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in response to reader comment: Maggie4Life - the pendulum will swing to the other extreme

Submitted by Maggie4life (Australia), Oct 1, 2006 at 22:23


I agree with the thrust of what you are saying. Based upon your name, I am betting that you come from perhaps India, and that you know people who have been forced to embrace Islam.

I know one Indian male who fits this very description. He is definitely not embracing the violence that we see erupting everywhere, because of some childish tantrum throwing. I also know one Afghan Muslim woman, and likewise she does not endorse the violence, and she has stated that she does not endorse the violence. There are others who are like her. One of my friends has Iranian neighbours, and it is the Iranians who came to their assistance recently. Considering that the older members of that family accompanied my friend to a morning Mass, I suspect that they too, do not endorse the violence, and if they were allowed, I bet that they would convert to Christianity.

One of the most wicked aspects of Islam, is the way in which the leaders of Islamic countries refuse the Christians permission to build their churches, and to worship in peace. What is more wicked, is the way in which young Muslim men and women who were forced into joining Islam in the first place are condemned to death for converting to Christianity. The greatest evil is the way in which lies are told about the young Christians by their fellow Muslim villagers, so that the Christian is either severely punished or put to death on trumped up charges.

The west seems to be very deaf when it comes to such stories. They are failing to respond to the loss of human rights of the Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindu, Jains etc in Muslim countries. The Copts in Egypt are amongst the most persecuted in the world. The left wing in the west do not care about such things. They are more concerned about the criminals who are in Guantanamo Bay than about the innocent who are being tortured to death in Islamic countries.

There is a real need for a wake up call, and I truly hope that the pendulum will not swing too far to the other extreme. We do not need the violence.

Keep up the thoughtful responses.


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