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Hesham Ahmed: Some facts

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Submitted by Viking Woman (Kuwait), Apr 25, 2008 at 04:51

Thank you for your comments. You are assuming that due to lack of education and poverty are the reason many do not know of Islam.

This is not true.

I would also like to share some facts with you without quoting numbers. For those who boast of the many women who become Muslim in the West, this is a fact. However, the reasons are almost always due to marrying a Muslim or dating a Muslim. I could go into how many leave Islam after the divorce, or breakup. These are facts not stated.

Muslims have statistically passed Christians, very true. That has never impressed me. I am more impressed with the quality, rather than quantity. Considering many Islamic majority countries still suffer from illiteracy, lack of education (especially for women) poverty and high birth rates this is not a fact to be proud of.

Re: Those uneducated on Islam. Not factual. Many have studied Islam only to discover this religion is not of their choice. Have you, as human studied other religions? Gone to a church or synagogue or temple to see how others live?

You should be proud of the Muslims in your own country due to their education, and some rights for women, such as the recent vote for women. Now, this is worth boasting of. You live in a country that has some freedoms that most Islamic countries do not, although still your country has some women's rights issues that must be addressed in order to live in a progressive world. For example, polygamy is still allowed without a woman's permission being needed. Misyar marriage is becoming popular and should be banned. That aside, progress is there!

You also, most importantly have Muslims who have left Islam for many reasons. Some have converted to other religions. You would never publically broadcast this, nor would you post it on YouTube. Those who leave Islam are afraid to speak out due to family/community/culture/political reasons, therefore rendering your boasting of converts to Islam null and void.

When a Muslim has the full right to leave their religion without any persecution, only then may you have the equal right to post YouTube videos on other converts. Let us not forget the apostasy clause when mentioning those who do not leave Islam publically.

Let's be fair here.

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