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Reader comment on item: Canada's Muslims, Not of One Mind
in response to reader comment: wrong perception of Islam and Shari'a Laws

Submitted by steve omara (United Kingdom), Nov 25, 2011 at 13:08

Dear Slahy. I think the universal, western, perceptiom of Islam is evolving well and true, tempered by events such as 9/11,7/7, Tali Hatuel, Munich and THOUSANDS of other atrocities. It may be possible to "civilise" islam but I have a feeling it will be "at 300 yards with a sharps rifle" .as the old American writer Josh Billings suggested when commenting on the trepidations of the Border Indians in about 1830.


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