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

Submitted by Janet Sidewater (United States), Sep 3, 2006 at 18:35

Only on the West Coast do you find Starbucks as a facilitator to a rapid police response. Is it the lack of donuts on their menu? When will all Americans learn that it isn't the individual we need to focus on but the culture of radical islamic fundamentalism and the irrational hatred and destruction it creates within every individual that embraces it.

The "Moderate" Muslim community also needs to do its part in denouncing radical islam, or does it even exist? This particular instance is a rather sad commentary on a disturbed young man that out of all of his mangled messages and tangled thoughts the only action to bring a solution was to kill jews. Prior to his rampage, where were his parents? Where was his spiritual community? Where did he learn to that somehow killing jews would set everything straight? From my experience, Psychosis does not cause antisemitism.


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