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War and peace

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in response to reader comment: The fine art of taquiya

Submitted by Hesham Ahmad Ahmad Farid (Kuwait), Apr 22, 2008 at 05:08

Dear Mr. "Onlytruth",

You accused me by acting friendly, smiling a lot to the west , and eventually you have taken me as an enemy . Can you tell me what is the difference between you and the Muslim extremists? Unfortunately both of you are in one side because both of you refuse to communicate peacefully , and taking people as enemies. But this will not prevent me from trying to gain your friendship.

I am Egyptian Suni Muslim, I have never heared about this Tequia except only 3 years ago when I moved to work in Kuwait which have considerable Sheaa Muslims. Anyway I am not acting my friend, I have many American friends, we exchange social family visits with full respect to each other.

I would like to draw your attention to the following facts:

1. Part of my faith is to believe in Christianity and Jesus but as a prophet not as god. So we as Muslims can't insult or get down with Christianity as you do with Islam.

2. If the aims of using the atomic bomb was to end the bloodshed of WW2, it could had been used in military areas or just one bomb would be enough !!

3. War against Iraq was not sanctioned by UN. It was sanctioned by US to destroy the so-called Iraqee mass destruction weapons which has not been found till now !

4 Women in Islam is not obligated to work to feed her family, according to Islam, the man is the only responsible for work , but if the woman wants to help, this would be voluntary from her side. Islam does not ban women to preachs In mosques, but it's not accepted socially ( read about the sexual scandals of some of the priests in Egypt, and US. In US the women are obligated to change thier names after marriage to take thier husband's names to show that women have to follow thier husbands, in Islamic countries we have the same, the woman have to follow her husband but without taking his name. To be more specific we have to underline that most of the Islamic countries are classified in the third world because of low level of standards, low level of education, so I conceive that all the breaches of the women rights are due to the ignorance, and lack of education rather than religious matters.

5. It's true that most of the Islamic countries are technology consumers and lies under poverty but why?? not because of Islam as you think but because this is the circulation of civilization through history. Islamic state was the leader in the early stages of Islam in all the science branches, but now it's your turn. where was the US civilization before three hundred years??????

6. Before we judge any one, we have to look into the case and investigate who the killer is , and who the victim is. Try to do so in all the problems in all the ares you mentioned remembering the UN court in Lahay for the trials of anti-human crimes in Surbia.

7. Most of the Islamic countries peoples are living under occupation of thier own dictatorate leaders, so don't expect so much from peoples suffering and thier main target is just to feed thier children.

8. The western civlization is great despite it's incompleteness, because I cann't understand that while it is calling for freedom and multi-culture co-existance , it bans something like head scarf ?? . I think that we have the right to take the best of it as democracy, but without trying to impose your culture on us

In conclusion I will teach my children to respect and accept the others , so stop calling for new wars but put your hand in my hand to say no to the extremists wherever they are
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