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Not just the violence...

Reader comment on item: "[Symposium] On the Strip: Where To Go from Gaza?"

Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Jul 4, 2006 at 14:44

The problem is far worse and far more difficult to resolve than simply having to deal with "violence." (yes, right now it appears that with far too many Arabs their only thoughts are ones of violence -- launching murderous attacks, going on jihad, murdering all and sundry who express a difference of opinion, etc.)

I would suggest that even if one could wave a magic wand and all Arabs/Muslims were suddenly rendered "pacifists" there would still be a problem. It's what others have noted on these discussion forums -- it's their non reverence for truth; it's their obsession with religious fantasy worlds; it's their treatment of women and minorities; it's their unrelenting hatred of Israel; it's their disregard for separating politics from religion -- it goes on and on. So, what's going to happen to our western, democratic societies when we get the Islamic revisionists into our university history programs; when we get Islamist jurists, lawyers, judges in the judiciatry; what happens when we get Islamists controlling school boards, media outlets (the BBC comes to mind); Islamists elected as mayors; serving on refugee boards, etc, etc. hmm? What happens?

This is as dangerous (if not more so) as any "terrorist" attack.


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