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There is no in between for the mujahadeen or me.

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Submitted by kmcostello (United States), Apr 13, 2007 at 22:55

When the world trade center was attacked in New York I was dumbfounded. it was shocking to me, but others in my company were jovial already making jokes. I learned something about those people that day that I care not to repose. As a few days went by I wondered how could a person hate us so much as to give his own life to acheive such a horrible act . I wondered if there was something I was missing. Indeed there was. I went to a book store and bought a book called The holy wars by karen armstrong. Karen is the most liberal of sources but at that time i did not care i just wanted to know the history.

The history of our invovement with these people go way way back . What i saw was alot of europeans that payed the ultimate price for a divinitiy that would probably have nothing to do with the cause but everything to do with the subject.They say that history is written by the victors I am of that majority. It seems the greek orthodox church along with the Roman catholic litigy has on more than one occassion tryed to push their influence into every region on earth, it makes you wonder how far would they go. In the end I could not tell who won and who lost but history gives us the answer The middle east was under european influence by the start of world war one . T

o make a long story short, I know that every religion is founded with the premise of making the weak stronger and making people believe they belong to something that is bigger than themselves beleiving in something greater , more profound, and something felt when one walks outside on a cool spring morning I think therfore I am. How dare you question the sanctity of this life. Moreover how dare you take it away from my brother.

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