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Oh, George!

Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East

Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Mar 21, 2006 at 14:12


It's 5 years on, and you still don't understand. You make that crystal clear when you signed off on misguided statements like:

"...the Middle East ... 'continues to command the world's attention" BECAUSE [my emph.,] for too long, many of its countries "have suffered from a freedom deficit. Repression has fostered corruption, imbalanced or stagnant economies, political resentments, regional conflicts, and religious extremism'."

But why, then, do Muslims who come to the West and no longer suffer this "deficit" engage in activities that are harmful to their benefactors? When they should be organizing and acting to end oppression at home, they instead seek to establish it here. They want to establish their sharia-law, the source of that oppression, which is rooted in Islam and which justifies the murder of anyone who doesn't conform to it's twisted pseudo-morality, as with Abdul Rahman:
If a "freedom deficit" were really the problem, on coming here they would eagerly grasp the opportunity to solve it, not make it worse.

I agree with what appears to be the general assessment of Dr. Pipes and co., in "Victory For Terror?"

...that we are hamstrung in our efforts to prosecute the "war on terror" due to serious misconceptions in who are the enemy, and what our goals should be.

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