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Re: Amy's "True Islam is all about moderation not violence"

Reader comment on item: Faces of American Islam[: Muslim Immigrants]

Submitted by Robert Arsenault (United States), Aug 22, 2002 at 22:02

It makes sense to assume that Amy, since she's reading this site in the first place, is aware of the vast number of unacceptable actions taken by Muslims over the years. There is no reason to believe these acts are coincidental. Where we find Islam, we find problems. Amy, you should at least know this: the rest of us can tell the difference, and we are paying attention, so you should as well.
Amy mentions how beautiful Islam is. This seems to be the problem: Muslims are so convinced of Islam's beauty, that it becomes impossible for them to contemplate a world in which any life is lived or act is committed without being done in Islamic fashion. It also seems to be impossible for Muslims to criticize any of their rank, instead either praising or distancing themselves from those committing certain acts, as Amy does. Regarding the Egyptian pilot: there's more to the story than his dying prayer. There's also the matter of how the plane went into a dive in the first place.
The mass immigration of Muslims is the most noticeable segment of a larger problem facing American today, specifically, the consequences of mass importation of foreign cultures. Immigration is usually viewed as a natural movement of individuals to where they find themselves the most happy to be. With Muslims, not surprisingly, logic doesn't apply: they move to the society that angers them the most. There can be no positive consequences, and the negatives will only grow with the passage of time. Their culture is not able to evolve; it stresses and thrives on strict adherence to a tradition that runs counter to everything America stands for.

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