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We judge Muslims with western eyes

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in response to reader comment: A challenge for Pat, Howard, hr and Pagan BIBLE and VIOLENCE (thanks Amir)

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Feb 25, 2006 at 13:31

We always think that 99% of Muslims are moderate and that the fanatics are 1%. We assume that we can talk to Middle Eastern people and have open-ended debated with them. We think they will change and stop violence. We think 20,000,000 European Muslims will integrate into European society. We think violence is temporary and we can isolate the violent elements. We think we will prevail thanks to the moderates. We think Middle Eastern people will become more tolerant once their rights are respected. We will learn the hard way. Europe will become Muslim by the turn of the century. It is a matter of time. Or maybe not? Maybe we can still do something about it.......
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