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Wake up Friends

Reader comment on item: Professor [Shahid Alam] Compared Terrorists to Founding Fathers

Submitted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim (United States), Feb 5, 2005 at 16:42

In all their media -- whether satellite TV, radio or the press -- many Arabs criticize and attack the US nonstop. They believe that everything evil is masterminded by the the US or the colonial Europe as if there are no other worries or objectives except to fight Islam and spread Christianity. Their naivete indeed reaches a paranoid degree. These people obviously seem to be stuck in the Middle Ages or in the Stone Age. They have lost contact with the present and reality. They have also forgotten that a lot of people in the US and West Europe have even stopped altogether going to Church let alone bothering about Christianity, compared with their fanatic Islamic practices.

Almost all of these people when they leave their home countries (and they often do so) choose the US, Britian or Continental Europe as theír favourite countries. The question is: if they hate America and the imperialist Europe so much why don't they go to Russia, China (or other socialist or the so-called people's republic countries) or somewhere where there are no Americans? I strongly recommend that they stop using anything which is American or European because the satelleite TV, radio which they use or even exploring and extracting their oil which has made some of them very rich and more civilízed, were largely originated or manufactured either in the US or Europe or due to their technological and scientific supremacy. They should find out for themselves what it is to be without the American and European blessings (I mean American and European fridges, cookers or even food).

Those who are in Europe often complain about far right parties like Le Pen's French party but in their home countries they are even more fanatic and deny their Muslim brethren from Pakistan and some other Muslim countries every single human right. Those poor people who go to Arab countries because of their miserable economic situation are sexually abused, looked down upon and treated like the Untouchables. In addition their leaders like Saddam and some others had or still have no scruples giving audience to such fanatics like Le Pen and George Haider of Austria. I can only say wake up friends -- it is high time.
Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim
Bremen - Germany

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