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Reader comment on item: NATO Fights the Jihadis
in response to reader comment: peace without appeasement

Submitted by Edgar Malcolm Ervin (United States), Oct 7, 2006 at 17:10

ONCE AGAIN RAHEEL,

YOU DID NOT READ MY ARTICLE WITH AN OPEN MIND. YOU ARE INDEED RIGHT ABOUT ALL TERROR GROUPS. THAT IS EXACTLY MY POINT. ANYONE WHO HAS SPENT AS MUCH TIME IN DIFFERENT MUSLIM COUNTRIES KNOWS THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE MUSLIMS ARE DEEPLY FAMILY ORIENTED AND ARE BUBBLING OVER WITH LOVE. NOW, I WILL TELL YOU THAT ONE OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS IS A MUSLIM. HIS NAME IS MALIK MUCHTAR, A PAKISTANI CHEMICAL ENGINEER. I CREDIT THIS MAN WITH SAVING MY LIFE. HE IS NOW LIVING IN TEXAS WITH HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY AND RETIRED. BY THE WAY, AT A PLACE OVERSEAS, WE SHARED AN APARTMENT TOGETHER FOR EIGHT MONTHS WITH A SMILE EACH MORNING AND DINNER EVERY NIGHT TOGETHER. NEVER WAS THERE ANY BAD THOUGHTS THAT ENTERED MY MIND AND I TRUSTED HIM WITH MY LIFE.

MY WHOLE BELIEF IS TO STOP TERROR NOW, IN WHATEVER FORM OR IN WHATEVER RELIGION. WHEN ONE WALKS DOWN A STREET IN ANY MUSLIM COUNTRY HE SEES THE SINCERE CARING THAT MUSLIMS HAVE FOR EACH OTHER AND THEIR FAMILY. IT IMPRESSED ME. IT DOES SEEM THAT THE ONLY DIFFERENCE THAT WE HAVE IS OUR BELIEF. WHY MAKE THAT A POINT OF CONTENTION. WHY ARE YOU SO COMBATIVE IF YOU ARE NOT RADICAL (AND YOU DO NOT FIT THE PROFILE OF A RADICAL). YOUR POINTS WOULD BE WELL RECEIVED IF YOU CHOOSE YOUR WORDS CORRECTLY.

BEST REGARDS,

EDGAR

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