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It's true in Canada also......

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Submitted by Kyle Simmers (Canada), Dec 8, 2002 at 17:39

I am a Christian, who never understood why certain, mainly older people, had a great aversion to Jews.....while I did not explicitly encounter this phenomenon in my church, I did encounter it with some Christians in my daily life who felt this way.....I simply could not relate to it.....

Secondly, I lived with a Pakistani for one year in Canada while I was at school, and though he was a nice person, he was a victim to indoctrination.....he despised Jews and the U.S., partly because he thought that Jews controlled American policy....The intolerance in Islam, such as the disgust in Islam for Jews, also resonates among the various sects of Islam. For example, this particular person (a Sunni) constantly belittled other kinds of Muslims, such as Shi'ites. He would say behind his Shi'ite friends that they were not even real Muslims.....this brand of thinking affected his conscience to dislike even some of his own.

I also studied in Canada with some international students from Uzbekistan in Middle Asia, whom I got to know fairly well.....they seemed like genuine and honorable people, yet they abhored Jews, because "they killed Jesus", considered a holy prophet in the Koran. What is sad, dangerous, shocking (you pick the word) is that when I tried to reason with them or at least listen to their argument, they seemed to be filled with indoctrination and hypocrisy. On the one hand they would say that God is great, forgiving, loving, and that we should strive to be the same, yet they would then try to sound reasonable in stating why one should dislike Jews, as if the two contradictory thoughts could co-exist. They could not see beyond their blinding madness.

I was born in Canada and my experience with Canadian Muslims is that they are absolutely anti-Semitic......the margin consists of those Muslims that are not.....

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