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Reader comment on item: Radical Islam's Hypocrisy

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Jan 19, 2005 at 17:26

1) To ZEE: you feel that Anti-Semitism is used to shut up debate in the United States of America. I don't like to play Devil's Advocate, but I have got to contradict you. Read Noam Chomsky and his passionate attacks against Israel. Outside of the United States, Zionism is equated with racism. The last UN Conference on Racism was very critical of Israel. By contrast, Islamophobia is used as a cover for violent Muslims in Europe. You can criticize Israel and allowing criticism is the way it should be. But you are not allowed to utter one word against Muslims.........otherwise you are an "Islamophobe". You can criticize Buddhists, Hindus and, of course, Christians. But not Muslims. That is Islamophobia. On top of that, you would risk your life for being Islamophobic (see Theo Van Gogh).

2) To BRUNO. I love Italy. The Italians are passionate and red-blooded: just think about Umberto Bossi and Oriana Fallaci or the North vs South debate. There is a difference: The Italians don't get violent; some Muslims sometimes do.

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