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Here are some things from Asia

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in response to reader comment: thank you Pat

Submitted by Pat (United States), Dec 16, 2006 at 13:03

Agnostic,

I did some checking and even in Asia Muslims are out to destroy non-Muslims. They just don't do it in their own countries. An Islamic cleric in Indonesia called on Muslims tp practice jihad somewhere else, that the Bali bombers were waging jihad, but they picked the wrong place.

"HARDLINE cleric Abu Bakar Bashir today told his fellow Indonesian Muslims that if they wanted to go on jihad, they should do so outside the country.

"If you want to go on jihad, do not do it here (in Indonesia), but in the southern Philippines or even in Iraq," Bashir told members and supporters of the Indonesian Mujahideen Council (MMI) in a sermon at a mosque in Kediri, East Java province, the state Antara news agency said.

He said that the Bali bombers had been on jihad but unfortunately "not at the right time or place". He did not elaborate.

"Therefore I ask MMI followers not to imitate them because (their actions) are harmful. They miscalculated," Bashir said.

Apparently Christians are being murdered in Indonesia and the government does nothing to stop them. Why aren't non-Muslims granted the same rights as Muslims? Muslims are told by their preachers that beheading Christian girls is an act of Muslim charity?

What the media paints as 'sectarian violence' is really Muslim persecution of Christian minorities.

Rev. Kongkoli was a Christian minister gunned down in public early this morning. This comes on the heels of a bombing on Saturday and after three Christians were executed for their alleged participation in sectarian violence. Violence that has largely targetted Christians and over which no Muslim has been prosecuted.

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Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, tells us that there's no such thing as a moderate Muslim, because, you see, "we follow the true teachings of the religion and the true teachings do not teach us to bomb and kill people without reason." (Does that mean there's a good reason?)

Although most of the men who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks were Saudis, Mahathir - whom Israel has in the past dubbed anti-Semitic - said he saw the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands as the root cause of Islamist extremism.

What does the Israeli-Palestinian problem have to do with Malaysia or Indonesia? I can only interpret it as a cause for all Muslims. One for all and all for one. This suggests that Islam has no respect for sovereignty of any nation that is not Muslim.

If you want to see more of these articles, you might check out www.jihadwatch.org

Even if these people represent the the most minute fraction of Islam, it's hard to see how I can be expected to tell who they are. We saw on September 11 the damage that could be wrought by fewer than two dozen people (people who were accepted by Americans and who traveled and worshipped freely and without fear) and their acts were extolled all over the Muslim world. We saw people's lives upended in Bali and not enough (in my opinion) Muslims were offended. Susan pointed you and me to a link where the plight of Moroccan Christians is detailed. Why does the state have any business deciding their faith? The most moderate Muslim states still have laws against apostasy. If I were a Muslim who wanted to convert to Christianity, my life would be in danger from my fellow Muslims. Why? If I were a Palestinian who wanted to make peace with Israel, I would be marked for execution. Why?

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