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Reader comment on item: The Voice of America, Silenced on Radical Islam
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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Mar 13, 2009 at 22:41

NG Lynd makes the point:

"As time goes by, terrorists are not seen as radical Islamists; and of course, radical Islamists are not always "the terrorists". But when they are, shouldn't we clarify?"

Yes, seeing English is OUR language and is used in our countries - we should certainly clarify the source of threats to our cultures . Not only is there absolutely nothing wrong that - but we actually do the Muslims and others in our midst a disservice by not presenting them with the facts of the thoughts/actions of their coreligionists.

Who are we to deprive our newly arrived citizens of the facts behind global and local events?

We have to be even-handed though. When an event is an example of Mormon terrorism - we must present it as such. Similarly when it is animal rights activism - that should be made clear as well. Naturally the same goes for Baptist terrorists and Salvation Army terrorists as well.

And also for the highly unlikely case of Muslim terrorism.

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