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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?

Submitted by Michael (Canada), Feb 12, 2006 at 18:16

It's with disbelief and disgust that I watch what's happening around the world. The sheer stupidity of Muslim violence is nauseating. Kind of like watching the dim witted bully in the school yard with a knife in his hand...no matter how idiotic you know he is, you are forced to take shelter from him until you get the knife out his hand.

I've always been one to try to give people the benefit of the doubt. I held in the past that you can't hold an entire group of people responsible for the actions of a few , but it's becoming increasingly difficult to respect anything even associated with Islam. I can't comment on the overall religion itself since I don't know much about it. I'm operating on the assumption that the teachings of the religion itself is peaceful in nature. However, the religion appears to have combined with the cultural (i.e. no religious) views of its followers and has obviously created a culture of Neanderthals. When I hear about the acts of violence, I have to check the Calendar and make sure we're not back in caveman times.

The dynamic has seemed to create a culture of blame. These idiots who commit these acts of violence are simply in denial they are responsbile for their own predicament in life (we all are, I don't care who you are). I think all suicide bombers are simply people with death wishes anyway, and have fooled themselves into believing it's someone else's fault. By carrying out a suicide mission, they fool themselves into thinking that their suicide has a purpose instead of facing the truth that they are simply cowards and can't face life. There are no 72 virgins waiting for you....you're in denial and a fool, being led by even bigger idiots who are simply just indulging their irrational hatred and perceptions.

One of their complaints is that the 'West' does not understand nor respect them. I would have some respect for this complaint if the 'West' wasn't treated like this single monolithic entity. A cartoon comes out in Denmark, how does this justify burning of buildings and murder all over the world. Do you think the entire population of the West had a meeting or something and all voted to create a single cartoon. We all don't get up in the morning and say 'hey, how can I make a muslim's life crappy today'. All I can say to these people is wake up and grow up, the world does not revolve around you. The world is harsh place yes, but you can't blame the rest of the world for your predicament. Look in the mirror.

Sure, I can be walking down the street and you can shoot me out of your hatred for me. This doesn't make your predicament any better. I can give a monkey a gun in a crowd and it would have the same effect.

To you Neanderthals all over the world, one piece of advice......evolve. Hey, you don't even have to make it to the 21st century, just meet us half way....try to behave in a manner sometime after the stone age. Your actions are an insult to your God.....you have perverted the true nature of your God. No deity would condone this kind of stupidity.

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