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What about American Aggression?

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Submitted by Bader S (Saudi Arabia), Nov 11, 2006 at 05:14

"The Bush administration responded to acts of unprovoked Muslim aggression not with hostility toward Islam but with offers of financial aid and attempts to build democracy in the Muslim world."

In fact , the Bush administration responded to acts of unprovoked Muslim aggression with an equal act of unprovoked aggression against the Muslim people of Iraq.

"The Bush administration threatened to bomb Pakistan "back to the stone age" after the September 11 attacks if the country did not cooperate with America's war on Afghanistan, it emerged yesterday." http://www.guardian.co.uk/pakistan/Story/0,,1878619,00.html

Just two examples ...

I also find it rather worrisome the manner in which Dr Pipes suggests that the attacks of 911 where a "Muslim aggression" implying that every Muslim partook in or supported that aggression. If we are to use the same logic and reasoning then the recent murder of 19 civilians in Beit Hanoun was a Jewish aggresion against Muslims for which every Jew is responsible.

Likewise we can also follow the same reasoning to suggest that the rape and murder of the Iraqi child in Haditha was an American aggression against innocent Muslims.

Submitting....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

"the Bush administration responded to acts of unprovoked Muslim aggression with an equal act of unprovoked aggression against the Muslim people of Iraq."

There is little purpose arguing over such matters. But to understand the overthrow of a hated tyrant as "unprovoked aggression" shows a very peculiar understanding of politics.

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