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Re: Those who have eyes

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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Sep 13, 2006 at 23:39

L.L. Hahn, here is my response to your query which you communicated thusly: Besides I have to admit I do not understand your comment, David. Although I read it twice. Why and how do Muslims pick up "where hammer and sickle" deformed souls left off? And what has all this got to do with immigration? When it comes to man's inhumanity to man, those who were identified by the hammer and sickle (which is the most easily recognized symbol of Communism) were very brutal. Freed prisoners like Natan Sharansky, Vladimir Bukovsky, Irina Ratushkinskaya are capable of communicating how inhumane people can treat other people.

How? Because they were on the receiving end of inhumanity from the government of the Soviet Union. The inhumanity that is dished out by governments which have majority Muslim governments goes beyond what former Communist governments dished out. So, what does this have to do with immigration? Mainly this: governments which have brutal human rights records like Saudi Arabia and Iran are setting the pace of what it means to be Muslim. Those in other lands are paralyzed by the violence and inhumanity meted out. Which leads to this: frankly the dominant form of Islam thereby (by default) is the variant which is willing to shed blood, and lots of it. Which contributes to the radicalization of Muslim populations outside of Iran and Saudi Arabia.


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