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moslem inclination toward violence, past and present

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Submitted by Esmeralda (Slovakia), Sep 13, 2007 at 08:27

ok, a little bit of history, a little bit of present:)

first, present.

you are writing, that only wahhabis are spreading the violence, and other "so-called" moderate moslems are peaceful ones.. sorry, but you are wrong. without the silent support of so called majority, such people never gain so much power.

do you know . the report "What World Thinks" of Pew Research Centre for the People and the Press? read it, it is very interesting. there was carried out a waste inquiry of 38 000 moslems in the whole moslem world.

Thre was posed a question, if the violence against civilians and self-bombing attacks for the sake of islam are permissible or not. - what is the question distinguishing jihadists from moderates.

results are highly interesting.

moslems hrough the world are showing a high rate of the support. really moderate moslems are very minority in islam... majority, that means about 50 percent is supporting such things for the sake of islam.

so, why followers of so called religion of peace support the violence in such great extent?

that is the question....

Regarding your comments concerning christianity, it is relatively easy to respond.

change name - Mashiah means in Greek Chistos. so Jesus Chist =Jeshua Mahasiah/ Mashiah.

in ancient rome, freed slaves often took the name of the master that freed them. christians believe, that Jesus CHrist freed them from the slavery of sin, because of that they are calling themselves christians.

As for your comments regarding translation of poetry - yes, you are correct. If the Quran is a book of poetry, why should anybody take it as a guidance for life? taste for poetry can be very individual, and what pleases me is in no way binding for others, but it is only for poetry and art.. . a civil code can be translated in any language whithout any substantial change of meaning.

as for hindu holocaust, there are some good sites:

http://www.mantra.com/holocaust/

http://hindutva.org/holocaust2.html

and many many others...

Peoples of South America suffered a lot under bloodthirsty aztecs.

do you think really thath without the support of other native American can 500 Spaniards overthrow so mighty state?

do you think that human sacrifices are OK? in this way were Spaniards really change for better.

anyway, the people under Spaniards created their new, christian culture. protestants in the north were far less tolerant :) but, on the other way, the technology difference was too great, and it would destroy the way of natives anyway:), as it happened in case of Roman Empire and barbarians:)

do you know a little about the islamisation of Africa? it is worth to read, how were newly converted black moslems sold in Makkah as slaves. poor dummies thought they are doing hajj:)

as for arabic language of the prophet - it is highly improbable that quran was written in arabic. in aramaic, yes.. but in arabic hardly.

in prophet´s times the written form of arabic did not exist, what puts in question the whole quran.

blessings

Esme

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