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Islam has little tolerance

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: about the jyllands-Posten cartoons

Submitted by rick (United States), Jan 30, 2006 at 18:42

In mosques throughout the Islamic and especially the Arab world, Jews are referred to as descendants of "apes and pigs". Cartoonists in Egyptian, Saudi and other Arab media draw offensive cartoons portraying Jews in repulsive animations similar to Nazi pictorials of Jews in the 1930s. Judaism is referred to as an inferior religion. And the hate and intolerance is not limited to Jews by any means. We saw the Taliban destroy ancient massive statutes of Bhudda in Afganistan. We see constant racist references to Hindu worshippers. In many Arab nations, Christians are not allowed to practice and even if Christians exist, they are not allowed to build Churches - even if their Church is burned to the ground in anti-Christian riots such as against the Coptics in Egypt who have a longer history in Egypt than do the Muslims who restrict them and pass laws to inhibit their right to freedom of religion. Jews who had an ancient history in what is now Saudi Arabia are not even allowed to travel to that country. Although Churches, synagogues and Hindu Temples are open to all, Islamic holy areas are off limits to non-Muslims.

There is intolerance and hate at every turn by Muslims. Until they experience a Reformation and remove offensive words like "infidel" and "jihad" from their vocabulary, they will continue to be mirred in a medeival past and not come to terms with the tolerance and humanism that most of the world has accepted.

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