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My answer to Richard the Lion Heart

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: Reply for Nicholas and Jeremy -The parable of the flying goat-

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Feb 24, 2006 at 02:12

"Islam needs a reinassance, like Europe in the 17th century". Foreget that: it wouldn't happen in a month of Sundays. You talk about "the insensitivity of Harrak and Amir". That is a euphemism. "You guys live in the West and you enjoy the freedom and opportunities that it offers". Exactly. I don't know where the gentlemen in question are based: they won't tell us. But, I can tell you that there are 20 million Muslims in Europe and that some of them should go back to the Middle East. "The best option is for them to enjoy freedom and opportunities in their own countries". That's correct... In any case, these people will never change, so don't even bother asking. The only think to do is to buy them a one-way ticket for the Middle East. Notice that Amir does not talk anymore. This suggestion to go back to the Middle East must have had an impact on him. I hope so, at least.

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