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Submitted by ahmadzafire (United States), Oct 4, 2007 at 00:48

look ...i dont come on here to offend anyone but just to point out the bad and good in all faiths. people seem to show hatred toward me because i'm muslim which i can see what's going on in the world today. but like i said many times over that you have islam as a religion and you have muslims and their own culture. you mention that i was arab or muslim living the culture of muslims. no i live in america culture but i am guided by islam.

your perception is not my reality. as a soldier in the us army i see first hand what you people talk about that you hear or read and see on the news. i'm there in person and do not think islam needs reform but the people do. the is quran perfect but muslims actions have made that non muslims see different. it hurts my soul to see women in ahfganistan burning them selves alive to escape the madness of abuse.

the koran tells muslim men to respect women as they are more powerful then us and we are told to take their last name instead of them getting ours. that women are our equal but they dont show it and the world sees this. it going to take muslims to stop muslims my view then one the truth will show itself from the true believers of islam. but it's ashame that i can come on this forum and give blessing to all the prophets of the book (pbut) saying peace and blessing upon them. instead people call Mohammand (pbuh) a terrorist. In reality we all may be terrorist and the bad thing is we dont even know it.

a lot i understand where they are coming from but their actions are not islam. people ask me all the time how i feel about fighting muslims. this is what is say if a muslim, christian,jew or anybody else try to hurt me or my family by right of God i will destroy them. America is my home in which i was born. my friends are from all faiths cultures and races, so are my family members. I love my country because all faiths live here not totally in peace, but try to, and all we can do is try.

to answer your comment about me being muslim or arab or whatever, i'm sorry if i messed your question up, just correct me if wrong. but american that lives in america's culture but muslims guided by islam (peace). people without knowing that i'm muslim consider me a hero because i fight for my country and what i believe in america. while terrorists will say i'm a traitor and kill me. but to me and many muslims alike that serve in the armforces around the world think theyre traitors on islam and are out to stop them.

see my drift ? its crazy. i fight to protect my country and they do the same..........who's right or wrong? in reality we all are.

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