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Muslims no hatemongers!

We, Muslims, don't hate the Americans. We just need to sit and talk. It may surprise you but not us. We just need to treat each other as humans. If there is any anti-American sentiments - and of course there is - then let me say that it's because of the American foreign policy that is perceived as a bid to be the police of the world in a way that suits only its interests and its allies.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 17:32 IST

Does "Dr" Clooney think that Americans are hated? Oops… so do the Arabs and Muslims.

He makes an implied connection between praying 3 times a day - it's actually 5 times a day - and the potential hatred Muslims have for Americans or Americanised people, only this connection is very simplistic.

Therefore Clooney and fellow Americans should not only travel, but also get involved with the people they fear in their everyday life, share their fears, their experiences and know their expectations and hopes.

We, Muslims, don't hate you. We just need to sit and talk. It may surprise you but not us. We just need to treat each other as humans. I say this because I'm a Muslim and I strongly believe that a true Muslim does not have hatred towards other humans regardless of sex, gender, ethnicity, language, colour, race, beliefs, religion, or/and sexual orientation.

If there is any anti-American sentiments - and of course there is - then let me say that it's because of the American foreign policy that is perceived as a bid to be the police of the world in a way that suits only its interests and the interests of its allies and this upsets people not only in other countries but also in the US.

First Published: Feb 03, 2006 17:32 IST