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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Mar 7, 2006 at 03:50

Dear Bader,

I am prepared to acknowledge that there are Christian terrorists and Hindu terrorists. Even within the Jewish faith, there are people who use violence. The IRA was a terrorist organization. There are violent Hindus. I am not saying that all Muslims are terrorists.

But the magnitude of Islamic terrorism is incredible. You cannot compare violent Hindus with violent Muslims. Even the most appalling action committed by Hindus is dwarfed by 9-11, Bali, Madrid, London and Beslan. There are Christian terrorists, but they are dwarfed by the actions of Islamic terrorists.

I disagree with your statement that "a terrorist act is a terrorist act whether it kills one person or 1,000 persons". It is not the same. If only one person had died on 9-11, the situation would be different. I am ignorant about Hindu-Muslim relations. You complain about Hindu violence, and rightly so. I wonder what happens to Hindus in Muslim Pakistan. What happens to Christians (Catholics and Protestants), Jews, Hinus and Buddhists in Islamic nations? Answer that question. Then, we can talk about violent Hindus.
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