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Submitted by No Dhimmi (United States), Jul 5, 2006 at 11:46

The Vatican has been well aware of the plight of Christians and other non-muslims in Muslim countries. The quiet diplomacy and "turn the other cheek" approach have not worked. The plight of Christians is getting worse. Visit the websites of Voice of the Martyr, Christian Solidarity International, International Christian Concern, The Barnabus Fund and others and you will read that discrimmination and even deaths have increased. I'm glad to see that they are becoming more vocal and hopefully will continue to be. I believe that lay Christians and other non-muslims a like will have to raise their voices too. There should be reciprocity. Muslims can immigrate to the West and US and build mosques, islamic cultural centers, and schools.

However the same cannot be said of Christians and other non-muslims living in predominately muslim countries. I would not advocate limiting such construction by muslims because it is contrary to our belief in freedom of religion. I would encourage Christians and non-muslims to contact their Congressman and Senators requiring that the amount of foreign aid given to some of these muslim countries be tied to freedom of religion in those countries and be measured in tangible ways like the construction of new places of worship, schools, and cultural centers. I believe that Christian, Jewish, Hindu and other non-muslim religious organizations alike should approach organizations like CAIR, ISNA, WAMY and other muslim groups to state their views on reciprocity.

I'm not holding my breath that reciprocity will occur anytime soon or if at all. Why, because Islam views the world as either or. You are either a believer, a muslim or a non-believer, a kaffir. There is an inherent sense of superiority because Islam teaches it's followers that every other religion or belief system is wrong and it is right. The Qur'an itself says that no other religion should be worshipped except Islam. There is no equality in Islam if you are not a muslim. To have reciprocity, you have to have equality. It does not exist. The concept of Dhimmitude is the perfect example. Christians and Jews relegated to second-class citizenship, religious apartheid. Jizya, "the protection tax" it is nothing but religious extortion. If you read the section of Sharia that deals with Jizya, the money doesn't go back into the "Kaffir" community. It goes to serve muslims. The worst yet is calling Jews the decendants of monkeys and pigs and Christians unclean. Do you hear that? It is the sound of the "clash" getting louder.

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