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Submitted by Rick House (United States), May 11, 2007 at 01:22

Here is your ten commandments for Islamic moderates(boldface) and my response to them.

1) Building of Churches & Synagogues in Saudi Arabia

What about palestinian homes in Israel?

2) Israel's right to exist as Jewish Majority Independent State with Jerusalem as its eternal capital

What about an independent state for palestine?

3) Death Penalty to Jehadis and their supporters

When was a Jewish soldier accused of a war crime? Israel has been at war for decades and I don't think they've ever put one of their own on trial for a war related offense. That's amazing!

4) Removal of violent verses from Koran

Would you change the Torah? I know I wouldn't change the Bible.

5) Sale of the salman rushdie's famous book " Satanic Verses" in muslim countries.

Are there any books banned in Israel? My guess is there are..

6) entry of non muslims into mecca / medina

Aren't there shrines in Israel that zealots guard?

7) halt to Funding of Islamist Activities

Should we stop funding fundamentalist Christian and Jewish groups?

8) Banning of all islamic charities engaged in financing Terrorism.

What about the charities? Who's to monitor them? You?

9) Halt to incitement of all hate speeches in friday sermons in mosques around the world.

Wouldn't you fight to allow free speech? Hate speech in a mosque does not rise to the level of shouting fire in a theater?

10) Complete ban on Islamic religious education and closure of all madrassas.

Should we close all religious schools? I think not!

My dear Jeorji, freedom is for everyone or it is for no one at all.

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