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

Submitted by rick (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 13:39

If the protests are a true reflection of the Muslim world ( regardless of the story behind these cartoons) ,which is in fact a rejection of Western values of free speech, a free press, a distinction between government and media, the right to poke fun at religions, etc., then co-existence at this time is impossible and a re-evaulation of realtionships with Muslims is necessary.

Certain foreign nations may find it politically profitable to allow mobs to ransack, burn and destroy Western embassies, businesses and attack Westerners themselves on their streets.

Such action requires a recall of ambassadors and for an end to diplomatic relations with those nations. Western businesses may have to curtail or stop altogether their doing business in such nations. It also calls for an end to aid to those nations and a tightening up of emigration from those countries. Why subsidize countries which ransack your embassy and threaten your nationals?

As for the right of Muslims who reject Western values to migrate and to reside in Western nations needs to be addressed. Explusion of fundamentist immans and others will be necessary. These people offer nothing positive to Western nations and in fact work against the principles upon which these nations are founded. If they want to wage a campaign of intolerance and hate then let them do so from their countries of origin.

Just as these cartoons cannot be allowed in Muslim nations, these Muslims cannot be allowed in Western nations. Forced deportation will clear the air very quickly and then we will see if in fact this is a reflection of the Muslim populations at large or only a manipulated minority.

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