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East is East and West is West

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

Submitted by basha (United States), Feb 15, 2006 at 10:44

A British Poet said once: East is East and West is West and the twain will never meet. I wondered when I first read this, but as I observe the current world events, I am more convinced that East is East and West is West.

The people in the Muslim world are victims of their corrupted governments. They live in total poverty whereas their rulers live in palaces; they have almost no jobs and their governments do not care; they have all kinds of health problems and their government officials are treated in the West etc. So in order to divert the attention of their citizens from the inhuman conditions they are living under, they direct their attention towards religion.

The governments are very clever so they divide their citizens against each others. In a majority of Sunni countries like Egypt and Syria, the government create a rift between Muslims and Christians; in countries where the Sunnis and the Sheits live the governments invite clashes between them and so on and so forth. The governments do not care about Islam; they care about how to stay in power. I do not think that Mubarak of Egypt, Kadafi, or any ruler cares about Islam. They use religion as a toy to divert the attention of their citizen from the sad conditions they are living under to something else.

I invite all Muslims, Christians, Kurds, non believers to join hands together to face the tyranny of their rulers who are using them as toys. Face them and know that regardless of their religion, each one of us will face the Creator and the person whether Muslim, Christian, Jew will have to account for their deeds. Killing each other is what the corrupted rulers want you to do not what is the Almighty God is asking us to do. The rulers use you to stay in power.

Live with your brothers/sisters, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Kurds non believer live in peace and take of your families and open to the world. The rulers want to isolate you from the rest of the world so that they can make slaves out of you and strengthen their hold on you.

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