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Submitted by ahmazafire (United States), Sep 26, 2007 at 19:03

"keep on dreaming and living in denial" I think this comment refers to you. because if you think that only Muslims is the problem then you need help. ever since i came on this site i see people dog Muslims failing to understand that you have Islam as a religion and you have different Muslims with tribal cultures. Many people forget not to mix the the faith with culture but it happen anyway.

Now as a Muslim and believer in all faiths that came before Islam i respect all and its people. But do they respect me? Many that i come across don't even know that i m Muslim until they make a negative comment about Muslims as a whole then i make it known. and the response are the same...well you don't kill as we see on tv.

I laugh because all America do show is negative things that Muslims do. But as American i do understand that this country need to be aware of the threats against it. But as a Muslim it hurts knowing that a lot of my fellow Muslims are trapped in countries that follow the laws of the Koran as I or many Muslims see it. but get crazy mad when people other then Muslim talk about it.

I've been to some of these countries and women are burning themselves alive to make a statement of jihad ( inner struggle) to be equal. But this is not Koranic because the Koran tells Muslims that women are very powerful then men to always have the utmost respect for them. This crushes my heart but who am i? One Muslim can't make it change but millions more can.

When i get deployed again to fight in Iraq it's an honor #1 to serve my country and #2 to help the Iraqi people and fellow Muslims from these crazy regimes. So if i die I'll die fighting for many causes America,religion and helping fellow human beings. I shall die with honor and enter paradise with no regrets. I just won't people not judge Islam as a faith because even faith can be interrupted wrong. But judge each indivisual Muslim on hers or her actions.

I try not to label any whole faith based on others from that faith who commit wrong doing. Because G-d gave man free well and it you choose to do as you please then so be it. only G-d will judge!!!! BUT AGAIN I M ONLY ONE MUSLIM AMERICAN......PERSONALLY I FEEL AS A IMAM SAID ONCE IN SERVICE THAT ISLAM IS GOING THROUGH THE GREAT CHANGE EACH FAITH HAS, BUT BETTER. AND I FEEL AS HE DOES TO A POINT...THAT EVEN THOUGH ALL FAITHS BEGAN IN THE EAST. THEY ALL FLOURISHED IN THE WEST AND AROUND THE WORLD. AND ISLAM WILL TOO. I JUST HOPE I WILL LIVE TO SEE IT.

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