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Reader comment on item: Reflections on the Revolution in France*
in response to reader comment: Was it coming for the French

Submitted by Pat (United States), Nov 9, 2005 at 16:16

"The sooner people accept Islam, the sooner we will see peace on this Earth."

I found your comment very enlightening. What goes around comes around? Does it occur to you that the violence Muslims are inflicting on other societies in the name of Allah will one day come back to haunt them?

Tell me please, when will Muslims accept the rest of us as equals and not dhimmis? Here in America, we believe in peaceful coexistence. The mosque, temple and church all exist in the same community. We don't begrudge each other our faith. Why must everything be on Muslim terms?

There's an old saying used by travelers: when in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Perhaps Muslims who emigrate should respect the norms of the societies that welcome them and should teach those norms to their children, rather than expect the host countries to conform to Islamic tenets. If the norms of a society are incompatible with Islam, then Muslims shouldn't emigrate to those countries. Those who do should accept that not everyone believes in Islam and should respect their differences. You demand no less from us, how about a little reciprocity?

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