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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by steinevers (United States), Jan 12, 2008 at 15:41

so, nu, go ahead and study islam. but (and here is the tricky part) study DEEPLY as well as WIDELY. know that there is more to islam that the pan-arabist, wahhabi, jihadi version currently on offer. understand that the islamic republic of iran, while guilty of many things because of the islamic revolution, the iranian people are chiefly guilty of naivite, stupidity and gullibility regarding the clerical establishment, allowing the mullahs to hijack the constitutional process and therefore, take power over it for a very long time.

as a people, most iranians wold like to see the current clerics fall off the face of the earth, witnessed the ongoing struggle for reform. as a people, they are too tired to slip into the bloodshed of revolution and civil war again, and that is fair. do you remember the seventies? the PLO who gave us political air hijackings, the politization and public bloodletting of the Munich Olympics? do you remember how uncomfortable it was to travel by plane then (and forever more...)?

most importantly, do you remember how the west (including israel) went to war against offenders of the international public order? and how we squealed in america and in germany that not enough was being done against this communist threat? oh would for those days of united international action against those who made war against our societies! study islam but remember that there have always been those who were jealous of our freedoms and successes, so jealous that they tried to violently bully us into their ways. while you study, remember that violent means have always been an easy shortcut for such folk.


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