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Submitted by Chris G. (United States), Jul 26, 2007 at 20:18

Dude...take a deep breath and chill out. First off, yes I know Muslims are doing horrible things all over the world. However I can also dig up a thousand photos of dead Iraqis and Palestinians killed by Jews and Christians. But to be quite honest, I don't care because I realize in conflict, humans do idiotic and barbaric things just as I am sure you felt like doing to your nearest Muslim after looking at some of those pictures.

Looking at that pic of that Swedish lady who was allegedly raped by Muslim men did piss me off and get my blood lust going, although was that done in the name of religion or done just by thugs who happened to be Muslim in name only? At any rate, I later felt bad when I realized I didn't feel so bad about the ethiopians... cuz I'm used to hearing about them dying and raped and not used to hearing about pretty blonde swedish women having that happen to them. After a while I guess I get desensitized to some news. Either that or perhaps I'm just racist. I don't think of myself as racist, but sometimes we don't even realize that we act upon certain racist tendencies ingrained in us.

For example notice how everyone forgot about the violence in Colombia. How about Brazil? How about horrific human rights abuses in China? By the way you do know that in Darfur, many of those black Sudanese are Muslim right? That war is not a religious war. It is an ethnic war and a war over resources, namely oil. The Chinese aren't backing the Sudanese government for nothing.

At any rate,you keep trying to get me to defend the Islamic religion and thats not what I'm doing. I am NOT saying that you shouldn't bring awareness of messed up stuff being done in the name of Islam. What I AM saying is that you should NOT lump all of these idiots together just as you shouldn't lump all Americans together for stupid stuff we have done in this world. Each case has to be looked at in context.
Yes I know you'll scream, BUT THEY ARE ALL MUSLIMS. Yeah I know...and I could wip out a bunch of hate crimes done here in the US and say, BUT THEY WERE ALL ATHIESTS WHO BURNED DOWN THOSE CHURCHES in most of those cases.

Lumping all Muslims together is simplistic black and white, thinking that is oh so attractive, but ultimately based on very poo rlogic when it comes to solving complex problems in a world that is most definitely NOT black and white. So you can stay filled with hate and fear and rant and rave, or you can calm down and actually think logically about different ways in which we can win the war on terrorism.

Chris G.

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