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Sidda: common sense

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

Submitted by Gabriel Grosso (Italy), Feb 19, 2006 at 16:21

Thanks, Sidda. No, I don't feel guilty for my "breakdown in communication with Amir". The way he talks to people is no good. I understand the differences between Europe and the USA when it comes to this particular issue.

The nature of the "problem"changes, the people change etc. etc. In Europe, immigration is a taboo topic, something you are not suppoused to talk about. If you say the wrong thing, they call you a "racist" and your reputation is ruined. Of course, you might not be a racist, but you will not get your reputation back.

I agree with everything you have said about border-control. And it does not matter if people come from Mexico (as in the case of the USA) or Muslim countries (as in the case of Europe). Yes, I agree with what you have said. I am sure you are an open-minded person and you are not racist at all. I am sure you get along with people of all racial backgrounds. All you want is security. It is not racism, it is just common sense.

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