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Muslims Must Be Confronted About Their Abusive Culture

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Submitted by Alexander (United States), Jul 5, 2006 at 17:32

This sentence in the first paragraph of the article must be expanded upon and emphasized:

"The West has had relations with the Arab countries for half a century … and has not been able to get the slightest concession on human rights."

This is the core of the conflict between western and muslim cultures. Most westerners are not familiar with the Muslim culture and are unaware of the fact that most Muslim fathers physically abuse their children. In fact, the Muslim religion says that if you don't spank your children you don't love them. Imagine growing up under this kind of culture where love is linked to violence and abuse.

A bridge of common ground cannot be established between Muslim and western societies until Muslims start paying attention and changing their attitudes towards the issue of human rights. This will not happen until some sort of inter-faith dialogue begins between Muslim religion leaders and westerners and a shift in viewpoint occurs within the Muslim belief-system. Until then, don't expect to see peace in the middleast, Iraq or anywhere Muslims are involved in a conflict with a western society.

We must understand this and we must divert serious efforts to address this as the core of Muslim-Westerners societies. Nothing works unless you consciously address the core of the problem. I hope this insight will be more than a wake-up call, but a call for intense action to promote human-rights in Muslim countries.

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