Your perspective is skewed
Submitted by Noah Wilk (United States), Jan 28, 2007 at 07:13
"I sure share your emotions as to "cringing" at times at this climate of intolerance."
There is no "intolerance" coming from me, Susan, or any of the others who understand the enemy and what needs to be done. I myself have explained that I have no problem with Muslims if they were a peaceful like Christians. If you want to label me intolerant of terrorism, rape, genocide in the name of religion (or any other reason), suppression of freedoms, suppression of education, evil propaganda, and unreasoning hatred, then fine...I am intolerant. But in that case, stop making it sound like that's a bad thing!
"Was there one response to Mo? Don't think I saw one."
I for one see no point in getting bogged down in philosophical debate over what the Koran "really" says. You claim that I judge Muslims by their book, but on the contrary, I judge them by their actions.
"If he is representative, then we already are living in the world of the Susans. I myself have seen it how people of olive skin color with black hair were taken out a third and fourth time for screening during airtravel. It's already happening and it hits a lot of innocent people."
Another pop quiz for you, Michel.
The people who fly airplanes into skyscrapers, who strap on suicide vests and like cowards blow up innocent, unarmed women and children, who kidnap social workers and tourists and cut their heads off while chanting "Allahu Akbar", and who are engaging in jihad against the West are all:
1. Blond haired, blue-eyed Swedish women
3. Dark olive complected, dark haired Arabic/Middle Eastern men
Racial profiling works, and is nothing to be ashamed of. It makes no sense to waste resources on blond haired Swedish nuns when there are Middle Eastern men in line.
"Once again, isn't there a Muslim (Theologist) out there willing to give it a serious effort to respond to Plato's questions? Please understand - as far as (admittedly the minority) Plato or myself are concerned, this is not meant to be an "interrogation", but sheer simple curiosity and the will to understand, how you can consolidate to practicing your religion and not strive to destroy us in the process."
No, there aren't. I've already told you, those "moderate" Muslims you believe in are a figment of your imagination.
Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".
Reader comments (2097) on this item
Comment on this item
You can help support Daniel Pipes' work by making a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum. Daniel J. Pipes