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History repeating itself..

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Submitted by Dwayne Oxford (United States), Nov 24, 2004 at 17:03

...What I found most astonishing about this topic is the majority of our society seems to look away at the history of bloody Crusades that have been instituted by Christian and Catholic faith based governments and aristocracies.

I think it's time that we not only address terrorism in Islam but terrorism in Christianity and other European based religions. It was okay for the Puritans/Pilgrims to ruthlessly kill off the Native Americans, it was okay for Christians to enslave millions of Africans for 400 years during slavery, its okay for Christian/Catholic based governments (U.S. and Britain) to carve up other countries and destroy whole cultures under the rule of imperialism. (Similar to how Britain and France carved up Iraq [formerly known as Mesopotamia]. Whole entire communities destroyed and displaced. At this present moment, a Christian based government has taken a preemptive attack on another country and through collateral damage [justifiable murder] has killed up to 30,000 innocent civilians, not to mention turned many parts of the country into a pile of rubble. Isn't the elimination of life and the livelihood of human beings terrorism? Is that not terrorism?

Under no circumstances would any devout Muslim tolerate or accept the innocent murder of non-Muslims or other Muslims, but to point fingers at another person and say they are living in filth because he or she is standing in peat moss, when you yourself are standing in sand makes you out to be a hypocrite.

Rasheed
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