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Response to John Graham: Looking through Perspectives

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Submitted by Michael Powell (United States), May 14, 2003 at 14:27

In reaction to John Graham's article:

This man claims many times that these militant muslims are racist against all those that are not like them. Well, I have many things to point out about that. First, muslims are not racist. Muslims accept any man, white, black, asian, mexican, who is muslim. Prejudice against people of different religions is not racism. Sure, it is of the same caliber, and it is equally unjust, but it's not "racism". Racism is the act of prejudice against someone for their ethnic background, something that most people can't control, whereas if one wants to be of any religion they simply can join that religion.

When you call Muslims the new Nazis, you are making much worse generalizations than someone should if they really want to drive home a point. Muslims have not set up death camps where millions are gassed and starved to death. There has never been anything like Nazism in the history of mankind. To compare terrorism to this is ridiculous.

Most terrorists are fighting in reaction to the decline of their culture. Throughout the last century, the world has become progressively more and more American. Whenever a country is "liberated" by America, their freedom comes at the cost of having to accept American commercialism. Coke ads, cable TV, half-naked women, all the materialistic ideals of western society are forced upon these countries.
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"I refer to the fact that many Muslims are violently prejudiced against the gay community;"

Yeah, so is the rest of the world. Most conservative Republicans, who rule America by the way, believe that homosexuality is on par with beastiality and incest. The kids who killed Matthew Sheperd weren't muslim, they were normal American brats, just like Timothy McVeigh.

Like I said before, Islam is the enemy of western society. It doesn't agree at all with the way western society is based. But you make these Muslims sound uneducated and ignorant. Take in to account the high literacy rates throughout the Middle East due to the Koran. These people are not stupid.

I would compare the Militant Islam you hate so much not to Nazism, but to Christianity, especially the Catholic Church. During much of the last thousand years many Catholics killed all that did not believe in the "One God". Remember the Crusades?

Please think before you make these kind of generalizations. This type of reactionary attitude is no better than the people you are trying to criticize. ...
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