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Mullah Ahmad

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 28, 2008 at 06:56

Muallah Ahmad wrote

>The Comment made by Jason is sad. Sad because instead of actually reading history for himself he is taking other peoples biased accounts not as thier own opinions, but as fact. There has been violence in the history of Islam. Of course there has been violence in the history of almost every religion. But how many of us look at the Old Testament, and all the depictions, of violence there, and say Christianity, is inherently violent. Who looks back upon the Crusades, or the Spanish inquistition, and say well these Chrisitians mutilated, murdered, and oppressed all these people in the name of God, so Christianity is a violent religion.

You are wrong. I'm not defending Christianity but the crusades were contrary to Christian teachings. Jihad is a central part of islam and your Allah? he demands his share of the loot collected by Muslims from their victims (q8:41).

>I've been a Muslim for almost ten years.

Are you an Arab? And are you aware that the Qur'an says that Islam is really the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only?

>I'm an Imam at the Mosque where I live,

Well let me see Arabs will call you Sheikh al-Jami3 so what is that Imam thing?

>and yes I run across some young Muslim, or Muslimah who has a radical understanding of Islam. It can happen in any religion. It doesn't make the religion itself inherently violent, It just means we as religious leaders have to reach out more to our religious communities and teach the correct understanding of our faith. Suicide is as much a sin in Islam as it is Christianity. So when I hear people talking about Muslims bieng suicide bombers, I wonder... do those people know they are doing something Allah deems sinful?

But wait suicide is also the ultimate complication of depression. So let me see by your same logic if one is to die from let us say cancer then this could also be a sin? But again the God of the Qur'an calls menstruation a disease!

>I have no doubt Jason is an intelligent person, I have no doubt that he is articulate, because he feels a certain way, and excersises the freedom to express the way he feels. It's a wonderful freedom. I hope that Jason picks up the Qur'an, not to convert, but to learn more about our faith. And perhaps he may gain a greater appreciation, and respect for what we (Muslims) believe, and how we practice our faith.

Patronizing remarks. But I can read the Qur'an is Arabic something that I suspect that you cannot do and I still think that the Qur'an is nothing but a confused and confusing book

>Assalaimu Alaikum,

No it is al-salamu 3alaikum. Stick to English

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