just want to say that Daniel Pipes is brilliant and according to my textbook Terrorism An Introduction 2002 Update by Jonathan R. White he acknowledges Mr. Pipes for his analysis in 1983 over the theological and political analysis of Islam saying that "his work did not receive the recognition and influence it deserved." (White 2002) So hopefully no one misunderstands his work as taking sides but he just simply states that "Islam is no more a religion of violent fanatics than Judaism or Christianity:" I really believe that every American should take a class on terrorism so that they can get a better definition and understanding of what terrorism is who is involved and where to put the blame. But not single out Muslims or Christians or Jews. There are stiil good Muslims,Christians, and Jews. It's just there are extremists too, which we are learning how to deal with still. I am one of the good ones, I believe in God just like any other religion and still follow my faith but I don't condenm others that don't believe the same way I do. You can call me a Muslim or a Christian or a Jew whatever. It won't bother me in any way because I believe just like every religion does I believe in God.

To sum this up though and rehash the beginning I do not believe in the practice of religion in school classes, though I do believe in Ammendment 1 and I do believe that it is okay in school as long as it is on the students free time. Maybe we need to develop a closed room strictly for praying in schools so that it won't bother anyone else, there will be no windows because it will give the privacy of any student of any religion to go pray if they would like too and people do not have to know what the students religion is. Because it will be privatized.

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