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Hatred against 'Muslims' would be a wrong strategy...

Reader comment on item: Bush Declares War on Radical Islam

Submitted by Mohammed Saleem Akhtar (United States), Oct 14, 2005 at 18:35

Reading comments from some of the people here makes one thing clear... most people actually hate the words 'Muslim' or 'Islam'. Myself being an agnostic can understand that because the word Islam is directly or indirectly involved in major conflicts around the world.

However, it would not be a correct or logical strategy to hate an entire religion or a entire group of people. The Islamic civilisation has been in a downward spiral for centuries now. And the root of terrorism emerges from the Arab lands. Arab and Muslims are 2 different entities. It is right to say that Arabs enjoy a lot of respect among the non-arab muslims. But it is not right to say they are same.

Arabs have a mind-set of their own. Turks, Pakistanis, Indonesians, Iranis, etc etc are entirely different races. If one begins hating every single 'Muslim' on this planet, I dont think it would be a correct strategy for Israel.

I do agree with 'Yuval Brandstetter'... The 50 Arab states should absorb the palestinian Arabs into their territories and let Israel exist as a nation with Jerusalem as its capital. Is it possible.. perhaps yes. Question is how would it be possible? By disrespecting a faith? By hating a religion? One can quote 10 hate verses from the Koran but lets not forget that there are 10 hate verses somewhere in the Bible as well. They just dont get quoted.

If Arabs and Israelis are willing to respect and understand each other, a lot of good things can be achieved from Israel. The onus should really be on the word 'Arab'. The media should play a positive role in this instead of a negative one.

Just a thought again....

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