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Reader comment on item: [Brandon Mayfield Case:] "If You Are Muslim, You Are Suspect"

Submitted by ASRUL AKMAL SHAFIE (United Kingdom), Jul 15, 2005 at 16:51

The additional reason that you gave to support Mr Mayfield's incarceration is another example of misunderstanding (intentional or not) of Islamic teaching and movement that have been consistently hammered to general public. In the past few years, the media has consistently equated Wahabbism, anti-American, and anti Semitism as militant. If these are really used to measure muslim militancy, then your title really rang true (If you are a muslim, you are a suspect). Wahabbism is just an Islamic teaching that encourages Muslim to stick to the Holy Book, Al-Quran and Prophet teaching and disregard anything other than these. That would of course be a good thing because the pure teaching themselves encourage tolerance and peace. Looking at the way American government treat Muslim in the past and now, I don't think it should be a surprise that Muslim feel a deep resentment toward America especially in this Bush era whereby Muslim countries had been deliberately targeted and destroyed, while other terrorist country are ignored.
I also don't think we should generalized everybody that oppose Israel colonization and oppression of Palestine as antiSemitism.
Again I hope that the media would stop harping on its myopic view on Islam and start to listen to Muslim.

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