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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: Catch-22

Submitted by Gabriel Grosso (Italy), Feb 15, 2006 at 05:21

Some people want "Western life to be exterminated". "They also want the West to suffer in poverty at their hands". In that case, we need to control our borders a bit better than we do now. In Europe, talk of border control is often accompanied by name calling. If you say that, then you are "anti-immigration", "xenophobic", "right-wing" etc., etc. That is simply not true. This is a way of killing the debate. "I am afraid that until they see us suffer, they will never be satisfied".

Back to my previous point: Western countries need to control their borders. It might not be very tolerant, but that is the only way to guarantee our own security. "They might want that prosperity, but having it is not enough". Yes, there are people who want to hurt us. Therefore, our countries need to patrol their borders a bit better. Then, people will call us "racists", "bigots", "narrow-minded" etc. That is not true. But, some people don't care about the truth. I am sure people from the Middle East are decent and hard-working. The Middle East has got one of the most interesting cultures on earth. But, at the moment, we need to be vigilant.

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