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Submitted by moderate Muslim 1 (United States), May 5, 2007 at 13:12

Arabic is an important language to learn. Without it, one cannot fully understand the depth of the Quran. One cannot converse and fully understand many people. It is beneficial for people to understand each other, because ignorance breeds contempt, I would urge all Arab Americans to learn English, and I would urge all "arab specialists and mid east specialists" to learn Arabic.

Surely some Arabs are negative towards Israel, but that is because they see injustices on one side. Many Muslims are not racist at all, and to say that someone will become racist because they learn a language is ignorant. Communication rather takes away racism. I think that people need to realize that Muslims do not have to defend themselves. We dont have to prove anything to you. Neither I, nor anyone I know, was involved in the September 11th attacks, I dont have to prove it to you.

That's like saying that because the US is going to war with Japan we should throw all Japanese Americans in internment camps. Oh wait, they did that. Thats like saying because some republicans are evil and want to take over the world, the GOP is evil and that we should assume that a Republican is inherently evil.

No matter what Daniel Pipes, or anyone on this board says, I will never have to answer for my religion in America, because most Americans arent as bloodthirsty and hateful as the people on this board.

When someone commits a crime in the name of Islam, Muslims dont have to say sorry, they dont have to apologize, they have to say "this piece of ... wasnt following Islam".

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