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Submitted by Imam Ahmed Syeed Ali Muhammed (United States), Mar 27, 2008 at 16:23

It is very sad that Sammy had to endure what he did in a 'Muslim' country. To be kept from his God given right to worship at a church, and express hi Christian identity as he saw fit, without oppression, However Is it Islam, the religion itself doing this oppression, or is it the governing body of the 'Muslim' country that is keeping Chritians from building churches without fear of bieng burnt to the ground.

If we look back into history when the Muslims ruled Spain, Christians had more rights there than they do in 'Muslim' countries of this generation. Why is that? Because The Holy Qur'an laid down the ground work for freedom of religion for Arabia, in saying there is no compulsion in Reilgion. That when Allah created Man he created him with the gift of reason. So people aren't going to believe in the same way, and to force someone to believe as everyone else does is wrong. Back then Christians had churches, were allowed to worship freely, and were allowed to govern each other according to Church laws. Of course they had to pay the Jiyzah, but this wasn't a tax imposed to punish them or humiliate them, but was set, actually lower than the taxes, and alms Muslims had to pay.

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