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The year in Islam

Peter van Dyk | 17:51 UK time, Thursday, 28 December 2006

Today we discussed Islam and why it has been at the centre of the topics you have most wanted to talk about this year.

You can read emails and text messages here, and of course post your own comments as well.

Tedla, New York
Melese Zenawi has guaranteed himself as a reliable ally of USA and whatever we Ethiopians said in May 2005 election no longer matters. Ethiopians and Somalis have to live with regimes not accountable to them rather to USA and West.

Henry in Kampala, Uganda
Ethiopia should brace herself for Iraq-like attacks.

Appiah in Accra, Ghana
Somalis must be happy, for all Islamic extremists have gone for good.

Mansour in Monrovia
The action by Ethiopia is a violation of international law

Mohammed Ali, Monrovia
The controversies in Islam are all created by the west. .

Joe in Los Angeles
What we've heard from Muslims world-wide over the past year is a huge cry for help. Help! Save us from ourselves!

Tunde in Lagos, Nigeria
Islam has been called a fanatical, extremist and terrorist religion but this is wrong. The West shoud seek more knowledge about Islam.

Muhammed in Nigeria
Now that the US Islamophobia has condoned the Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, I hope Somalia doesn't slide back to the anarchy there was before the UIC.

Text message from the UK
Our Western govts are using Islam to distract us from the growing socio-economic divide in West.

Uwalaka in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
I think Islam is its own worst enemy. Why do moslems have a seige mentality? They should learn to ignore certain things. Let them learn from others. Christians ignored the Da Vinci Code. Today it is forgotten.

Hello from South Africa
I liked what brother Saeed quoted from a certain Muslim who said that "the identity crisis is not in Islam but in the world itself" I agree wholeheartedly.

Muhammed in Lusaka
Islam - the best religion on the face of earth. As simple as that.

Text from Nigeria
Islam is a peaceful religion in words not in action e.g pope,cartoon,terrorism.

Text from Kenya
Unlike christians, muslims are very conservative. They do what Christians teach but don't do, for example its stern measures against immoral activities.

Salim from Uganda
If there's any crisis it is with Muslims and not with Islam.


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