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anything less than blaming islam is a huge mistake !

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Submitted by Phil Greend (Canada), Aug 19, 2009 at 15:51

The poverty and lack of jobs in the islamic countries is not due to the west. The west is rich because we invest in education, we challenge former beliefs, we encourage people to think and we are free to speak.

Compare one country in the middle east ie. Israel to each and every islamic country. We see a huge difference in the wealth, health and general well being of the citizens. This is due to how open Israel society is. This is also due to how closed minded islamic society is.

As for the need to address the grievences of the islamic people in order for terrorism to end is strange. First I must ask what grievences does the west have to answer for? The islamic middle east is chock full of oil money. The west has nothing to be sorry for. The islamists run their own affairs The only thing that islamists whine about is the "poor" muslims living in gaza and the west bank. I say poor because the islamic neighbours of these people do nothing to help them. They could allow them into their countries or provide medicine or books, but no. The only thing the islamists do is supply rockets and pay money to the families of suicide bombers who kill Jews. The islamists then use or more accurately abuse these people to fulfill their own hate of Israel and the Jewish people. This hate of the Jew is not due to anything the Israeli people have done. The koran is the reason for the hate. The koran preaches hate. Hate, hate and more hate, is what the koran is about.

That is why I said in the title, not blaming islam is a huge mistake !

The "religion" of islam teaches, preaches and implements hate.

As for the govenments to be providing the islamic people with morals is not right. Morals are taught by famlies and communities. If the islamic people wish to behave like civilized people they can, and if they want the same for their children and the future generations then there must be a total change in what they teach. Right now and in the past several decades islamists have taught their children hate. Hate straight from the koran! Hate for Jews, Christians, the wrong type of muslims, Gays, Blacks, other muslims in a different country and for women. If the islamic people wish to have their society change from evil terrorist type to good and decent type, they must start to teach love and respect. Nothing fancy or special just plain oldfashion kindness. The same type that is taught.in Israel. I mention Israel because it is in the same area as many muslims and it is a good country today not due to billions of dollars in oil money but rather due to teaching niceness.

Appeasing terrorists does not work, it has never worked and will not work in the future !

Firstly the terrorists do not wish to be appeased. They can not be bought, bribed or threatened to stop. They do not want a certain sum of money, or land or anything except for the one thing that the islamist want. The islamist want the whole world to submit to islam. You can not give them any thing to change their minds. Any money you give will go towards weapons, and any and all peace agreements you sign, they will break and will use the time during the agreement to rebuild and regroup.

The islamists can not be appeased !

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