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"Islamic" terrorism

Reader comment on item: [Naveed Haq and] "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" in Seattle

Submitted by Senna (United States), Aug 22, 2006 at 07:49

"Mr. Haq drank alcohol at a bar alone and joined social-networking websites. His rap sheet consisted of a pending lewd conduct charge for having unzipped his pants in March at a shopping mall and exposed himself to young women. He has been in and out of courts to deal with such matters as traffic violations and unemployment benefits. Most surprising of all, he was baptized into the Word of Faith Church last December, but returned to Islam shortly thereafter."

He was obviously not a very good Muslim, now was he? This looks more like it had to do with his own psychological issues, not with the fact that he was a Muslim. This is just being blown out of proportion because he called himself a Muslim; if he said he was Christian or Buddhist or whatever else, no one would pay any attention.

There are terrorists that aren't Muslims - remember the Oklahoma City bombings? Does that mean that all white males should be scrutinized as well?

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