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Submitted by Av Moiden (Qatar), Oct 13, 2013 at 17:45

Respected Editor,

None can deny or simplify the contribution of the USA in the areas of modern science and sophisticated technology, with which most of the countries and people across the world have already been benifitted directly and indirectly to a large extent. As well, in the prevailing situation, though countries like the US has suffered a lot from the recent economic recession, none can still bypass west and the US for their tireless efforts and hardwork in the aspects of research and their quest for new findings and discoveries. Therefore, no doubt, existence of The USA and Europe is a must in the contemporary world, and all the critics and people in disguise of friends of the US should understand this truth.

In fact, majority of the Muslims is not against USA or Europe and a true Muslim cannot keep anybody at distance as well. Teaching of Islam is oneness of mankind which it emphasizes declaring that we are all from one man and woman (Adam and Eve). Otherwise, it is not a religion creating divisions among the mankind as one can see among the majority community of India where people and religious authority authentically approve divisions i.e. upper caste, lower caste, touchable and untouchable, etc. and practicing it in their daily routine accordingly even in this twenty first century.

Furthermore, people who oppose the US though they have their own reasons such as contradicting and double stabdard policies these critics do not know the impact if they boycott The US and western countries in the present condition. All should understand that both 'crtics of The US' and 'the US authoirity' that mutual respect and understanding are the backbone of the existence of this world, and all parties should well aware of this truth for a bright and peaceful world that we all dream.

Here the problem is clash between cultures where in west what they consider supreme is not acceptable in the east and practices in east is considered by west as inhuman and not befitting to the civilized society, for which both have thier own justificaitons, and arguement or debate on this sensitive issue is not going to end in near future, for which crucifying one religion is also not fair. However, being a Muslim I would like to say that man is created by Almighty God with a particular sense to choose right and wrong, and let's leave this issue in that manner.

However, this platform is misused by several people particularly Sangparivar activists (Hindu zealots) - I do not mean that all the Indians are zealots but a decisive number, and this section often uses this platform to crticize or tarnish Muslims and Islam in disguise of pro-Americans presuming that Americans will fall in thier crookedness. It is needless to detail about Sangparivar in India which The US authoirty knew very well. As the US authoirty knew it well thier leader Narendra Modi of Gujarat is denied Visa to the USA, and he is still standing in queue before the US Embassy in New Delhi for a visa to US. It is not sure whether the US maintains this stance further or not, I appreciate US authority for denying Visa for Narendra Modi for the bad deeds committed in Gujarat against Muslims.

In my experience I can say very frankly that westerners are open minded and they are not hesitant in accepting the truth once they are convenced well. In this context, I would like to request you to utilize this platform to build friendship with people from all walks of life including Muslims, and try to identify the black sheeps who misuse this platform to spread hatred aiming to implement their hidden agenda.

Hope you would pay attention to my request and will make this platform more fruitful and effective.

Wish you all the best, and pray for good health and longevity.

Av Moiden

Doha - Qatar


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