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Submitted by Pro-Israeli Democrat (United States), Jun 8, 2006 at 08:55

But should ALL Arabs and Muslims suffer just for being Arabs and Muslims? Should we stop being democratic because of terrorism? Communism didn't turn us into an authoritarian state in which there was such a thing as "second class" citizens. Neither should this, and if that is the case, then it would be hard for freedom lovers like myself to be proud Americans. EVERYONE is equal, and as a Jew, if I were to agree with making Arabs and Muslims second-class citizens [in, of all place, the land of the free...and as an American I truly believe that], then that would be the ultimate act of hypocrisy. I would not want what happened to us in Europe during the 1930s to happen to another group a second time.

Yes: there is a war on terror that has to be fought properly [by crushing the Saudi and Pakistani terror jihadist network, not by invading secular Iraq and making Iran the victor, for it owns the Shias there]. Yes: we are not fighting some nameless terror; we are fighting MILITANT Islam, and that should be known to the world. Yes: I support Denmark in its struggle for free speech. Yes: I support Israel in its struggle for universal acceptance and existence. But should ALL Muslims suffer for harboring political sentiments that the rest of us do not necessarily agree with: absolutely not. Disagreement is the essence of democracy. America has been the freest country in the world for over two centuries. Let it stay that way.

ENOUGH calls for Muslim internment [although detective work in Muslim communities IS necessary]. ENOUGH calls for a nuclear attack on Mecca [for that is a great way to make worldwide jihad a thousand times worse]. ENOUGH Savage. ENOUGH Spencer. ENOUGH Coulter ENOUGH Robertson ENOUGH Falwell....all are radical right wing pundits with a militant Christian agenda of their own. They are hardly defenders of secular Democracy. We have to be better than that. We need more Theo Van Goghs. Muslims need more Irshad Manjis.

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