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Submitted by phonetics (Indonesia), Dec 15, 2006 at 22:13

forgot to mention that you probably saw the "touristic" places in egypt where the infidel is appreciated only because he brings money, in the past 2 years there have been 3 terrorist attacks on tourists in beach resorts in egypt, and it was pretty clear that taxi drivers in the area KNEW before hand that something was going to blow up because they refused to drive there.

Wonderful people the muslims in egypt. Some 200 people died, but it was mostly infidels so I guess it was OK in your book-

Why do you continuously call people infidels? It's not a nice thing to do susan. Yes, a lot of countries (if not all) have blood on their hands, including western countries, but that does not make the whole country bad, otherwise we wouldn't have anywhere to live. And yes I saw the touristic and non touristic places as well. I have family there. I also have family in the UK, America, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Holland. Where in the world have you been Susan to be able to state with such affluence how ugly people are in the middle east, africa, Turkey, Egypt, etc? and actually chernobyl (which has only now spurted some vegetation-weeds- that can only grow in the farthest region-the border) is still barely clinging on. Hiroshima and Nagasaki of course are better because the economic build in Japan far surpasses Chernobyl but that's got nothing to do with radioactivity. And according to an article in wiki:

"On August 6, 1945 the nuclear weapon little boy was dropped on Hiroshima by Enola Gay, killing directly an estimated 80,000 [1][2] people and completely destroying approximately 68% of the city's buildings.[3] In the following months, an estimated 60,000 more people died from injuries or radiation poisoning. [4][5] Since 1945, several thousand more hibakusha have died of illnesses caused by the bomb."

BTW hibakusha is the term widely used in Japan referring to victims of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

History lessons aren't it though. (BTW: When Mehmed II conquered Constantinople on May 29, 1453, he claimed the title Emperor of the Roman Empire. He appointed the Patriarch of Constantinople Gennadius Scholarius, whom he protected and whose stature he elevated into leader of all the Eastern Orthodox Christians.Kinda strange though, for you, him being Muslim and the bey-later sultan-and letter emperor hence the Ottoman dynasty, but you'd most probably turn any gesture of goodwill into poison so there's no point in detailing the meaning of the article).



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