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RESPONSE TO Babatunde K. Abdullah

Reader comment on item: [Beltway Snipers]: Converts to Violence?

Submitted by Heather (United States), Feb 7, 2003 at 19:21

FIRST: You mention that Mr. Muhammad first learned to be a killer from the United States Army.
***It was HIS CHOICE to join the Army in the first place. Our WONDERFUL AND FREE COUNTRY doesn't force their people to fight for what is RIGHT! We join because we BELIEVE that our way of life is the RIGHT way of life and we are willing to FIGHT for it! He was more than happy to take our government's money when the paychecks came, wasn't he?
Second: You mention that the members of the Nation of Islam are not allowed to even carry a pen knife or have no weapon whatsoever.
*** Isn't that because The Nation Of Islam and their OPRESSIVE policies are put in place to subjugate their own people? That pocketknife might just help ward off a beating of a WOMAN! Or, it may PROTECT the act of educating of the people! God (or in your case—Allah) Forbid that your people should have the right to fly a kite or play soccer.
Third: You mention that Mr. Muhammad was a Christian for most of his life.
*** That is NOT True. He could NEVER have been a PRACTICING CHRISTIAN. He probably went through the motions of going to church, but he never absorbed the messages. The teachings of Jesus are teachings of LOVE and compassion. That was never part of his makeup. Where in the Koran is there love?
Fourth: Instead of embracing the opportunities that AMERICA provides for their people, he probably complained because he was too lazy to take advantage of them. It is OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH that allows you to say what you have said. You would NEVER have been able to say such things to SHAME the ISLAMIC government, as you have SHAMED the Americans.
Finally: You mention that Mr. Muhammad (from what I can gather from your indecipherable, run-on sentence) that Islamic people only have to defend themselves from Christians.
It seems funny to me that the same people that are denouncing their American Citizenship are the same people taking ADVANTAGE of the American system. If the Nation of Islam is so WONDERFUL, then go there. Blow up your own people. Swim in oil. Be oppressed. Beat women. Don't play soccer. Tear up the kites. Promote ignorance. .... BUT DON'T DO IT IN AMERICA!

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