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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-18-08 10:00 PM
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3. Nor me
And yes, that "grand wazir of Islam" crap screamed right out at me, too. And I'm not Muslim, nor do I think I have any particularly deep scholarship on the faith. Just slightly educated, which is the only real way to fight this stuff.

I've heard my share of outright bigoted remarks against Muslims - all driven by fear: of the outsider, of terrorists (oh that one's been carefully nurtured!), of a loss of our culture. Stupid stuff, really, as those Muslims coming here from elsewhere are coming because they want to embrace our culture.

We have much more to fear wrt terrorism from this bigotry and fear than we do from most Muslims around the world. This fear is the real disease, and it could easily kill us.
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