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Dinesh D'Souza Blames the West and secularists for Muslim rage

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Submitted by Ben van de Polder (United States), Mar 7, 2007 at 20:17

D'Souza says Israel practices state terrorism -and the secularists are to blame for terrorism too!

In addition to going over to the dark side -he has fallen off the deep end.

"Secularism, not Christian fundamentalism, is responsible for producing a blowback of Muslim rage.

This concerned citizen letter is just wacko.

What stands out about the Islamic militant's critique of America is its refreshing clarity. Painful though it is to admit, they aren't entirely wrong. They charge that America is a society obsessed with material gain, and who will deny this? They condemn the West as an atheistic civilization, and while they may be wrong about the extent of religious belief and practice, they are right that in the West religion has little sway over the public arena, and the West seems to have generated more unbelief than any other civilization in world history. They are disgusted by our culture, and we have to acknowledge that there is a good deal in American culture that is disgusting to normal sensibilities. The Islamic militants fear that the idea of America is taking over their young people, breaking down allegiances to parents and religion and traditional community; this concern on their part is also justified.

http://www.dineshdsouza.com/articles/Letfreedomring.html

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