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Reader comment on item: Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict

Submitted by Ed Melik (United States), Oct 1, 2006 at 04:16

In response to TTS: Well done. I think this kind of frenzy and hate mongering will only exacerbate the situation. Whatever the Islam according to your perception may be, will be around as it has been through the history. However, before Islam, we were using same and often worse adjectives for Russian communists and how they were bent over backwards to take over the world. Then we saw the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. And then suddenly the 9/11 that changed the world and suddenly within last 10 years Islam suddenly became the worse nightmare for the world. It sure spring out of the blue in such a short time frame despite the fact that Islam has been around for almost 1500 years with population of 1.3 billion people. How are we to wipe all the 1.3 billion Muslims out to keep the world safe? What happens after the Muslims are gone? Who would we find to demonize and eradicate the next villain? This is a vicious cycle of dooms day thinkers and hate mongers.

To address to the root of the problems we are concocting a quick fix panacea. There will be no such thing. It is our doing that has come to haunt us now. If the West would have not exploited the masses of Asia, Africa, Central and South America this would've happened. While we enjoyed the highest standards of living at the cost of third world country by selling them over-price items and abusing their economies by lending them the money we knew they can't return while subsidizing the killing machines of their tyrant leaders without any concerns that one day their persecuted poor masses would look at us - "the civilized world" for justice where justice is nothing but a mockery when it comes to render it for these helpless masses who are victimized directly through our misguided foreign policies.

Those special interest groups beating the drums of hate against all the Muslims (moderates and extremists both) have a special agenda. But once these slime bags are exposed, there won't be a rock found where these destructive evil doers will be able to hide.

This frantic anti-Islamic wind that is blowing so hard at the present time would eventually subside like the winds of bigger and worse incidents of mankind's history only to face yet another bigger monster that awaits us for we are always in the making of some kind of a disaster after another.

I hope that sooner than later this kind of hate mongering and inciteful slogans and home spun scary tactics of the special interest groups will end so we can get back to taking care of our decaying plant before its too late for all religions may it be Islam or otherwise.

There are no quick-fix solutions to any Islamic or non-Islamic problems. So keep beating the drums of hate to incite more hatered and drive this wedge of distrust and intolerance so the hope for a peacful soultion to this and other problems facing the world would keep getting further and further away as our world gets deeper and deeper into this abys of an unending tit-for-tat vicuous cycle. How many more have to die before we get exhausted with our desire to control those who disagree or dislike us.

God help us all.


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