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From another perspective, muslims in the Western world are suffering

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Submitted by sara (Canada), Feb 14, 2006 at 19:14

The cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed were very offensive.We blame the middle east for the way they react but we have to look at ourselves and see that there are limits with freedom of speech. I agree with freedom of speech but attacking other religions is not FREEDOM OF SPEECH. We accuse the Middle East for their conducts but this whole thing learned us in the West to respect others.I have learned that Islam is not a religion of violence or terrorism.To those saying that, please learn about the religion before judging! But the way some muslims reacted around the world was exaggerated. Please understand that not all of us have reacted in a violent way but the newspapers and tv shows are doing a great job to blow things out of proportion by depicting all muslims as being terrorists .

Anyways my point is that being violent has nothing to do with religion. People like Bin Laden are using the religion to justify their actions that's all.

What's unfortunate is that the people who will be suffering from what happened are the innocent muslims living in the Western world .Unfortunately,muslim immigrants, like me, can expect in the future to be discriminated even more and i think no one understands the real pain of that. To feel you're not accepted is worst than ever.Muslims in the Western world know that living a good life with be no longer possible.
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