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Apr 6, 2006
In the past, Christians tried to kill anyone who did not believe in Jesus. Millions of foreigners were killed as a result in "holy wars". Today, we call these same holy wars a "jihad", when viewed from an Islamic perspective.

Some Christians still call for killing all of those who do not believe. Some in the Islamic world call for the deaths of anyone not believing in their specific and extreme form of religion. Who is a terrorist and who is just a religious believer?

Calling other religions, faiths, beliefs and leaders terrorists usually does not do any good, especially if it promotes fear or hatred of that group or person. Promoting fear and hatred has the opposite effect of the one aimed for.  

The real solution to terrorism is not bombing, killing and committing genocide with DU, napalm and other weapons of mass destruction as has been the usual policy of late. These policies and procedures as well as the propanda that supports them do not work long term.

Hatred and fear inspired actions, whether through assassinations, bombings, torture, killing, or others only reinforce and increase the hatred, fear and revenge that results from these actions ON BOTH SIDES of the issue.

Both sides call each other terrorists and then justify using all means (both illegal, immoral and unethical) to achieve their aims. Political and religious reasons are thrown into the mix, on top of race and ethnicity, in addition to hatred and fear. The result is a chaotic mixture of greed, corruption, violence and mayhem that only leads to mutual destruction.

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