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violence and intimidation are shutting us up

Reader comment on item: How to End Terrorism:
in response to reader comment: Tying One Hand - and Perhaps the Stronger Hand - Behind One's Back

Submitted by Mike Woodman (United Kingdom), Dec 7, 2006 at 07:47


I think you're absolutely right that the activities of muslims such as murdering each other, brutalising women and intimidating critics should be discussed far more freely both by politicians and the mainstream media. However, the reason we are not seeing this is surely because our politicians and media are both (by implication) accepting that muslims (or sufficient numbers of them) are violent extremists who cannot be trusted. They don't want to challenge these nutters on TV or radio because they probably imagine they'll be added to some sort of hit list. Or, they sense socail unrest of a catastrophic order if the muslims are enraged. These people have got us cowering in such a short space of time. Islam advances through intimidation.

I guess one thing we can do to reverse this is to pressure our media and politicians to speak out and challenge these odious manifestations of Islam.


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