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Don't let muslims off the hook. They've been getting too many "moral get out of jail free cards."

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Submitted by Stephen Phillips (United States), Oct 2, 2006 at 19:16

Too many people want to blame president Bush, American values, government policy, lack of tolerance and so many other excuses for the irrational behavior of muslims. Sure Americans have made it easy for muslims to infiltrate our nation but this nation has always been open to immigration. It's part of our national character. Such actions wouldn't be a problem if muslims knew how to behave themselves. But they don't and therein lies the problem. You say "Muslims are not the problem." I say "MUSLIMS ARE THE PROBLEM AND THIS IS ABOUT ISLAM." They are not victims. They are victimizers. It's time they were held responsible for their actions. I totally agree that America had a lot to do with the creation of this bad situation. Beginning with the Shah of Iran in the late seventies, I know step by step how this issue got out of hand. But there are way too many people blaming the wrong people and allowing violent muslims to get off scott free. Just look at all the horrible acts they commit around the world every day. You can't blame that on Bush or any other American. I just say if they're guilty then find them guilty.

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