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Submitted by Hesham Ahamd (Kuwait), Apr 27, 2008 at 02:26

I would like to thank you very much for your comments, which is very polite, moderate, and rational. This is the way it should be for better interaction and communication between cultures and religions rather than calling for wars like this so-called "onlytruth".

I mentioned in my comments to Mr. "onlytruth" that lack of education and poverty are the main reasons for some Muslims to be unaware of the real values of their own religion so it would be much easier for the terrorist organizations to attract them. So I can't understand why you are disagreeing with me in this point??

If marrying or dating a Muslim is a reason for converting into Islam, that is not an excuse because in general I believe that such a crucial decision must get out of my deep heart and mind, and I must be totally convinced with the new religion, and have doubts in my original religion, so if these women left Islam and returned to their original religion after divorce, that means that they haven't faith in either religions. Furthermore there are considerable numbers in the west converted into Islam through reading and comparing between religions to search for the truth even preachers in the churches.

I agree with you that quality is more important than quantity, but don't you agree with me that the most important is the religion itself rather than the followers?. The fact is that the west has judged Islam with Muslims in a time they lay down under illiteracy and poverty putting away the historical reasons and civilization circulation through history. So if you think that those uneducated people are on Islam, by the same way Hitler, and Moslinee and all their victims should be on Christianity, but I'm totally convinced that there are a big difference between the religion and the people belong to it because simply people do changes, but religion is fixed.

I believe that in every one's life, should be a stop with himself to think what if I was wrong?. One day I will die, they will grave me, I will rise from my grave to face our only god, so what if I was wrong, what shall I do then? nothing but going to hell. So in my life time I must search for the truth with opened mind without hatred to anybody because everyone is my brother or sister. So the key issue for me is not to boast with one converted into Islam to win but to put myself with him searching together for the truth to survive together. This what I did many years ago, I started my exploratory expedition by searching and reading in Christianity, and Judaism only because I believe only in them as Muslim that these are the only three religions from god and the result was that my faith in Islam had increased. I am totally agree with you that everyone must not siege himself away from the others thinking that he is right, and the others are rong.

Moving on to the issue of polygamy, I want to ask you question as you live in Muslim country: How many men did you met have more than one wife? I think it's very little percentage; I myself and all my friends have one wife and don't think at all to marry more than once. This is the rule and other is exception. Polygamy is legislated to resolve social problems such as serious sickness or barrenness of the wife or even high sexual leaning at the man side. In Egypt polygamy is conditioned by approval of the first wife, also there was a disputed issue regarding hundreds of Christians converted into Islam just to divorce their wives and marry the women they love, then they returned back to Christianity because there is no divorce in the Egyptian church.

I agree with you that Muslims also should have the right to leave Islam if they want to do that, which is something not allowed socially, but the holy Quran States very clearly that "no forcing in religion, the one should perceive the good and the evil himself", you can search and find it yourself.

I have the right to boast that thousands of Christian preachers converted into Islam, but you can't find even single imam converted into Christianity.

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