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Submitted by Sean Johnson (United States), Apr 14, 2003 at 04:31

"Well, if Islam is so evil, how did it prevail, and why is it still prevailing? Muslims still control the most important thing people need; Oil. Muslims are still increasing. So take a second and just wonder why."

No sir, I have never wondered why. It is clearly evident to me. There are many reasons, however, the first and foremost is that the vast majority of the human family value their lives more than their moral and religious convictions. So, if you're going to threaten individuals with death unless they convert and "submit" to your "religion," you had better bet that you will get converts.

Futhermore, the vast majority of converts to Islam come from 3rd world countries with deporable standards of living with essentially failed governments. The people live without hope until some mulla happens by and champions the idea (by force if necessary) that Islam is the answer. The government's in those regions of the world never take responsibility for their own actions. It's better to blame the west and the Americans. Give me a break. The Saudi Royal family alone has enough money to house and clothe and feed all it's citizens for years. Still, it's the evil American's fault.

That area of the world is so deluded that the vast majority was actually LAMENTING the liberation of the IRAQI people who have been subjugated and tortured by a brutal dictator for over 3 decades!!!!! Do you honestly believe that it is acceptable to Allah to put other human beings through paper shredders, electric shock, and rape? No? Well that's what Saddam was doing to dissidents who refused to SUBMIT to his regime!!!!!! Simply put, that is SICK and EVIL and the entire Muslim world should be thanking the Americans for getting rid of his worthless hide.

Guess what buddy, before the British discovered "Black Gold" in the Middle East, sand was that part of the world's biggest export so don't blame the west or Jews for all your problems. Explain to me how Arabs controlled Israel for almost 1000 years and it was a virtual desert and the Jews moved in and turned it into a virtual paradise within 60 years? Oh yes, that's right, it was the west and had nothing to do with the Jews, their Parliamentary Democracy, and their industrious work ethic.

Perhaps instead of blaming others for your problems, you should first look to your own corrupt governments, stop "submitting" to rulers who lie and steal from you, and get rid of medieval monarchies! How many monarchies are there in the Middle East? Almost every single one. This doesn't surprise me in the least considering the fact that the entire culture is centered around the idea of "submitting" to something or someone else. .... My love is to my family and my country, not Islam or the middle east.

Just look at you making Osama a virtual demi-god. ...There are many people in America who respect George Bush, but I can guarantee you that none of them march in the streets singing his praises!! We are our own people and follow no one!! Our leaders do as we tell them, not vise versa!

Another thing, quit w/ the idea that your problem is with the American Government and not with the American people. There is ABSOLUTELY NO difference between the two. Many didn't vote for President Bush, but all Americans are responsible for our government. So, if you have a problem with our government, then you have a problem with us.

The Arab world and Islam had absolutely NO IDEA what Pandora's box they opened up on September 11th. NONE. You think we are a paper tiger? So did Japan and Germany! Got any factual history books over there? ... Care to guess how America dealt with Japan after they attacked Pearl Harbor? Japan and Germany lost and so will you if you don't start becoming more introspective and stop blaming the west for all your problems. ... Respectfully Yours,
Submitting....

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