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Do we need Islamic countries?

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]

Submitted by Laina Farhat-Holzman (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 12:35

Aside from oil, I can't think of a single thing that we need from the Muslim world. If they wish to behave in such a way that they withdraw from us and we fear visiting them, the loss will be theirs. They are already at the bottom of the list of accomplishments. Why should we care?
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