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in response to reader comment: From another perspective, muslims in the Western world are suffering

Submitted by Sidda (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 20:58

Sara, it is true. If the "moderate" Muslims do not speak out forcefully against the extremists who have dominated them in recent years, things will not go well for them. Especially if the terrorists succeed in pulling off more attacks against America and other Western countries. After 9/11 Americans were very mild in their response towards Muslims; there was not much backlash. But that could change if there are more attacks. Act now to take back your faith while there is still time. I cannot know what will happen in Europe, but I know America. There will NEVER be Sharia law in America.

On the subject of the cartoons, in the Middle East Christians and Jews are slandered daily in newspapers and by imams in the mosques. They are called apes and pigs. Why do Muslims think that they are special? Why do they think they can write and say anything they want about others, but become so offended when the tables are turned even a little?

I have seen the cartoons; they are very mild and only illustrate the connection between Islam and terrorism that we see around the world. You should be angry at those who perpetrate the terrorism in the name of Islam more than the cartoons. It may not be permissible for Muslims to draw pictures of the prophet or to criticize Islam. Those of us who are not Muslim are not subject to those prohibitions; we do not live under Islamic law in the West.

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