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I am sorry to disappoint but I do not hate you

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Submitted by Rabia (Canada), Oct 23, 2007 at 01:39

Hello:

I am sorry that you feel that a whole group of people, who walked every inch of this planet, hate you. I personally hate nobody, regardless of color, religion, educational background, economic standing or because of the passport they hold. I may not like the things that people do, yet always try to stop and think where the words or actions are coming from. If somebody yells at me, my first thoughtis maybe they are having a bad day, someone is sick or they have lost their job. I judge no one. This is not my place. Instead I make decisions if I would like to be their friend. In all honesty if you do drugs, sleep around or lack compassion, then I do not want to be your friend. I would still be there for you if you were hungry, if you were hurt or your children were in need. Regardless of what religious book you follow.

Should I judge you, an American, based on sterotypes in your own country? Are you a redneck who lives in a trailer park and flies the Rebel flag? Do you carry a KKK card? Probably not, yet many of your fellow citizens do. There are good people and bad people in every country around the world. And yes, some do horrible things. Things which some condone and others weep over. I didn't hear this much anger over Tim McVeigh's actions but I sat there and cried as I saw the horrific things that his actions did to small children, robbing people of their loved ones. Please do not forget that MANY Muslims died on that horrific and inexcusable day in September. As did Christians, Jewish people, Jains, Buddhists, Quakers, Mormons and all other religions.

Do not use one brush to paint all people. Pin point the source and look at those that crossed the line. Those are the people to blame, remove color, religion and everything else for it. They DID NOT do it in the name of MY religion, they DO NOT speak for me and they DO NOT represent me. Everything they did was AGAINST Islam.

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