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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Oct 11, 2010 at 04:43

Mr Curmally, from Pakistan, after comeletly failing to address most of the points in my last response, writes:

"....Well I'm glad you concede that female circumcision is an African custom."

You seem to have some difficulty in seeing what is in front of you. What I wrote was: FMG is practiced almost exclusively by northern african muslim societies and in the muslim Middle East.

".....Do you know there are more Muslims who are non Arabs than Arabs?"

yes , I know that as do most others. You've thrown that in for...?

"...Don't blame me for what the Grand Sheikh's vision as I don't have anything to do with him. I listen to our people the Egypt refer to their people."

This is one of the problems with Islam. A man thinks he is learned in the ways of the Koran etc - and makes an interpretation. people follow hi. Others believe totally differently - and disregard his pronouncements - preferring to follow their own understanding instead.

"...I don't know who Mo is. If you are referring to the Prophet Mohammad then you are not only disrespectful and ill mannered...."

?? Respectful and ill-mannered - because I simply do not hold a fictional view of a 7th century arab? It is your assertion that he was a prophet. The fact is - he's been dead for 1400 years and whatever I or anyone else says about him is therefore not slander or libel. Your insistence that I adopt your perspective is easily countered by what I would call your gross cultural insensitivity. It is very common for Australians to shorten the first names of people in conversation - Thomas becomes simply Tom, 'James' - Jim , William - 'Bill' etc etc. Of course you are free to insist I toe a politically correct line and call him what you'd like me to - but I am free to call him whatever I choose to. And he can be called all sorts of things - with complete justification. But I'm not here to quibble. Just accept that people from other cultures have a totally different perspective on things than you do.

"......but have proved whatever I have said about the West..."

which was what - that we don't hold the Islamic world in the same inflated self-esteem with which it holds itself.? Yes - I agree.

"....have you heard me saying anything derogatory in all my comments on this site about the Prophets of the Jews and Christians or about their religion?..."

Did I say something about Mo in my response to you that was derogatory? And if you had said something derogatory about Jewish or Christian mystics or prophets - that would be your choice to do so. '

".....Please tell me where the reference you quoted is available. By that I mean let me know the name of the author and the book."

You mean the bit about the widespread (therefore highly popular) practice of Female genital mutilation ? I'm not a muslim - and you're asking me for the reference in one of your own scriptures? OK - Sunan of Abu Dawud (Chapter 1888) : "Um Atiyyat al-Ansariyyah said: A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (pbuh) said to her: Do not cut too severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband."

"It pleases me no end that we are irrelevant to the West .."

Excellent ! You must be a progressive muslim then - as most muslims, here in the West anyway - are clamouring for recognition and attention in anyway they can. ( I like how in Germany the crowd adopts, almost by osmosis, the German predilection for orderliness. One has to say , in all three clips, the theme and vocabulary is fairly limited isn't it? Not a great deal happening in terms of existential phlosophy and real solutions is there?)

"... and that is why your Government apologized not once but three times to my country's Government over the most recent helicopter intrusion into our territory and the killing of our troops manning the picket that the helicopters destroyed by rocket fire. "

My government has done no such thing. Another instance of you not seeing what is in front of you .

'...We were civil about it and closed both fuel and supplies to NATO that transit my country to access Afghanistan. "

So - which was the 'civil' bit?

"...A set of meetings were held in Afghanistan and ergo the apologies from the USA and NATO.""

yet your government at the same time has its hand out for massive US aid - and now seeks as much money as it can get to counter the effects of the recent floods. The same government that Musharref recently admitted had sent terrorist groups into Kashmir. I have Afghan muslim friends - and they accuse Pakistan for creating the Talban problem in the first place. why would they say such things of their fellow muslim buddies? I do not give to much credence to your government.

"Of course we are irrelevant that is why you invaded Iraq on false pretenses and have stationed your navy in the Persian Gulf."

we're delving into politics here now. The best quote about religion and political beliefs I've heard is that it's like having a penis."It's OK to have one, in fact some people are even proud of it. But never take it out and start flashing it around - and, never, ever start to shove it down our throats."

The Coalition forces are there at the request of and with the permission of the Iraqi government. Would you rater they left and let the country fall back into the infighting tribal cesspit it will most likely become?

"....If we are so irrelevant why do you buy your oil from us? "

Do we buy Pakistani oil? That's a new one on me - a that's right - your'e a muslim first - so what Libyan oil is your oil?? In any case - we buy something because we want it. Whatever emotional baggage the sellers have is entirely unrelated to the transaction. And if money is so unimportant to 'you' - why do you sell the oil?

"......Leave us to our ways and you go do your thing."

See - you are a progressive muslim! If only there were more like you - who would have the same attitude to our culture - instead of flocking to the West by the millions. Then hypocritically feting islamic culture they have so readily fled - obviously not having found the islamic paradise they seek in their own cultures.

Submitting....

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