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in response to reader comment: sorry 'Habeeb' you are the one who is wrong

Submitted by Olivia (Austria), Sep 24, 2008 at 19:23

I have a question - where, allegedly, did Russians and Americans fight on the same front line in WWII and could have observed each other during combat?
I have never heard in war accounts of Americans on the "Ostfront".
Historically, it is well known the US soldiers landed in the Normandie, and fought alongside the French or British, at best, but surely not alongside Russians.
And I have never heard of accounts of resistance after the German and Austrian cities were taken/occupied.
So very unlikely there was contact between these 2 armies in combat after separating the occupied territories between them.

Besides, the credible records on Sowjet combat behaviour (from Sowjet archives and soldiers alike) is superiors in the lines behind the soldiers "on the frontline" shot their own soldiers not fighting hard enough. I doubt openly praying would have been a good idea.

So your story about alleged "Russian communist" behaviour in WWII to me sounds a bit like the fairy tale of how "there s no atheist on a plane in turbulence". Seen it, observed nothing alike.
And "habeeb" to my knowledge as a Non-Native speaker is a depricatory term for Mideasterners in English urban vocabulary.. not appreciated.

And even though I am critical of many Islamic teachings (actually I ve been verbally "slapped" a lot for this in my academic work), I feel your stressing of how you are "BORN" into a religion makes you DANGEROUS is imposing pretty much of a double standard.
The current president' s fundamentalist Christian surroundings he has CHOSEN and I do not hear so much PANIC in here regarding this.
Even though 8 yrs of his administration has undeniable maneuvered the US into a pretty desperate position.

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