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Submitted by Peter J. Herz (Taiwan), Jan 23, 2004 at 06:58

Excellent column. However, you might have made the point that the people who support the new Afghan government and bade good riddance to the Taleban also read the Qu'ran, a rather small and peaceable Muslim minority in Taiwan also reads the Qu'ran (in Chinese translation, too), and scads of Muslims who were sincerely appalled at the 9/11 attack read the Qu'ran as well.

Some of the Pesh Mergas who helped capture Sadam Insane and other Iraqis who figured they were going to take their chance at a new life without him and thus didn't fight who also read the Qu'ran. There's a blog called "The Mesopotamian" by someone, apparently in Iraq, who is glad to see Sadam go and is supportive of Coalition efforts, and who heads all his postings "In the name of God the Compassionate and Merciful." I'll bet he reads the Qu'ran as well.

Then again, even though I believe that Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel and God Incarnate, was the Almighty's last word to humanity, I can't object to people knowing at least a little about another religion.


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