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1 Million Dollar reward to remain silent

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Submitted by Julia (United States), Feb 17, 2006 at 13:03

Maulana Yousef Qureshi, a cleric in Peshawar in Northern Pakistan, Offered 1 million dollars for the death of the cartoonist of the Mohammad comics. This, from a religion of peace and understanding?

In quoting Qureshi "If the West can place a bounty on Osama bin Laden ... we can also announce reward for killing the man who has caused this sacrilege of the holy prophet," Evidently the cleric was not aware there were 12 cartoonists. He probably skipped over that article in the Jihad Times Cookbook in favor of the more highly popular "Osama where are you now?"

I see no semblance in comparing a CONFIRMED murderer as Osama bin Laden to that of a group of artists drawings (yes, drawings) of a cartoon on a piece of paper. It would be infantile to assume anything otherwise.

All over this blog I have read from several people that Islam is a peaceful religion and only a few minority sects are to blame for the violence that is done in its name. I wonder is there anyway to de-program their brainwashing? It is obvious to me that from birth they are indoctrinated into a faith of self-destruction. Islam claims peace and loving but exude hate and disorder. I hear the stories of the silent Muslims who never cause any trouble and blame it on the other guy. The ones like Qureshi who give Islam a terrorists voice are the ones who the world sees and hears. Well the silent man is the one to fear the most. The one who sits in wait, like a preying mantis stalking its prey. Its time for the silent Muslim majority to step forward and denounce the true radicals that have hi-jacked your religion, and that is your own kind. You will NEVER be accepted as civilized or respected as a true religion if you do not act.

But with people like Qureshi offering 1 million dollars to betray your faith I am willing to bet that 1 million dollars you choose to remain silent.

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