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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Feb 28, 2008 at 02:26

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for serving and defending our country.

This country would not exist without the sacrifice of our troops in the military. They paid the price for our freedom. Freedom is not free. Words cannot express my respect and admiration for our Armed Forces.

I agree that logic and consistency are not tools of Islam. But then what can be expected of a "god" that condones lies and promises Paradise for killing? Children strapping on suicide vests is evidence of the evil behind this totalitarian religion.

One thing that stands out for me - volition and free will are not valued in Islam (killing the unbeliever assures eternal life, governments of Muslim countries hold responsibility for enforcement of religious "morality" among Muslims) - but volition is valued and in fact required from God of the Bible.

Many Muslims would argue that "there is no compulsion in Islam". The status of Islam today undeniably argues that, as well as the treatment of the "unbeliever" in the doctrines of Islam dating back over a thousand years.

I'll end by thanking you again for the sacrifice you have made for the BASTION of FREEDOM, the U.S.A..

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