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in response to reader comment: Try human being, not non-Muslim

Submitted by Itsik from London (United Kingdom), Oct 2, 2007 at 03:31

TheWayItIs said:

"Don (Pakistan) :"I wonder what the ratio is of Muslims moving to the West to non-Muslims moving to Islamic countries."

Corrected: "I wonder what the ratio is of Westerners moving to Islamic countries to Muslims moving to Western Countries?"

Daniel Pipes too: ". . . such as permitting non-Islamic religious buildings and services in the kingdom for the millions of non-Muslims who live there."

Corrected: ". . . such as permitting religious buildings and services for the millions of Westerners who live in Saudi Arabia on equal par with the Muslim religious buildings and services there."

I argue that you are missing the point entirely.

This is not about Western vs eastern.

There are many Non Muslims who happen to born in ME countries or Muslim countries. They were converted or born to a non muslim family and happen to be locals.

They are not Westerners by any means, unless you see them from a Chinese point of view...

The point made is to do with mutual respect and recognition which at the moment is one sided.

I believe the ways in which the Muslim society as a whole deals with its' outcasts is worse than the ways of the west. This is why we are not pointing at only Westerners but to locals as well.


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