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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
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Submitted by Vicki (Canada), Jun 27, 2006 at 23:13

I find it interesting that because I don't hate Muslims you assume that I can't be American... although stereotyping does seem to be your cup of tea.

In response to your "do your homework about Islam" I've read the Qu'ran so I can say with some conviction that extremist views are not supported in the Qu'ran, or at least not in my interpretation of it's text. It's a well known fact that every Holy piece of literature is open to thousands of interpretations, all depending on the reader. I know Christian women that feel the Bible tells them to be subservient to men while other Christian women disagree with this notion.... Therefore the beliefs of some Christian people cannot be assumed to be the beliefs of all Christian people, and the same in true of Muslims.

I do believe we should protect ourselves, but it is ignorant to assume that the acts of a few extremists are the views of every single practitioner of the Muslim faith. If you can't see that, then you are so consumed with hate you've lost your perspective. Unlike the Nazis however, you will not be able to look back in 10 years and blame your misguided murder on a psychopath... no, you will have only yourself to answer to. Vicki


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