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Reply to Mr Hamri Al Assad

Reader comment on item: Ban Islam?
in response to reader comment: dont get it do you?

Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Sep 7, 2007 at 15:56

Mr Hamri Al Assad wrote "America is a melting pot of civilizations. It is where people from all of over the world go to. To ban a religion like Islam is akin to banning Judaism or banning Hinduism. Do you guys not understand that terrorism is commited by extremists from many religions every day, and you guys only pay attention to the ones who do it nastily, not the ones who do it with the stroke of a pen.".

Now tell me how many Hindus have been involved in terrorism in US (and the West); there are something like 2 million Hindus in US and they never hit the press. How many Buddhists have been suicide bombers in US and the west (they never hit the press, either).

Now tell me how many Jews have been suicide bombers in US and the west; there are plenty of Jews in the US and the west and they are always in the news, but never as terrorists. Now don't give me any argument about 'Palestine/Israel'; we are not talking about banning Islam in 'Palestine/Israel', only in US.

Now tell me how many muslims have involved in terrorism and in attempted terrorism in US and the west? Do, I need to make a whole catalog of all the episodes?. You are an educated person; find some arguments which convince people.

Yes, US is melting pot of civilizations;. But US may prefer to live without this 'Islamic civilization'. And it may even decide to live without Hinduism and Budhhism (I won't object)..

You also write " If you ban Islam you ban freedom of religion. You ban the founding principles of this country. just because some angry people on a forum think Islam is a danger, does not mean we should ban islam. ".

Read the history of US. It has violated its own principles plenty of times before, when the needs arose. One forgets the principles when survival is at stake. Are you trying to tell me that muslims and muslim governments always live up to their principles? If they don't, then why do others have to. Do we know of any principles which muslims have?

You also write " Also, it is a non issue, because i would say less than 10 % of americans agree with any of you guys, no one would allow Islam to be banned. there is no traction in govt for it."

Then why are you scared stiff? Why don't you take your chances with all the 300 million americans. You might be surprised with how much 'love' you might get in the american society!!


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