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Reply to Dhimmi No More

Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict Criticizes Islam [in Regensburg]
in response to reader comment: For Fadil: Hurting the feelings of Muslims when being told the truth? Give me a break!

Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Sep 30, 2006 at 16:53

Dear Friend,

Greetings.

Ironically History will record what the Holy Father the Pope said and that he apologised. Some may agree with the what the Pope did and some may not. But that does not alter the situation and the problem comes to an end.

What I am trying to demonstrate is that History is full of blood being shed. Are we going to live n the past or are we going to move on and find a way to resolve the problem of killing people in the future? I would prefer to move on and find a way to create hope and friendship and not wage wars. In this process, many insist on their viewpoints and make some unecessary remarks that impede the goal that we should be striving towards a better future for all of us for our chlidern's childern's children. A brotherhood of man.

Face it, we are all born of women and bleed when we are cut. What is it that seperates one ethnic or nationalist group from another when w eare all human? I write for my livlihood and it is my source of pleasure after my retrirement. When do we give peace a chance? This my friend is The problem.

What we are seeing being played out today is a clash between two paradigms. Islam is not only a relion and a complete way of life, it is a world view and the basis for justice and Morality is metaphysical. In the West, nowadays the basis for morality an justice is political. And here is the clash. The Muslims are not going to shut up and suffer mutely anymore. They are turning more and more vociferous and are taking up arms and fighting. There are injustices be they real or percieved and they must be resolved. But Islam has an obsecurantist terrorist group that has hold the world hostage. What are we going to do? Are we going to have a clash of civilisations or are we going to explore and build on our commanalities and move on from there? Consider democracy is as old globally as the UN Charter.

Think about it and also consider these words from Albert Camus "this is a world in which little children are tortured. We cant stop all the children from being tortured but we can lessen their number and if you dont help us, Who in this world will? let us work towards this ideal it sense to live in peace and talk and not fight or show you are good by proving another as being bad. Why can't we all be good? If you are a parent, don't your children give you joy? All mt children are now grown up and I enjoy my grandchildren now. isn't this something most people want to do?

Think about it and also think about this saying by Mark Twain. 'The trouble aint that is too many fools, but the lightening aint distributed right". I feel this way times reading the news. I tend to agree more and more with him.

Peace

Fazal Habib Curmally.

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