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I agree Nabil....

Reader comment on item: [Naveed Haq and] "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" in Seattle
in response to reader comment: To PCMadness: Good point

Submitted by PCMadness (New Zealand), Aug 31, 2006 at 02:20

Hey Nabil,

I agree wholeheartedly.

"the problems that Muslims and other "minority" groups face here in the West with regard to social integration has little or nothing to do with "discrimination" on the basis of race and/or religion and everything to do with culture and attitudes."

Exactly, if anything there is positive discrimination in favour of minority groups in the UK, THAT is wrong and I hate to say it quite often at the expense of the natives. That is causing an upswell of resentment.

"I reconciled being a Muslim with living and working in the USA among Americans quite a few years ago and wouldn't have it any other way, as long as God allows me. At the same time, I attend Friday prayers at my local mosque, but my prayers are only for God and not for the local imam."

I really wish the majority of Muslims held the same values.

"You are right when you say that Muslims in the West need to be willing to integrate into civil society and take the initiative when it comes to rooting out potential terrorists from within their communities. It is unfortunate that many Muslims, even those here in the West, see Westerners as "corrupt and immoral", and this concept has been driven home not only by ignorant, hate-filled mullahs "

This is my biggest bug bear. No one is taking away any rights of Muslims, or anyone for that matter to practice their religion. In fact they have more rights than they could possibly have in their countries of origin. You see, it appears that anything western is seen as immoral and corrupt, such as billboards advertising booze or bikini clad girls, or nudity in TV. Some of it probably is. But the thing is you have a CHOICE whether or not to be involved in such things. Ignore it if you disagree with it. No one is making muslim kids drink or have sex or whatever, but that appears to be the argument of many of these groups. It seems to me that Muslims are scared to death of loosing control. Why??? My parents brought me up, taught me right from wrong. I didn't drink, I didn't smoke, I wasn't promiscuous. Why can't these idiots do the same????

If there is a billboard near a mosque....tough ....get over it!!!!

I admit I am losing patience, I admit ,as a result I am more likely to discriminate against muslims.... THIS is NOT the way I was brought up and it does not sit right with me. BUT if things don't start to change I will take this stance for mine and my families survival, and survival of our way of life, our culture, because that is what is under threat. To me this sounds awful, but if needs must............

Get the message out there Nabil....you talk so much sense.


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