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Wild Wild West..thank you

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: The Two-Edged Sword of Islam

Submitted by Danish/American (United States), Mar 7, 2006 at 18:35

Thank you for the comment Wild Wild West.

Let me ask you, how many of these countries that were bombed were at war with the United States? Were any of these war over drawings? Over religion? I do not approve of war but to think it will go away is just ridiculous. It is part of humanity. And are these victims of the bombings one hundred percent innocent? Did the Americans strike for absolutly no reason? Or did they strike for an insane reason such as drawings?

I had no problems with muslims even after 9/11. I just passed it off as a bunch of mindless followers of the Taliban or Al queda. But the deaths over drawings are a bit extreme don't you think? What if Jews started murdering over caricatures drawn of them? I have seen some of the muslim artwork of Jews..not very polite are they? And muslims in Nigeria, murdering Christians over drawings and burning..what was it, the East German flag? Not only unacceptable but very ignorant.

I will not pretend to know why the wars are started, my father served in the Army for 30 years and I am proud of him. A soldier may follow what his countries' leaders tell him to even if he does not believe in his heart it is a worthy cause. That is his job as a soldier. But these killings are not ordered from any country leaders, they are demanded by some crazy Imams, and carried thorugh by a bunch of sheep who have more than likely not seen what the drawings were burning flags of countries that no longer exist, burning the SWISS flag I saw last week, just plain uneducated ignorance is what we see here, but yet we are supposed to listen to the rantings of idiots...brainwashed or just plain lunatics..call it what you will.

There is no religion on earth that kills people over drawings in this day and age..I do not understand a god who would be proud of his followers being so far behind in the times. I am sure by your writings you are sensible and not hell bent on war like Libyan and others who think like him. And I said this is how I feel right now, I do not like feeling this way and I am trying to understand your religion. Just to let you know how much I want to understand, I really don't know anything about Christianity but am learning more on Islam each day.

Peace be with you and yours..and please no disrespect meant in anything I have written, I am really just trying to understand it all.

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