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Submitted by Sanchez (Brazil), Apr 22, 2007 at 15:57

Moosa,

the reason Hitler, Japanese terrorists etc are not identified by their religion is because they did not derive any inspiration from Christianity or Buddhism to justify their evil deeds. These people were temporary aberrations in otherwise civilized societies.

On the contrary most of the terrorist acts done by Muslims around the world are directly inspired by Islam. Bin Laden and his henchmen clearly state their vision of a Sharia state ruled under Islamic law every time they spill blood. When Al Qaeda beheads innocent civilians, you can always hear chants of "Allah hu Akbar" in the background.

On the other hand, nobody calls Saddam Hussein (a muslim) an Islamic terrorist, or refers to his religion when discussing his crimes. This is because he was secular and did not justify his killings by citing verses from the Quran.

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