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Response to Reader A, and some questions on the weakness of the muslim world

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Submitted by David in Sydney (Australia), Apr 14, 2008 at 02:55

"A" says: "Islam does not order to invade or kill. However, Islam does ask to fight against invaders (Iraq, Palestine, etc.). Islam orders us to treat people of other religions in the same way as we treat Muslims, as long as these don't attack us."

Violence against non-Muslims is and has always been an integral aspect of Islam. It's in the Koran, to be a good muslim you convert the infidel. While it would be nice that you are able to convert by the force and logic of your arguments, if you need to you may use lies, deceit, torture, enslavement, rape and murder while you're converting. It's what Allah told Mohammed. And Mohammed, it says in the Koran, told us.

This is to be expected from a 7th century religion that originated from a primitive tribal nomads. Take a look at http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=UQS_Wy8MKvw and find out what it actually says in the Koran.

That people can seriously be muslim in this day and age is beyond belief. That it stupefies and weakens muslims themselves is obvious. How is it that a tiny country, Israel, of some 5 million people is able to thrive in the middle of an ocean of over 300 million muslim Arabs? And win 4 wars started by the neighbouring arab countries (and kill fewer arabs during those 4 wars than Jordan did during Black September in 1970).

Where does all that vast oil wealth go, those trillions of dollars that have been sucked into that black hole called the arab world and yet has left most arabs as impoverished as ever.

Can you please tell me, A, without blaming everyone else but the arabs and their toxic religion. And without sounding completely delusional.

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