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Well said Safraz, but I disagree

Reader comment on item: More on Those Alcohol-shy Taxi Drivers
in response to reader comment: Reply to "Moderate Muslim"

Submitted by caleb white (Israel), Oct 17, 2006 at 03:09

I certainly agree with you that if it bleeds it leads. This is true no matter the subject matter, whether it be a car accident versus the birth of puppies or Yays versus Nays in Islamic fundamentalism. However, if the information is not readily available to the public for whatever reason (Vast right wing conspiracy or left wing(depends on your perspective)), the moderate muslim will pay for it in the long run.

You have to admit that there are people out there trying to kill us using any means necessary. Why is it that the biggest mouths from the Muslim community you hear after such attacks or attempts that fail, are civil rights groups asserting that because of these attacks we need to be more understanding of muslim sensibilities and their culture? Why are the rights of muslims being defended so vehemently? If the IRA was still active and performing worldwide terror such as seen today, I would expect to be singled out for closer scrutiny since my origins are Irish/Scottish. I wouldn't like it, but my freedom of convenience is less important that someone else's freedom to live.

Whether or not there are quieter mouths out there protesting and are not being heard, for whatever reason, is not my problem. It is your problem. You are the one that will be segregated and scrutinized when that attack on American soil occurs again. The American government will not have an option to do otherwise. So whatever the reason is for the lack of information disemmination you as a muslim needs to be finding away for that voice to be heard.

As for fear, are you actually afraid to fly or use the subway? Does it stop you from using these modes of transportation? You are more likely to get hit by a car crossing the street than be one caught in a terrorist attack. Fear is not an option. Terrorists have already succeeded if you let fear into your mind. Vigilence is what is required, not fear.



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