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Mr. Thompson has no problem with the Irish Catholic?

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), May 27, 2007 at 15:38

Rodni, that Irish Catholic you mention, who is going to open a school to teach Irish kids…first he's going to spend some time fund raising, because he's opening his school with only private donations and tuition, and without any government, taxpayer money. If the school he opens is like most Catholic schools, it will operate on a shoestring budget and will constantly be holding bake sales and other fund raising events to survive. The Irish guy won't be demanding unconstitutional rights and privileges, such as government, taxpayer money to run a religious school. So neither Mr. Thompson nor anyone else will have a problem with him.

That is a very different situation from the taxpayer funded Islamic school being discussed here, so your comparison is not valid. No one is denying anyone the chance to teach their kids their history, religion, language and culture.

Q: I would like to ask you: What kind of culture produces murderers who systematically exterminated a whole race of people in Europe during the Second World War?

A: That never happened, it's only a myth, just ask President Ahmadinejad.

Q: What kind of culture produces million of men and then leads them to be slaughtered on the East and Western front not so long ago?

A: I think it was called Nazi culture, an example enthusiastically picked up in Syria, and, until recently, Iraq. Still seems to be holding its own in popularity in some places; Mein Kamph is a perennial best seller in Egypt, Syria and Jordan.

Q: What kind of a religion that justify the genocide and enslavements of close to 12 million Africans during the Colombian exchange and beyond?

A: I know of only one religion that condones slavery, that is Islam. The anti-slavery movement of the 18th and 19th centuries began in Christian churches of Europe and America. Can you give me details of a home grown, religion-based anti-slavery movement in the middle east then or anytime else? Why didn't Saudia Arabia outlaw slavery until 1962? Why doesn't it enforce that law now?

Q: Or better yet, what kind of a culture and under the guise of manifest destiny exterminates Millions of Native Americans and enslave Millions more?

A: No, Rodni, we do not boast of the Indian wars, of hundreds of years ago, but Native Americans today are a living, present part of our culture. I never knew millions of Native Americans were bought and sold as slaves; could you refer me to where I can get more history about that? History sources don't include Islamic websits, please.

And I won't be so transparently duplicitous as to say "lol" at you and then close with "respectfully" one line later.

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