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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Feb 10, 2006 at 09:36

Dear Kevin,

I don't know your background but I will try to enlighten you as much as I can honestly.

We need not to confuse religion with politics. There are many motivations behind the ongoing wars which can be either a civil war or against enemies. Very painful experiences, indeed.

Asian people have suffered much from colonialism. The separation of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh caused loss of more than 1 million lives. There are still border dispute among them. Indonesia is an ex-Dutch colony still suffer from political turmoil. Typical situation happens there Empires usually leaves the colonised land with long term disputes. This is what happens in Middle East, Cyprus etc. There is a civil war in Iraq to share oil revenue besides invasion. Muslims kill each others,

If you are not familiar with history and political agenda of super powers and local lord wars you can mislead yourself saying Muslims kills Christians or Christians kill Muslims somewhere in the world.

At the same time, people are very motivated by religious feelings. They might fight to live in a state where they can practice their religions freely. Every nation has right to defend their own values and existence. It is too simple to label those things as an act of killing.

Indonesian Legal system is based on Roman-Dutch law. It is the responsibility of Republic of Indonesia to establish criminal procedures for the safety of its own citizens. This is the typical regulations in Western countries. if you claim that there is a genocide in Indonesia then you should find out how many Western countries back Indonesia. Is there any UN resolution about it? No. Why?

What do you know about Serbs in Bosnia who freely committed genocide against Muslims?
over 200,000 Muslim civilians had been systematically murdered. More than 20,000 were missing and feared dead, while 2,000,000 had become refugees. It was, according to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke, "the greatest failure of the West since the 1930s." Civilized EU people just watched butchers. That's the proof of their double standard and real face. They are simple consumers of modern life. They know nothing more than titles of media news. They are as educated as their media reporters who have no respect to any religion. They don't know Islam better than a TV showman who calls God as a moon God.
It is very ridiculous, indeed.

Nuray
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