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Submitted by J. Abrahim (United States), Sep 15, 2006 at 11:50

Whether intentional or not by the Pope, his most recent comments made in Germany are like cheese on a mousetrap --cheese being the comments and the mousetrap - Islam. Look at the reaction by Islamic leaders the world over to what was a quote from a man that lived 500 years ago.

High ranking clerics, the President of Egypt, all of them lashing out because of this 5 sentence quote that in effect stated reality --Islamic belief and scripture state that you either believe and follow our religion or be dealt with by the sword! Muslims can not deny their lack of sense of humor --they burned buildings and rioted because of a cartoon poking fun at Muhammed. They kill their own types because one is Sunni vs. Shiite. They (the majority) claim to be peaceful and claim not to support the extremists. They say the extremists are the minority. God help us all if that is the truth --if the minority have the resources to sustain a war against the United States in Iraq, if the minority are behind 9/11 then what happens when the majority decide to follow their Quran!

The point here is this, until Islam and Muslims can learn to accept others, laugh at themselves and lose that overwhelming serious sense of "I" as the center of the universe, the world will have to live with the barbaric, senseless mentality that is Islam. Until Muslims can irradicate the supposed extremist minority among them, the world will not have peace. It will be interesting to watch as the death threats on the Holy Pope start coming out --Oh yes, Islam preaches love!

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