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Submitted by gary (United States), Oct 14, 2005 at 22:05

with all due respect mr akhtar, what you are saying is becoming just a little old. it is not the job of the world to respect islam, it is islams responsibility to garner such respect. i walk down the streets of my community and i see many moslems who are not assimilating to our way of life. i turn on the tv every night and hear so called holy men of the islamic faith urging their people to decieve and murder. i see the results of savage bombings against other faiths simply because they dont believe in islam. and these are not isolated cases, they have become the rule and more and more people arent falling for it.

israel is a staunch ally of the united states and yet we see these so-called moderate arabs aiding and abetting groups such as hamas and islamic jihad all the time. and we are tired of it. dont tell me who i should love or not. i am an educated person with a college degree and i can make up my own mind. when i hear moslems in the united kingdom saying that they dont believe osama bin laden was responsible for 9/11, it turns my stomach. when i see the protests in non arab pakistan against the united states and israel i must trust my eyes and not my heart. and what i see is the same ideology only to a different extent.

there is a saying that charity begins at home. until i see the governments close the madrases, stop the anti us and anti semitic rhetoric and stop murdering christains, hindus, sihks, buddhists and jews around the world, you can talk to me. until then, your words are meaningless.

thank you
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