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Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism:

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Submitted by Qamar Ahmad (United States), Feb 10, 2006 at 22:21

I am a muslim residing in Atlanta, Georgia. I came to America 15 years ago and have received my college education here.

The protestors of these cartoons have taken their reaction to extreme by burning flags, buildings and causing deaths. But as a civil society, America should hold itself to higher standards. It will be arrogance and ignorance to claim that: "We have the right to blaspheme and offend".

Quran rejects any violent acts even in war-time, much less in peace-time protests. Furthermore, Quran clearly bids muslims not to blaspheme the leaders of any sect, cult, or religion, etc. and holds all Prophets of God in respect.

Qamar Ahmad

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