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The tolerance of one is the intolerance of another

Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
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Submitted by Defender (United Kingdom), Feb 1, 2006 at 18:58

Ok. I have grown up living and playing with Muslims in Britain, some have even been best friends of mine.
Increasingly through my adolescense i became interested in conflicts between the middle east and western countries, and I have concluded the following statements which I believe to be true:

The West is very tolerant of Muslim people and culture, racial discrimination is being wiped out and the practice, celebration and worship of Islam is allowed to take place.

The Middle East is extremely intolerant of Western people and culture, there is no religious freedom and racial and religious discrimination are extremley prominent. Any utter of celebration of Christmas in Iran for instance will constitute an angry mob desperate for your blood.

I personally believe Westerners are very accepting of Muslims, it is not us who are the problem it is YOU. You people refuse to integrate, adopt Western customs, Declare Fatwas against those who speak out against Islam in the name of Jihad, excuse me but i think you forget freedom of speech? Yet you believe that when you speak, you can preach hate of western civilization, and the people of the West.

You people are hypocrites, there will come a point when your racial discrimination against us will not be tolerated, and big change will occur, this i gurantee.

I am Agnostic. I urge all Muslims to study different views about Islam and maybe you will see that it is Islam that is the problem with this world, it is Islam who will not accept peace with others and it is Islam that will not accept The West, not the other way round.

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