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If we're ignorant then show us Islam's peace

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Submitted by Pat (United States), Jul 7, 2007 at 18:30

Surely there is a better way of conveying Islam's peace and mercy than in demeaning all who disagree with you and in treating non-Muslims as second class.

Surely there is a better way to teach Islam than by blowing up nightclubs and airports and skyscrapers.

Surely there is a better way to teach Islam than by calling for a fatwa against any who offend you. Is death the price we must pay for ignorance?

If we're ignorant, enlighten us. Don't threaten us. Let us come to the decision to become Muslims on our own. Treat us as you would wish to be treated. Oh I forgot, Islam has no such doctrine.

There is no peace in Islam except between Muslims. All others are unbelievers who are unworthy to be friends of a Muslim and are to be shunned. That's your doctrine, not mine.

President Bush is unaware of the true message of Islam. That's the problem. His ignorance is betrayed by his proclamation that Islam is a religion of peace. And who can blame him? He wants to see the good in all people, as his Christian religion calls for. He loves his enemy. He has too good a heart to comprehend the malevolence in people like Muhammad Atta and Osama bin Laden, for starters.

The first three words of your message said more about Islam and about Muslims than you intended it to.

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