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You're mistaken, Shujah

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Submitted by Don (Pakistan), Sep 2, 2007 at 06:31

Please, Shujah, we are no longer gullible and naive about Islam. We've read the Qurán and studied your religion at this point. ("Know the enemy," as Sun Tzu said.) Look, Islam is NOT a religion of peace and does NOT encourage its followers to live "peacefully" side-by-side with "ïnfidels." Saudi Arabia is a perfect example of that. Mohammed was a man of war and intolerance and brutality... no matter how many times you try to say otherwise. He began his illustrious career as a supposed prophet by raiding the local Quraysh caravans of their riches, killing any who resisted.

When he captured almost an entire army of Quraysh later, at the Battle of Badr, he demanded conversion, in which its leader refused. His head was cut off at Mohammed's orders, as were many others who continued to refuse. He ordered the murder of Ka'b bin al-Asharif, a Jewish leaser, for "offending Islam" (sound familiar?) by simply refusing to convert to Islam. In the Qurán 47:4, Mohammed orders Muslims to "smite the neck" of unbelievers - in other words, cut their heads off. Mohammed fought in one battle after another against those who refused to convert or resisted his raids.

The Qurán is replete with passages about war, war on "ünbelievers," jihad, smiting necks, killing infidels (particularly Jews, of which he once slaughtered an entire tribe), and forcing taxes upon them if they refused to convert (thus "dhimmis"). It is simply a lie that the Qurán teaches tolerance and peace. It does neither, and the world is finally waking up to that fact so people like you can no longer shovel us that bull*&#t. And this "Let there be no compulsion in religion" garbage is just that: garbage. That was simply a financial opportunity to force "ünbelievers"i nto dhimmi-hood and finacially support a fledgeling Islamic community by paying "taxes" to them for their survival, though they lived at the beck-and-call to their Muslim masters - basically, extortion in order for both to survive.

I could go on for hours about your "Religion of Peace," Shujah, but my point is that very few of us are fooled anymore by Muslims telling us they belong to a "peaceful and tolerant" religion. ... I've lived in Paksitan (Lahore), Egypt (Cairo), and Kuwait (Salmiya). I know Islam... (Too bad you're stuck in it; you could be killed as an apostate for trying to leave it. If you're lucky you'd just be disowned by your family, friends, and community of Muslims. Too bad for you.)

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