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Why did you go to our land?

Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: To British muslims

Submitted by Meena (Sweden), Feb 13, 2006 at 12:12

Dear Morten, yes, the immigrants are spreading in your country silently and nicely. But tell me one thing- WHY DID YOU GO TO MY COUNTRY AND STAYED THERE FOR TWO CENTURIES? You robbed all our wealth, stole our money, our natural resources, our art, our jewellery, precious stones- everything. We did not come to your barren land and we were happy and satisfied on our own soil. Its YOU who went to our land.

But look, we are better people than you had been in our country. How? In your country today we help your economy enormously, and you know very well that you would not have survived without immigrants (you allow us in UK for your own interest). But you went to our country unvited, you entered in the guise of traders, you betrayed us, you usurped our rulers, you robbed us, divided us, humiliate and insulted us, you incited one group against the other, you killed us, raped our women, compelled our farmers to culture indigo. Don't lament for Oldham and Burney, my friend, those are just small pieces of lands- remember how you Europeans grabbed the whole Indian subcontinent, Africa, Australia, North America, South America...

If you have not gone to our country and stole all our wealth, we would not have come to your country today.
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