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This is exactly why Islam is a mess.

Reader comment on item: Resisting Islamic Law
in response to reader comment: I am feeling the pain of Mr.Grame Innes

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Mar 3, 2008 at 20:34

Hello Faiz,

Had WWII not been won by the U.S.A. and her allies, one, possibly two totalitarian dictatorships would now rule Europe and Asia, and, quite possibly, much of the world. Or would you rather have had the Jewish race completely removed from the face of the earth?

Viet Nam was lost because the U.S. DID NOT "carpet bomb" North Viet Nam.

Would you rather the Taliban still keep women under house arrest, perform public hanging and stoning of women, held in the local soccer stadium?

Pakistan? Refresh my memory, when was the last time the U.S. "carpet bombed" Pakistan?

Iraq? Saddam was a sadist who gassed whole villiages IN HIS OWN COUNTRY, his sons were just as nuts (one possibly even more so), and the last time I looked Muslims were killing Muslims.

By the way, Canada was one of the U.S.'s allies (that means they fought along side us and they were on our side) in WWII. I think it's shameful you disregard the sacrifice of Canada's military troops and the sacrifice they made during WWII, while at the same time you enjoy the VERY FREEDOM that THEY, along with the U.S. military, fought and died for. So YOU could be FREE.

I read the first part of your letter, Faiz, and was thinking to myself, wow, here is an articulate, level-headed Muslim who is presenting a surprising and intelligent rebuttal based on his religious beliefs. Perhaps, I thought, Daniel Pipes' ideas of modernizing Islam is not so far-fetched after all.

You then went on to blow your point to smithereens. Too bad. For a moment there, you had me going.

By the way, you haven't read "The Prince" by Machiavelli, have you?


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