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Reply to Mohammad M. Mohammad

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 10, 2005 at 18:19

"Now tell me for those who take innocent lives belonging to women and children, aren't they on the wrong and aren't they ruining the name of Islam?"

I would say absolutely they are wrong. They are destroying the reputation of Islam in the eyes of the world and good Muslims like you help them whenever you remain silent and contribute to charities that finance terrorism.
Why did Muslims cheer the attacks on New York City and the deaths of many innocents? Why do Muslims go into pizza parlors, bus stops, hotels, police stations, movie theaters, beach resorts (you get the idea) and set off explosions that kill non-combatants?

Why don't peaceful Muslims like you roundly condemn these acts?
Doesn't Islam have a very selective definition of the word "innocent"?

Usama bin Laden said that the World Trade Center was a valid target because the people who worked there supported the American system. The people killed at the World Trade Center were average people, working to support themselves and their families. How would you define "innocent"?

You said that Allah will deal with those who try to destroy Islam. So why don't you let him? Why do you feel the need to take on the fight for him? Isn't that presumptuous on your part?

You said that American administrations have been oppressing Muslims for a long time. How do you define oppression? Muslims in America live and practice their faith freely.

America was never a colonial power in the Muslim world. Our only foray into that area had the backing of most of the Arab world and the United Nations. Were we wrong to come to the aid of Kuwait when it was overrun by Saddam's army? Were we wrong to help the victims of the Asian tsunami, many of whom were Muslims? Should we have stayed out of Bosnia and Kosovo?
Muslim-dominated countries are on three continents. How has the US oppressed Muslims?

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