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Immigrate or emmigrate?

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Submitted by Abdul Rahman Reijerink (Australia), May 28, 2006 at 11:45

I don't mean to pick on you because you have your language all wrong, but immigrate means to migrate into, so Muslims cannot immigrate from muslim lands... it just does not make sense... like much else of what you say.

The connection you see in the letter and your thesis staggers my imagination. Am I to assume (unfairly) that because of your "name" that you smoke heaps of pot and that is why you see conspiracy where none exists?

Also, why the conflation (mixing together two seperate ideas) between muslims and arab emmigration, last i looked, in my country (Australia), most of the Lebanese immigrants are actually Christian. Many of the Muslim immigrants here aren't even Arab, but Indian/Pakistani like my wife, and I am Germano-Celt, and never migrated anywhere except around my own city of birth. In fact Arabs account for only 14% of all Muslims.

Personally, I'd prefer to live in the US or Australia than in states like Egypt and Turkey that have governments propped up by uncle sam (with your tax money... now doesn't that annoy you) and oppress their own citizens with torture etc to stay in power, so if I lived there, I'd emmigrate too. So why don't you lobby to end that fraud and maybe they'd stay in Egypt.

We are not a monolithic (solidly uniform throughout) faith, so whatever crazy ideas you can pin on some of us, please leave the rest of us alone.

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