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The bulk of the problem

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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Nov 12, 2006 at 16:19

It was much easier for countries like the USA to have a good relationship with Muslim countries when there were no Muslims living in the West. This is the bulk of the problem. It is even more so in Europe. 99% of the problems derive from the fact that we have allowed millions of Muslims to settle in the West. Back in 1796, it was much easier to be friends, because each culture was separate.

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