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Reader comment on item: [Beltway Snipers]: Converts to Violence?

Submitted by Gene Roth (United States), Oct 25, 2002 at 18:03

Do not mix up Muslims like Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X with today's converts to Islam. At one time, conversion from black Christian to black Muslim was a powerful slap in the face to the white Christian power structure who refused to understand how to respect all of its children.

Today is a new day. Life is not about perfection, it is about improvement. The US has improved more than any country I can think of in the last thirty years in human rights, civil rights, children's rights and women's rights. For the most part, this is not happening in Muslim Countries. Today twenty-eight out of the thirty conflicts in the world involve a repressive Muslim regime, associated with dozens of terrorist organizations who openly take credit for targeting non-combatants in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and now it has come to the United States of America.

Therefore, a red flag should go up when any American choses today to convert to Islam. Different time, different world.

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