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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Makes me physically ill

Submitted by GOD SAVE THE QUEEN (United Kingdom), Feb 16, 2006 at 12:48

I am not a Muslim, or a Jew, or a Christian or from any other religious denomination you can think of. I am a man, an English man and proud of it.

I enjoy the rights and values of democratic society, free speech, the freedom to choose where I go, what I do or when I do it within the law of the land. And I respect the next person's rights to do the same whatever colour or creed they may be.

I do not believe in any religion or god or prophet, I believe you create and control your life and future yourself. There is no divine intervention guiding and controlling your future.

If I didn't like living in this town, county or even country I have the right to leave. And so have all the people who bad mouth our fine nation. As it is I love my country and would never leave or desert her either in times of peace or conflict.

Have a think about this one if you could stop for a minute and pretend religion didn't exist, just wipe it from all memory, how many conflicts or wars could you say never happened in the whole of history? How would the world look like today? How many millions of people throughout history have died in the name or the hatred of one god or another?

It's quite a lot isn't it? Now ask yourself was it all worth it? I personally don't think that it was.

I think religion itself drives people to extremes, religion does not give you the right to behave as you like, and it doesn't give you the right to kill or maim people with bombs and planes. Suicide bombers, what's all that about? I'm going to blow myself up and take as many people as I can with me. If you step back and think about it, it doesn't make any sense. What have they really achieved apart from killing people and not facing the consequences of law?

The solution is simple to me if there are groups of people who don't like it here then go somewhere else where you can behave as you want. I cant for one minute imagine dragging my family half way around the world to live where I hate the way of life, the people and the place.

Although I quite fancy moving to somewhere in the middle east, building an Anglican church, starting up a chain of english corner shops and taking over half of any one of the major cities. Then I think I might force my way of life on the locals, our offspring could then run rampage on most weeknights fighting with the locals etc.

Maybe then there would be no go areas for the natives at night, they would have to stay in fear that if they dared to say or do anything against the ever growing white Anglo Saxon population there would be hell to pay.

Maybe something like what we all saw in London the other week.

Makes you think doesn't it –

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