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Your sound as bad as those you point the finger at

Reader comment on item: Harvard Loves Jihad

Submitted by Alex (United States), Jun 12, 2002 at 18:05

I consider myself pretty far to the right on the whole issue. In fact, I would like to see Israeli retaliation against acts of terrorism increase dramatically, even if it means harming civilians in the process.

I say this just to show you where I'm coming from.

But your comments in "Harvard Loves Jihad" go too far. I think you need to be a little more thoughtful when it comes to what you're saying. Your comments seem to imply that Islam, not militant Islam, but Islam, is like Nazism.

You are criticizing a non militant's desire to define a religious term in a non violent fashion. This criticism is beyond the pale. I hate to say it, but you sound a little like the people you're fighting.

If you were born a Muslim, and you were against militant Islam and violence, wouldn't you try and show the non-violent side of your religion; wouldn't you try and define Jihad in a way that does not demonize your religion?

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