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Misplaced blame

September 18, 2012

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To the editor:

What’s the point? Why would a Coptic Christian want to inflame the Muslim world by putting an undocumented and offensive video on the Internet? Because he knows it will inflame the Muslims. So then why did the Muslims, knowing that they are being baited, go into a rampage? Because they feel like they are being attacked, again.

Most Muslims live their religion and so highly honor the Prophet that any word against him is a word against themselves and their beliefs. Think about this: The religion of Islam has been hijacked by 30-40,000 individuals called terrorists and a lot of Americans blame all 1.6 billion Muslims for the terrorists’ actions. Is that fair? Of course not, but it happens all the time.

Then a guy puts out a video and the Muslims erupt. They are not responding just to the events of the film, they are responding to all the unfairness and injustice that has been heaped on them by those who want to destroy Islam.

Muslims are fighting against terrorists just like the governments of the world are fighting against them. Muslims want to end the death and destruction caused by the terrorists and Muslims want justice, equality and fairness, just like everyone else in the world. They don’t hate American freedom, they honor it.

Don’t blame Muslims for the riots in the Middle East; blame the terrorists who have provoked it. And with the Muslims (not against them) fight the terrorists.

Comments

Gotland 1 year, 7 months ago

It's not the religion that is the problem. It is the people. The are decendents of murderous nomadic tribes from the Asian steppes that raped and pillage thier way through the area hundreds of years ago. .

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Steve Swaggerty 1 year, 7 months ago

The problem with most Arab countries where the violence is happening is that they have so little freedom that they can't comprehend that an individual can do something like this. Therefore they believe this video reflects the beliefs of our government and the entire country. One more thought....How would Christians in the U.S. react if a Muslim released a video depicting JESUS CHRIST as a womanizer and a child molester?

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Abdu Omar 1 year, 7 months ago

"Please list for me all of the ideologically-motivated violence perpetrated by Christians against non-christians. To make it easier for you, give me just those attacks that have occurred in your lifetime. Waiting..."

Are you kidding? Do you know the history of Christianity in the first centuries after Christ? The wars between the Trinitarians and Unitarians were very violent, vicious and have never been really settled. Then there was the Spanish Inquisition where Isabella and Ferdinand killed or imprisioned millions of Unitarians, Jews, Muslims, etc because they weren't Catholic.

Oh, I forgot to mention the millions of Muslims who died at the hands of the Crusaders in the 10 C. Didn't you study that? Hitler, a Christians, put to death 13 million Muslims, Jews, Gypsies and bohemians, that was in my life time. Then there were the wars brought on by others because of religion.

Tbaker, you are ignorant if you think Christians are lilly white. However, I agree, that most Muslims are being blamed for the acts of a few and I, too, am sick of being blamed.

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tange 1 year, 7 months ago

I don't know about the rest of you, but I can see it all very clearly from my vantage point here in the midwest. And what's more, I can pontificate.

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notajayhawk 1 year, 7 months ago

"Don’t blame Muslims for the riots in the Middle East; blame the terrorists who have provoked it."

Yeah. 'Cause making a Youtube video is terrorism, but storming an embassy and murdering an ambassador from a country that just helped you get rid of a dictator you didn't like is "they are responding to all the unfairness and injustice that has been heaped on them."

That's a heap, alright. What color is the sky on your planet?

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Carol Bowen 1 year, 7 months ago

Didn't social media fuel the revolution in Egypt? Do not underestimate the influence of digital technology. It's changing the way we think and how we communicate.

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tbaker 1 year, 7 months ago

Mr. Omar’s argument has no foundation. Islam, as practiced in the Middle East anyway, is the most intolerant belief system I have ever seen. Murder in the name of Islam goes on everyday all over the world and virtually no Muslim, prominent or otherwise, says a thing about it. Where is this vast majority of so-called moderate, peace-loving Muslims? Where is their collective outrage? How come this vast majority of peaceful Muslims are not all over the media condemning attacks carried out in the name of Islam? I hear this Red Herring BS all the time. Tell me Mr. Omar, do you know the address to the Jewish Synagogue in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia?

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geekin_topekan 1 year, 7 months ago

"if the above were remotely true most of this would have ended a long time ago. "

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Agreed, Muslims just want to live their lives, get their degrees, play professional sports, or whatever. They have no more interest in changing the world than the next guy.

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jaywalker 1 year, 7 months ago

"Muslims are fighting against terrorists just like the governments of the world are fighting against them."

While I agree that it's a small percentage worldwide that causes all this violence, if the above were remotely true most of this would have ended a long time ago.

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grammaddy 1 year, 7 months ago

The film in question had absolutely ZIP to do with the attacks.It may cause the violence to continue, but it wasnot the reason for it beginning.

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