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Submitted by skyhigh555 (Japan), Jan 8, 2010 at 00:33

Since I frequent Foreign Policy website, it is true that as you pointed out, there may be aspects of Islam that is hard for non-believers to understand, and that had better be changed for the sake of health of participants. In other words, like other religions, Islam may need some adjustments so that it will not be confused with terrorism. Yet however crude these pictures may look, it must be remembered that for believers, they may be rites of passage and something every adult experiences. If so, non-believers cannot be too careful when criticising them. That some rituals and/or customs look weird and different does not mean they are wrong.

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