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Reader comment on item: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism

Submitted by Thomas Earl Cannady (United States), Feb 12, 2006 at 09:36

I am not surprised by the reaction of muslims to the cartoon. They do not have a society based on freedom but on control and discrimination. Western culture attempts to ensire in law freedoms based on our mutal desire to be seen a decent citizens. We have not perfected our "freedoms" but we do seem to be making progress.

I wonder how those who live under muslim repression would fare when they no longer have their "imans" leading them around by their nose rings. I myself would not want to live in a society run by zealots of any type: religious or otherwise. Let us take a moment and review, are we going to let a bunch of lawless types tell us what to read, enjoy or think about? I think not, maybe if their reaction had been more of civil disobedience instead or destroying things we could have openned a dialogue and see what we can do toward a more open world order.

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