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This is only partly about Muslims. If you set up a climate of xenophobia - it could just as easily be about people with long hair, or Spaniards - then there will always be idiots who use it as an excuse to pick a fight.

The problem is the idiots - and every culture has them, including Westerners and Muslims. Ideologies are only a problem to the extent that they encourage this kind of thing.

(And every so often a culture goes off the deep end and the idiots take over. That's when you get Nazi Germany, the Taleban, and Bush World.)

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 05:32:00 AM EST
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