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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?

Submitted by Richard (United States), Feb 17, 2006 at 21:08

Since the publication of a silly cartoon in Europe of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb shaped headdress, muslims around the world have been burning buildings and cars, throwing rocks and chanting anti-western slogans. Someone even went as far as to place a One Million Dollar bounty on the head of the artist.

Even though I do not agree with mocking a religious Icon such as Muhammad or Jesus, this whole situation in Europe has gotten way out of hand. It is almost as if we are having to deal with a bunch of children who got their favorite toy taken away.

I remember not even a year after 9/11 seeing on television and in magazines, pictures of young chilren from Muslim countries wearing shirts. On these shirts were a pictures of Osama Bin Laden and in the background was a picture showing a plane crashing into one of the world trade centers. Grown adults are allowing their children to glorify the death of thousands of innocent lives, however they are bitterly angry over a cartoon?

One of the pictures I saw was from Indonesia. Wasn't there a major disaster involving a Tsunami in which over 220,000 people lost their lives? These same people were bitching that the US did not send enough relief workers, send enough money or act quick enough. Why did we do anything at all?

They want to glorify the destruction of our country, however they want our aid when they are in need. Where was our aid after 9/11, where was our aid after Hurricane Katrina? We are always left to fend for ourselves. I, and hundreds of thousands of other americans are getting tired of fitting the bill to be the worlds' backbone, then getting spit in our faces as soon as they get what they want.

I know I cannot be the only one to feel this way!!

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