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

Submitted by Jeremy (United States), Feb 19, 2006 at 00:11

I have seen people here defending the actions of the islamic faith. I have seen people comparing muslim terrorism to Abu Ghraib. I have seen people post that the west is no better than muslim extremists because of Pat Robertson and the biblical book of Exodus.

I would like to make a point. The point is that if muslims only had Abu Ghraib and Pat Robertson to worry about, then the West would have little to argue.

Are you actually trying to compare DAILY murders, violence, beatings, abductions, bombings, flag burning, beheadings, and various other childish tantrums to the comments of an idiot like Pat Robertson? Are you actually trying to tell people that they're one and the same? If Christians traipsed around abducting and beheading random "infidels", they would be despised the world over, much as muslims are becoming today.

While the actions of a "few extremist" (I use the term with a great deal of sarcasm) muslims may not define the the doctrine of the muslim faith, I find the inaction of the "voiceless moderates" to be nothing short of condonement, if not outright support. In contrast, Pat Robertson is viewed by almost all Christians for what he really is: a non-representative media personality with a big mouth. Also, the recent re-publication of Abu Ghraib photos should attest to the West's disgust and embarrassment of the actions commited by our own people. The differences here are frequency and humility; the West is embarassed by these FEW atrocities, whereas the families of muslim suicide bombers are financially rewarded by the state!

Muslims can defend and defend and defend their barbaric actions with what little they can find, but until muslim people EARN respect for their faith, they will RECEIVE no respect.

Muslims are offended by cartoons?
Well, I'm offended by islam.

-J.
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