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Fre Bee -- a short lesson in History

Reader comment on item: Islamists in the Courtroom
in response to reader comment: Reminder for Marina and All those Eager to Expel Muslims from USA.

Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Jun 8, 2007 at 09:57

To Free Bee:

You write " Maybe you forgot but:America is NOT only for Christians and Jews. America is NOT only for White boys and White gals.America is a Land of Allah (God) and ANYONE who is a Creation of Allah has the Cardinal Right to live in America or anywhere else for that sake.".

Well, fellow, let me give you some lessons in history. Land may belong to Allah, unfortunately, in US, we don't follow Allah's commands.".

Good self serving arguments.

Now, let me give you some lessons in history and the real world. US had Asian Exclusion Act (disallowing Chinese/ Japanese/ Indian Immigration). Even Canada forbade immigration from India, even though, by regulation, people could move freely within British Empire (at that time Canada and India were British colonies). To disallow Jews immigrating to US, quotas were established in 1920's so that very few Jews could immigrate to US. You may consider them discriminatory, but that was the law and that was life, and Allah's commands were of no help.

Western world may seem to be a reasonable just place now, but it has very bloody history for being unjust, and discriminatory; and that history is very recent. Just ask the Jews what happended in Europe only 60-80 years ago (and US refused to admit Jewish refugees in 1930-1940's and most of them ended up in concentration camps). Regarding life in the US, just ask the blacks. Hey, Selma happened only 42 years ago; George Wallace almost became president only 35 years ago. Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, and even Florida were literally hell for blacks not too long ago.

Remember, who were the nazis and fascists? Well, Baathists in Iraq and Syria are the fascists (so, muslims have plenty of experience with them). Nazis were just people with a particular mind-set. Well, that kind of mind-set can flare up any time (actually, in various guises, thius kind of mind-set is already flaring up in Europe). Remember, US was founded by europeans and is still controlled by people of european origin.

Well, Free Bee, when the chips are down, Allah won't be able to come to help; just ask the people of Afghanistan and Iraq -- Allah was unable to come to the help of its followers.

Free Bee, Don't push too far with your arguments. Allah's laws don't apply in the infidel countries; man-made laws apply, and they can become highly discriminatory (just ask the black people and the natives; US constitution could not be of any help to them). I have no problems with people being deprived of their turbans and beards and veils and hijabs. Personally, I don't care; I am quite irreligious. To me, to quote Christopher Hitchens, religion poisons everything.


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