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Thank you....."Another Infidel"

Reader comment on item: Debate in London: Radical Islam vs. Civilization
in response to reader comment: Profound ........ Apologist

Submitted by Mandi (Egypt), Feb 20, 2007 at 18:50

It's amazing you didn't "suspect" me of already being Muslim, rather than "accuse" me of converting to Islam! Someone saying what I did should have right away been suspected of having already commited the above-mentioned crime. I guess it's the name, right? I'm Coptic Egyptian. This means I grew up with Islam and cherish it as an integral part of my life. It would be very boring if all the people I lived with were the same, don't you think? I love diversity.

To get back to our amicable dialogue...obviously you don't care enough. I agree. It's easy to make up your mind. Why put the effort to try and understand. And it sure helps if you've read one or two books on the subject. It's not the same like being there. True, "terrorism" in Islam may have started long ago, but if I'm correct, "terrorism" -worldwide, not just in the Muslim world- comes in waves and I'm sure these waves are linked to some environment or variables. I'm sure there was similar violence in Europe, right? Thank God there was no such violence in the US and I hope there never will be. This doesn't mean that we judge others so harshly.

I'm not socialist, only you are confusing what I learned from Christianity with socialism. I wonder why. Does that maybe address your question about whether we all should convert to Islam? It seems to me that people in the West have stopped long ago to understand their religion and with time. Should I go on?

You are welcome to visit the region you misunderstand so eloquently and then we can discuss more profoundly on practical ground.

With my deep appreciation to you and all other infidels who enrich our diversity.

Oh, by the way, I think terrorism was indirectly linked to US foreign policy.

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