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Submitted by Bir Turk (United States), Oct 28, 2002 at 09:35


I am a Caucasian Turk living in the US and I agree with Mr. Mustafa Akyol that

> The US foreign policy is not "anti-Islamic" as it is alleged to be. Keep in mind that
> Bosnian Muslims were saved from Serbian genocide by the United States.

Bosnians, Albanians, Turks and Chechens are for the most part pro-American. The US has been on the side of these Caucasian, mostly muslim, people during their crisises. These people see the US as being genuinely interested in the welfare of suffering muslims as opposed to the EU countries that turned a blind eye to the plight of Albanians and Bosnians.

Last weekend I was at the library and saw a caucasian muslim couple. The female's dress covered her hair and all her body, except her face. She stood out like a sore thumb. I think muslims would be better off adapting to the dress codes of their host countries. In a country like the US where everybody mostly minds their own business, there is no reason to dress like she was dressed. In fact her dress had the opposite effect of making people look at her!

If they really want their hair to be not seen they could wear wigs like some Jewish women do.

They should start dressing like usual modest American women do. Not trying to be always different than the rest of the populace. Then they wonder why people don't like them. When you are always making a statement "I dress different than you, I am different from you" people will shy away from you and probably hate you too. They will be ghettosized just like the way they are in Europe.

The men are better off without beards too.


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