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G Vishvas, there is no need for that study

Reader comment on item: Which Has More Islamist Terrorism, Europe or America?
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Submitted by Edward (South Africa), Jul 10, 2008 at 02:31

To me, there is no need for such a study as to establish whether Islam is compartible with the laws of the west, europe and america. Here is why.

Regrettably, the west has already managed to shape its media and all other means of influencing people's beliefs and sentiments that islam is a monster. I will give an example. A very simple thing like a name, can land a muslim in trouble before someone bothers to find out anything more about the poor muslim. A friend of mine was denied money at a money transfer bureau (somewhere in africa) becase his names were (Muhammad Bashir) yet he was not arab. His crime, apparently was having muslim names. He was therefore suspected of being a terrorist, because that could be the only explanation as to why he was being sent money from abroad. Immagine! Do you know the impact that can have on that person's personality? His perception of the percieved war on terror immediately switches to "they are fighting us. They are fighting a religion". Such a person will naturally want to defend himself and it does not need telling what the outcome is.

I will ask you a question. You advocate for a study on whether Islam is compartible with the laws of europe, etc. Such a statement was certainly based on reason. Can you tell me just one act, which you think is practiced by muslims that contravenes German law? I shall be waiting on this.

My advice to you all is: Ask, with the honest intention of learning about islam. No hard feelings please. I can bet that you will find the few thousands of men who have wrecked havoc in America and europe as just a drop in the ocean of billions of muslims around the world.

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