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Submitted by Amitabh tripathi (India), Feb 11, 2006 at 05:15

I am highly obliged to you on being spending some time to read my comment and expressing your views on it.

You have vindicated my point that British respect for freedom of expression is guided by political compulsion rather by conviction but being an Indian I am giving you an example.

Recently a Muslim painter in India named Maqbool Fida Hussain portrayed a nude picture of godess BharatMata, (India is symbolised as BharatMata and people have respect for it) ,but not a Hindu become violent not a single incident to hurt any Muslim were heard.Although Hindus have great sorrow and anger on it but they express themselves democratically through their elected represtatives. This is not the first time when this Muslim painter has portrayed nude pictures of Hindu deities.But till today not a single cleric or Muslim intellectual has condemned him and suggested to become more sensitive towards sentiments of their fellow citizens.

You are not the first person who have defended Islamic supremacism in sugar coated languages,Islamists around the world have a reserve army of those intellectuals who defend them with their intellectual callibre and arguments.

It is really funny to see everywhere where violence is going on in the name of defence of their faith. defenders belong to only one religion which is Islam. I am unable to understand what crisis this religion is facing now. India has provided them special status and political parties in India are in competiton to appease them but still they have come out on streets to protest the publication of cartoon.

If they are living in India what they have to do with those publications which have appeared in Europe , it clearly indicates they have more faith in their religion rather than country in which they live.Muslim popualtion in India regularly shows they are more religious and it is very difficult for me to believe on your argument that these days people have nothing to do with religion.My humble suggestion to you is to keep away Muslims from this criteria because they are guided by their religion only.

My reference of gladiator was from hollywood film not from video games. Finally I want to tell you what I feel that Muslims need your suggestion more rather than people like us who are never indulged in violence and suicide bombing in defence of their faith.
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