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The slaves of our generation.

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

Submitted by Monty (United Kingdom), Oct 26, 2002 at 08:59

It is most depressing to find that in the 21st century, one still has to join the campaign for the abolition of slavery. In many cases the slavers are criminals and pimps, but what is even worse is that in parts of the muslim world, many ordinary families are openly keeping house slaves. In Sudan, this practice is rife. The local justification for this action is that the masters are Muslims and of Arab descent, while the slaves are "infidels."

Why is there no backlash from western Muslims?

I have tried very hard to reason these matters through, and have come to this conclusion: If a criminal gang is to prevail, there must be unquestioning solidarity among its members, and an unyielding disregard for the rights of outsiders. If I accorded Islam the respect its followers demand, I would have to extend the same respect to the Sicilian Mafia.

Every religion needs ongoing care and maintenance from its followers. It needs structure and guidance from wise heads. Only muslims themselves can make this happen, but to do that, they would have to shatter that contemptible cosy gang and start cleaning up their act.

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