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Bryan Jackson, Is it worth the trouble

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Oct 4, 2006 at 20:15

Bryan Jackson, you assert, that there are Muslims who are willing and able to live amongst us peacefully. And you are absolutely correct; there are indeed such Muslims. I live in a rather large city and some of the city residents, own Pit Bull dogs. Are all the Pit Bulls dangerous? Of course not, but every year a number of adults and children are savagely bitten by Pit Bulls. Many of us would like to see Pit Bulls banned from our city but it ain't going to happen because there are enough people who insist on owning Pit Bulls.

So that's the conundrum we all face. If we encourage the establishment of Muslim communities, we also will at some point have to deal with extremists, who for the sake of 72 virgins will blow us off the map. Is the risk worth it? In 1998 the Khadr males left Canada to join the Taliban war effort. In February of 2004, the father and one of his sons was killed in skirmish with Pakistan army and one son was injured. Canada sent a medically equipped plane to bring the injured Khadr home where he is now receiving medical treatment free of charge and is supported by welfare. This Canadian kindness, or maybe stupidity; was rewarded by Muslims planning to blow up buildings and kill some Canadians in a Canadian city. Do you want Pit Bulls in your city and would you sanction the immigration of Muslims to your country? Is the risk worth it?

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