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Islam offers complete freedom but limits it where it harms society

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Submitted by Hamid Mahmood (Oman), Apr 6, 2008 at 15:11

Mr Donvan,

Thanks for accepting what I said for American society -- is true. Let me inform you that the most famous Islamic scholar(India & Pakistan) Dr Israr once said that other then these evil practices ( prostitution,gambling, alcohalism, sex with blood relative etc,etc) the systems followed in USA are very close to Islam.

So dear what good things you are following today,Isalm had preached them 1400 years ago. For example USA's justice system, freedom of speach against government etc. Now lets see why Islam prohibits evil practices like protitution, gambling, alcohal, sex without marriage, nudity etc. The main reason is that Islam believes in providing total justice to an individual and the society as a whole. Dont you think drinking alcohal is a bad habit. It is not only harmful for an individual but also unsave for the society.

People drive when they are drunk. You do whatever alcohal is such a thing that until it is freely sold in the market, there will be people who will be over drunk and put others lives at risk. Why should even a single innocent person be allowed to be killed by a drunk person. People should learn to live without this evil thing. Do you know in 1932 alcohal was banned in USA. Many people were arrested. It was almost impossible for Americans to live without alcohal and it was permitted again.

Majority of the Muslims dont drink, yet they are living normal life. Alcohol is not allowed in any religion. It is not allowed in Christanity as well. But most of you dont believe in your religion. It spoils family life of those who get edicted to it. In the same way prostitution has bad effects on the society. Young generation is spoiled by them. Husbands cheat on their wives when they go to prostitutes. These ladies have no moral values. If they have children, they dont get normal growing. They spread diseases like aids. Who would like to have a mother,sister or wife who is prostitute. So why should the society permit such thing to happen around them. A poor country may not be able to stop protitution but USA can. It is land of opportunities as you people clam. Why cant these ladies work like others.

I remember President Reagan had reduced the welfare fund in his time on the pretext that if anyone is poor in USA, it is his/her own fault. In the same way all evil practices have bad effects on the society. I know their are young girls in USA, who give birth to child and dont know who their father is. Has she not done unjustice to this child. Why should he come in this world without a father and get decent life.

Why should this girl not be punished for such evil activities. who would like that his 18 years daughter is misused for sex by cruck men of the town. I saw a beautiful young lady in Dr Phil show. Her problem was that she was edicted to sex. What a shameful thing to even discuss. You call it freedom. See what has been given to her by your free and open society. She must have be used so much that she was now addicted to it and wanted some treatment.

You enforce Islamic law in your country and then see the change. Islam has the solution to humanity. In the present state Islamic laws can not be inforced in back ward poor muslim society. But they can be inforced in USA because your justice system is good. Only creminals will be punished. In poor muslim counrties it is very difficult to get justice. One can easily bribe police and even the judge. My advice to you again, first know about Islam and then form your opinion.

Regards, Hamid

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