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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
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Submitted by Vicki (Canada), Jun 28, 2006 at 23:04

I choose to respond to your posts because from what I've read there are a lot of people who agree with your view... which seems to be "If Muslims can't live in peace with the rest of the world then they won't be permitted to live at all." I know plenty of Muslims who live in peace within our country. They respect all other religious denominations and are some of the most compassionate people I know. They also live in fear from ignorant people such as yourself who seem to believe they all harbor the belief that suicide bombing and terrorism are accepted measures.

Not a single one of them agree with the attacks of September 11th, but they all pay for it through your acts of racism and prejudice. I agree with you 100% that the Catholic Church recognized the problems of some of its priests, but during that time did we all determine that exterminating every single Catholic would be the only way to fix the problem? No. And did we say that molestation occured because that's what the Bible taught? No. So how is it fair to say that the acts of a few extremists are indicitive of the Qu'ran's teachings? Can you not see the hypocrisy of this? To say that all Muslims agree with terrorism and murder, would be like to say all Catholics agree with rape and child abuse. We cannot single out an entire group based on the actions of a few. And just in case we've all forgotten, the terrorists who attacked on September 11th were laypeople of the faith, rapes in the Catholic Church were committed by the priests, people who had been ordained and recognized by the Church. The terrorists were not represented members of the faith, the priests were. But no one questions the teachings of the Bible, and it would be more of a mistake to judge the Qu'ran based on terrorist actions.



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