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We do not leave our countries because of Islam

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in response to reader comment: Why leave islamic countries ?

Submitted by ILI (Canada), Oct 15, 2009 at 10:02

There is a great misconception here that Muslims leave their countries because of shariah law, or heavy boot of Islam. If Islam were really practiced in their countries they would never leave. It is their governments, remains from colonialist time, often with communist ideas that oppress them. How do you explain that no Muslim from Saudi Arabia or the Emirates immigrates here?
I hope this makes you understand that most of us come here for the money, as probably did your grandfather when he came here from Europe or Mexico or Latin America or maybe some place else.

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