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Sometimes words (and their translations) do NOT matter.

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Submitted by Godot (United States), Mar 10, 2008 at 09:44

Semantics can be a waste of time. Regardless of words and their allegedly-mistranslations a breif viewing of video clips of stonings , beheadings and killings is enough to give you some idea about Islam.

On the other hand, the claim that ignorance of real Islam by non-Muslims is the root of the current "phobias" is baseless. Personally, I don't know much about Budhism and I continue to respect all Budhists as far as they don't attack me or threaten my very existence. Do people need to become encyclopedias (or walking Wikipedias) in order to tolerate each other? Philip Bennett's attemp to twist and bend words is pointless.

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