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Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?
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Submitted by Don (Pakistan), Jan 29, 2008 at 20:44

Yes, you are very understanding, Anne...and so nice and inclusive and accepting and politically correct. So, so big of you. You deserve a medal. Me? I'm an Islamophobe. I do fear Islam. I know the religion, have lived in Islamic countries, know many different stripes of Muslims, and have studied the Quran. Yes, I'm an Islamophobe through and through. But I'm understanding too.

I understand why it is that when a cartoon insulting Islam comes out the entire Islamic world is up in arms; why when a Quran is "mishandled" by an American soldier guarding a terrorist the Islamic world shows its anger; why when the Pope quotes a 14th Century document in regards to the violence of the Islamic religion, the Islamic world has a sh*t fit; why when Geert Wilders proposes to put a film out about the dangers of Islamic culture in Europe he has his life threatened and even has the leading cleric of an Islamic country (Iran) threaten the Dutch people and government; why people like Salman Rushdie and Hirsi Ali and many others have fatwas on their heads and live in fear knowing there are Islamists out there who think they'll get a fast pass right to Allah's paraqdise if they kill one of these people.

I also understand why when planes are flown as missles into buildings killing 3000 innocent people there are millions of Muslims around the world celebrating, but no protests by them in the streets; why when Muslim "insurgents" kill and mass murder scores of Iraqi women and childen week after week, Americans are blamed for it; why when Theo van Gogh is butchered in broad daylight by an Islamists, no Muslims are in the street protesting that and, in fact, say he brought it upon himself; why there is nary a word, not a peep, much lest any protests and inflamed "hurt feeling" by Muslims who say their religion has been maligned when scores of innocent people around the world are killed by Islamic terrorists in New York, Bali, Madrid, London, Pakistan, Afganistan, Iraq's UN headquarters, etc, etc, etc; why when Islamic terrorists and their evil designs are thwarted time and again in London, Scotland, France, America, Canada, Indonesia, Pakistan, Jordan, and scores of other places we have stopped disaster from happening all the Muslims can do is complain about the civil rights of these murderous thugs - civil rights they aren't even according in their own countries. Yes, you're very understanding and inclusive, Anne. I'm understanding too.


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