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Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), Apr 7, 2008 at 18:07

"So why didn't also mention what good Muslims do? May be you didn't meet any, or should Islam be the only religion judjed by observing the character of non-religious persons in its society, or Muslims not practicing Islam? I wonder why!"

I've know several people from the Middle East and went to school with them. You,Noha, think that Westerners are people in the mud who care nothing for the trouble of others.

Do you support the coalition presence in Iraq, where Saddam was committing genocide of the Marsh Arabs? Or how about Afghanistan, were terrorists attacked America without provocation on 9-11? And where women were suppressed. Religion of peace indeed, I would say, but the Taliban and Osama and his mujaheedin aren't real Muslims.

We could, of course, provide aid in the lands of Mohammed, but in order to do so, we would need a massive military presence to make sure that greedy sheiks and warlords don't steal it, and you'd turn around and say we were invaders and occupiers and were trying to spread Christianity.

So, no matter what we do, we cannot win. That is why is has been so hard for us to get something done in Darfur. So many who do support Iraq want us there. How does that make sense, Noha?

No matter what Americans do, Old Worlders will always find something to complain about.

The only reason East Asia and Europe aren't at each other's throats is because of the good graces of the United States of America. It required 2 world wars for them to get their act together.

Honestly, Islam is just a newcomer to a cycle of problems that has plagued the Old World for countless centuries: That is war, poverty, hunger and disease.

Much of your problems come from overpopulation, yet your leaders don't care because they think the Europeans will take them all in and that will allow Islam to conquer Europe, when in truth, the EU nations are beginning to restrict immigration and carefully watch it's Muslim population. And you'll be stuck with a bunch of people with no food or water.

Even Islam cannot feed the hungry or quench dry throats.

"compare Jesus to prophet Muhammed as a messenger from God, they both presented to the people the same ethics, but you only read the Bible, or you didn't, did you read what prophet Muhammed said? you will find that you will follow others in their criticism of Islam without knowing anything about it."

Sorry, but Jesus was a chaste man who was sinless. Muhammed never spoke to God, and all his revelations came from elsewhere. I also know about Mohammed and Ayesha, but I suppose that child marriages were common back then. Mohammed probably wrote or altered the Koran to justify what he wanted.

I really don't need to read other holy books because they are not consistent with God (Allah's) teaching and understanding the wisdom of the Bible is a life-long chore at shortest.

"did you know there was a golden era for Islam? do you know that there were a number of Muslim scholars who taught the world principles of Mathematics, Physics, Logic and a lot other stuff? Have you known anything about Islam?"

Those fields have been around since the days of Aristotle and Euclid, and it seems like EVERYONE in the area wants to take credit for them. I've given up on who did what, and I don't care. I'm happy we have it, and I use it, and I am grateful to God for it. Today, in the year 2008, I know of many Middle Easterns who feel that Islam is holding them back. I know of the research laboratories of Iran that sit and rot in the desert with no one to tend them, because the government is more interested in executing gays.
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