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To Richard B.

Reader comment on item: [Naveed Haq and] "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" in Seattle
in response to reader comment: It is a losing battle

Submitted by Nabil Ahmad (United States), Aug 15, 2006 at 19:12

...You're not the first person to say that I'm "brainwashed". I've been called a "traitor" for supporting the Republican Party and siding with George W. Bush on the War on Terror. You, sir, are the one running with his eyes closed and stubbornly hanging on to the view that the only "good" Muslim is an ex-Muslim. I find this argument to be very simplistic, puerile and immature.

Perhaps people like Joseph Stalin and Fidel Castro turned away from Christianity after having studied in seminaries because the Bible was too "violent". Perhaps Karl Marx turned away from Judaism and religion in general for the same reasons. Need I go on?

I live to please no-one but God. I don't have to answer to the likes of you any more than I have to answer to Osama Bin Laden and his minions.

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