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Post by sodbuster on Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:55 am

Letter to Gazette Editor:

Editor:

Your editorial of Jan. 28 titled "Disgusting Holocaust denial" cites the erroneous example of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a "Muslim Arab" leader. He is in fact not an Arab. The Persian people are distinct from their Arab neighbors and do not self-identify as Arabs. The Persian heritage is one of a rich and progressive civilization.

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are abhorrent concepts that no sane individual should subscribe to. The Holocaust remains an immortal teardrop on the face of humanity. Dishonest politicians and fanatical theologians who deny the Holocaust and spout hatred are not in sync with the vast majority of the Muslim world and are not representatives of Islam.

Muslims are required to believe in the word of God as revealed unto Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (peace be upon them). I urge you to exercise greater editorial discretion so as not to treat the Muslim world as a monolith. The vast majority of the Muslim world lives in non-Arab countries such as Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. I further implore you to not ascribe the virulent anti-Semitism of a few politicians or clerics to the beliefs of hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide.

Faisal Khan, MD, MPH

Charleston


There is an extremist fringe in the Muslim religion, just as there are extremist wackos in the Christian religion.

Or any other religion.

Muslims, Christians, and Jews are all the seed of Abraham.

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Post by ohio county on Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:49 am

They may be good and decent but they aren't much for speaking out about it...

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Post by sodbuster on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:04 am

Well the writer of that was speaking out and he is well respected.

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Post by ohio county on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:08 am

Wouldn't that meet, head-on as it were, your definition of "anecdotal"?

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Post by sodbuster on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:36 am

Maybe. Although it is "documented".

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Post by ohio county on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:50 am

I see but why are we speaking with the "quotation marks"?

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Post by sodbuster on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:54 am

Well it is sort of documented in that it has a name to attribute it to.

However I am only assuming that he is actually the writer.

I think it is a pretty safe assumption, but an assumption nevertheless.

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Post by ohio county on Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:08 pm

What do you mean by "assumption"?

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Post by sodbuster on Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:49 pm

It means I think he wrote it.

I am pretty sure he wrote it.

I am confident he wrote it.

But I have no first hand verification.

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Post by ohio county on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:05 pm

I am mostly "goofing" on you. Why? Because I can.

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Post by sodbuster on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:19 pm

Embarassed I am too easy sometimes...

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Post by ohio county on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:23 pm

Sometimes I find you peculiarly hard-headed.

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Post by sodbuster on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:30 pm

That's funny.

My counselor says I should stick up for myself more and quit letting people take advantage of me... Very Happy

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Post by Aaron on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:32 pm

You mean he wants you to be more like me???

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Post by ohio county on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:35 pm

Maybe you come here for therapeutic reasons - you have the anonymity thing going on and can't read the body language to modify your own reactions.

I can't see where you fail to stick up for yourself. In fact, I think you stick up for yourself when you'd be better off letting it slide...

Hmm, he's right: if you followed what your counsellor said you'd be Aaron!

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Post by SamCogar on Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:22 pm

sodbuster wrote:That's funny.

My counselor says I should stick up for myself more and quit letting people take advantage of me... Very Happy

HA, to do that one has to have something to "stick up" that is truthful and/or believable.

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Post by Stephanie on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:13 pm

Are you implying someone is taking advantage of you here? If so, I fail to see it, or how it is even possible.

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Post by ziggy on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:14 pm

ohio county wrote:Maybe you come here for therapeutic reasons - you have the anonymity thing going on and can't read the body language to modify your own reactions.

I can't see where you fail to stick up for yourself. In fact, I think you stick up for yourself when you'd be better off letting it slide...

Hmm, he's right: if you followed what your counsellor said you'd be Aaron!

I think we probably all come here for "therapeutic reasons" of one sort or another. For me, it's better than any punching bag ......................................

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Post by Stephanie on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:19 pm

You guys were the first "friends" I made in WV. I can't imagine not having you in my life. I like you guys and you don't charge a fee to listen to me. lol

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Post by Aaron on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:24 pm

So, umm, what all would that free, umm, conversation, umm, include???

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Post by ziggy on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:29 pm

Stephanie wrote:You guys were the first "friends" I made in WV. I can't imagine not having you in my life. I like you guys and you don't charge a fee to listen to me. lol

Yeah, but there's still a cost- you gotta read our crap,
too (or at least pretend to).
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Post by Stephanie on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:33 pm

Everything has its price, Ziggy. The burdens I must bear.....

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