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Islam is Peace

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Submitted by Wesley Clark, MD (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 00:30

When the Caliphate has taken over the world, and all peoples are subject to Islam, there will be no more free press, no more cartoons -- Osama's plan, and his dream.

We try to live by a different ideal: the freedom of each human to make up his own mind, and sometimes to make up jokes about those with whom he disagrees, particularly when their ideas are so flagrantly absurd.

Voltaire said it hundreds of years ago: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Every person who believes in freedom must defend the right of the press to publish the cartoons, which was an effort to demonstrate the underlying bias and fear of Muslim anger.

Predictably, Muslims were so offended by the notion that they are violent, that they rioted, burned flags and embassies, and murdered, to show what a peaceful people they really are.

Regrettably, our "leaders" still believe that "Islam is peace", and clearly have never read the Quran, or the newspapers.
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