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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Jan 3, 2010 at 19:38

ı dont say that this country is right ,this country is wrong,this religon is best, this religon is wrong.

Thank you.

but a german christian can freely live here

I'm glad to hear that. How about Iranian Christian converts?

ı cant say that saudi is the best place to live

Me neither.

but on the other hand your country and your people also have many many ugly parts.

Yes, we learn the ugly parts of our history right in our own schools and history books (slavery, for example, which we chose to end 150 years ago). We don't hide it or hide from it. And we freely argue about policies some of us think are ugly today. But we do have complete freedom of religion, can Saudi Arabia say that (or Egypt, or the Islamic republic of Iran, or the Islamic republic of Pakistan, or Afghanistan, or Turkey, or Iraq, or any Islamic country)?

islam is my belief and my culture. you must not attack to my culture

When did I attack your culture?

no good and this is not true.

What did I say that is not true, exactly?

ı think some saudis and others are fighting against western civilization

You think? Really? Yes, I've noticed that, too. It's called jihad.

this has nothing to do with islam.

It has only to do with Islam.

ı want free palestein

You mean a free Palestine, living in peace alongside a free Israel? That's what the Israelis want, too. That's what they voted for in 1948. And then were attacked by Egypt, Syria and Jordan, who said they would "push the Jews into the sea." Attacked again in 1956. Again in 1967. Again in 1973. Havas, can you explain a few things to me?

  1. When the west bank was part of Jordan, why didn't I hear anything about Jordanians occupying Palestinian lands?
  2. When Gaza was part of Egypt, why did I hear nothing about Egyptians occupying Palestinian lands?
  3. If the problem is the occupation of the West Bank, then what were the wars in 1948, 1956 and 1967 all about?

to end the israel torture

What Israeli torture?

ı am really terrified by you peoples minds.

What did I say that makes my mind terrify you?

also mr pipes dont screen my words when ı have too much rights against imperializm and racizm

We're all against imperialism and racism, Havas. I'll let Dr. Pipes address your charge that he censors you based on your opinions. I find that difficult to imagine.

Havas, I suspect you are a good person, one who is trying to think about the world and its state of affairs. I believe you honestly wished me a merry Christmas. Thank you. I highly suggest you study history much more than you have. It's very easy to scream "racist" and "imperialist" at millions of people whom you've never even met, while ignoring the same in your own history and culture; this will never advance your thinking. Doing so will only lock you into unproductive thinking and prevent you from seeing people as they truly are.

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