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Comment 17 by godtoldmetobeanatheist

It is very easy for you to sit in safety and expect others to speak up, when you know very well that the moderates who 'grow some' face the threat of death. As an atheist living in a Muslim country, I tire of the people commenting on this website who lazily imagine all Muslims to be, if not outright evil, at least cowardly and irresponsible. The fact that the vast majority of Muslims are good and decent people is obvious to anyone living among them, and only in websites such as these (which I enjoy reading) do you find comments which indicate such blatant bigotry.

I live in South Africa and I have been threatened by Muslims at work for forwarding cartoons criticising Islam. The reason apartheid lasted so long was because "good and decent people" were cowards and said nothing. It was only when we all stood up to the evil that it fell.

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 12:52:10 UTC | #575649