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Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Sep 23, 2006 at 01:56

Gary,

Using your line of argument, the Jews should never forget the Pogroms in 19th centry Europe, the Concentartion Camps and again in Europe. Nor should the Afro-Americans for what happened to them, The Maya and the Aztec for what the Spaniards did to them and neither should the American Indian for the broken treaties and the massacres that took place and the reservations they were put into. The same has happened in South Africa with aparthied and in Australia with the aborigines. I can go on and on in this vein. I was born a british subject and not a free man. But in the end, how do we move forward from this point?

You mistake Osama bin laden for Islam. This is wrong. he represents a political aspect propounded by an Egyptian Scholar called Sayeed Qutb.Were you to read Chapter 4 of his book Milestones on Jihad, you'll understand what I am saying. You could read books by Peter Bergen and Rohan Gunaratna for a better and an indepth understanding of the subject. sayeed Qutb preached the concept of fighting a jihad by taking the offensive. Jihad is either against yourself or in defence. never is to be an instrument of a ofensive warfare

You seem to forget that the greatest ally for the ISAF, the NATO troops and the Afghan troops in the fight against the Al-Qaeda and the Taliban is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The president of the USA and the Government of the USA accept this fact.

try and understand what is being said. It might pay to do so.

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