Everybody look whats goin down.
Submitted by moderate Muslim (United States), Mar 8, 2007 at 18:32
I was talking about middle ground, specifically freedom of religion.
dhimmi, susan, plato, and noah, as well as newcomer jaladhi, are advocating the deportation of all Muslim, thus making it illegal to be Muslim.
That is not freedom of religion.
also, I dont want to talk about 1948, I would like to talk about the present.
I agree with you on that, the past is the past.
We need to work to solve the problem in the here and now
I will support anything that stops the destruction brought on by radical terrorists, as long as it does not harm Islam as well. Islam is not behind this. A couple bad men are. And the rest are merely caught up in the wave of anti-US sentiment. The Arabs have had nothing to stand for a long time. And with the invasion of Iraq it pretty much solidfied their position (a false one I hope) that the US was waging war on Islam.
I do not believe that all of these people are evil, but I believe that once we show them that we are trying to stop terrorists who are blowing up their own weddings, we can calm the storm, and work with the majority, those of faith, the peaceful, to bring in a new era of prosperity
Letting a Shia led government lynch Saddam on Eid is not good staff work.
He deserved it, but it sent the wrong message.
We have to work more on message than force.
We can blow anyone off the face of the earth, and so we dont care how anyone views us. We have to stand for what is right and not make mistakes like destabilizing a whole country. This whole war on terror thing would have been a heckuva lot easier if we hadnt invaded Iraq. If we had worked with Iran and Syria more after the war. If we had worked to bring democracy to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, even as we condemn democracy in Gaza.
Peace is the right choice now.
All else is a bad idea.
We must respond to attacks with decisive force, but we cant kill those who had nothing to do with the attacks just because its a good excuse.
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