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in response to reader comment: just 19? are you serious?

Submitted by Allen (United States), Sep 23, 2006 at 01:40

Boy I can see how ignorant you really are. "It's all over the news..." Of course the news will show the hatred of people. That's what people are drawn to, violence. Do you think they are going to say, "well today was just a regular and normal day...." gosh no!! Give me a break. Who would want to watch that? You really don't know that the MAJORITY of Muslims do not like their extremist factions. There are two distinct groups. The minority which consists of 15% is the extremist group. They take a strict interpretation of what the Koran says, and that is what you see in the News.

You have to take a step backwards and look at the situation in an objectional manner. The Surgeon General in the 1970s stated that Media Violence has a negative impact and consequence on youths. Now, let me ask you: Did you ever hear that? Of course you probably didn't. The media will not put what cuts their own throats, so with that prejudice in mind, do you really believe that they will fairly portray the 85% of Muslims vs. the 15%. It would be foolish to believe so, and with that in mind, I hope you can and will reevaluate the actual Muslim ideology.

Why don't you actually read a little bit of the Koran and see if you yourself cannot make Islam and Democracy coexist? I bet you have never tried, and ignorantly state that Islam is the enemy of Freedom. Those thoughts in your head are the enemy of freedom. Thoughts like that are the enemy of freedom because close minded people are willing to give up everything, freedoms and all, to "get safety." Yes, THOSE 19 cowards are who we have to thank for allowing them to foster thoughts of sacrificing safety for freedom into minds like yours. That's the real enemy of Freedom. A true proud American still holds true to the ideals of freedom. In the words of Patrick Henry himself "And as for me, Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" Where is your true patriotism?

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