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Submitted by jaffrey (Canada), Jun 13, 2007 at 00:45

Firstly, don't assume that anyone who you disagree with is not educated on the topic or is simply going on the media reports. This is the defense of a young, half educated person to initially discredit the person who made the comment. It is all too common.

Secondly, Chistians bloody past was due to dictators and obvious political power seekers wer useing Christianity for their purposes. With Islam it is not so clear. Murder can actually be justified for Allah in the Koran. Whereas in the Bible, it is not allowed.

Thirdly, The Muslims who peacefully reside in the US are not strict followers of Islam. Converts with the US are not aware of, or choose not to read or take on the more distasteful dictats of the Koran, not believing any "religion" could be so.

Fourthly, the US would love to be nowhere near Iraq or Afghanistan, let alone pillage their "riches". The Us would gladly make any country rich by paying for their Oil, (ie. Saudia Arabia) . When you constantly threaten the civilized would, for whatever reason, the US tends to take offense. As for Afghanistan, they have no riches but Heroin, and I think the US takes a dim view on that.

Fifth, The US was attacked by Osama and are currently defending their families.

Sixth, You are suggesting the US become instantly self sufficient so they need not be invovled with the crazy people with all the Oil. I don't think you are educated enough to give us an instant answer to that one. And golly, wouldn't you be denying all your Middle eastern brothers all that US cash?

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