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Submitted by Lilith Paloma (United States), Nov 30, 2003 at 10:37

The questionnaire is a great idea. Unfortunately, I doubt that it will work. After all, it is perfectly acceptable for a Muslim to lie (taquieh) to protect Islam. It is also acceptable to break agreements with "Infidels"and Idolaters:

Surah: 009.001

YUSUFALI: A (declaration) of immunity from Allah and His Messenger, to those of the Pagans with whom ye have contracted mutual alliances:-
PICKTHAL: Freedom from obligation (is proclaimed) from Allah and His messenger toward those of the idolaters with whom ye made a treaty.
SHAKIR: (This is a declaration of) immunity by Allah and His Messenger towards those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement.

http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/009.qmt.html#009.017

Therefore, no matter what Muslims say, one may not be able to believe them. ...
Until there is a bona fide Reformation in Islam, one that repudiates the violent and bigoted passages in the Qu'ran against the "non-believer" and the Jews there will be no end to this conflict.

I fear none of us will ever live so long as to see an end to this war on Islamic terror.

Lilith Paloma
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