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What do you mean by 'prosperity' ?

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Submitted by Mohammad Salim Lennon. (Ireland), Aug 8, 2008 at 19:09

Carol, In paragraph one you mention economics and business so I guess it's not difficult to see what you use as your yardstick when measuring success. You ask how business can succeed in a climate of violence and yet you live among some of the most violent people on the face of the earth and it doesn't seem to slow down your progress.My heroes don't come from the business community. Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa couldn't care less about how your figures stack up at year end.

The Muslem community can choose whether to set aside it's religious beliefs and join in the money grabbing dance that your countrymen are so good at, or they can leave aside things like usury, gambling and hoarding vast amounts of dirty money. To the people in your business community I say this. How much money do you want? Do you want it all?

If you get your hands on it all what are you going to do with it? Look at Bill Gates. He got his hands on a lot of it and now he can't give it away quickly enough. He has to employ people to help him get rid of it. Why didn't he just leave it where it was in the first place? How many millions died of starvation while it was sitting in his bank account? The Muslem community are an easy target when you want to talk about violence. I can remember not so long ago it was the Irish community which was the easy target.

The Irish conflict against the British wasn't about who was going to get their hands on the money. No, the whole idea was to improve the lifestyle of their fellow countrymen, and Pearse, Connolly and their comrades, who gave their lives in that conflict,acted as they did because they saw the results of the economic policy which you are so fond of. So Carol, keep your head buried in the sand. Keep hoping that the Muslem community will lower itself to the level that you wish for. But it's strange that whenever people debate the world's problems it's not the American lifestyle that emerges as the one most wanted.

Your jails are full to bursting and you can't build new ones quickly enough. Your country is awash with drugs. Gang values have replaced family values. And me? well I think I'll hold on to my Muslem beliefs. I reckon I've got a better chance of survival both here in this life and in the one to come, Insha Allah.

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