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Submitted by Viking Woman (Kuwait), Apr 28, 2008 at 13:58

Well, since I do live in an Islamic country I can "see" things that most cannot see. I am also in agreement on diplomatic moderate inter-faith discussions from both sides.

I am sorry, I misunderstood your comments, and I do agree with you regarding the poverty and lack of education being the main cause of terrorist groups searching for weaker people to commit to their cause. Also not surprising is the converts who join in. It's some lack of identity in both groups that cause them to seek glory and fame in any insane way. Women included. If women were valued in a healthy way, they wouldn't need this sick type of attention.

Regarding polygamy, well, I have eye witnessed many polygamy cases, and though it is rare, the fact of the matter is, it's legally and morally allowed in Islam. Your information on Egypt is correct as far as the woman must be informed and give permission, but this is not due to Islamic law. In Kuwait no permission is needed, as per Kuwaiti law. Tunisia has banned it, and in Indonesia the women are trying to ban it.

You cannot judge many converts, as the fact of the matter is, Islam allows conversion in such a simplistic manner that defies the deep consequences of one's choice later on. Before conversion, one must be forced to study the religion deeply, as in other major religions. Most Muslims themselves have not studied the religion deep enough, especially those in countries with high illiteracy rates.

For the record, there are Imam's who have converted to Christianity. There is also a very high rate of Muslim converts who have left Islam. Back to my point of not enough required education which must be implemented soon to avoid any future converts leaving and thus facing the apostasy accuasations. If you were to become a Catholic or study Judaism, you would be required to follow an intense study program.

That would be responsible conversion.

As for any Islamic laws being implemented in the U.S. or any other western country, I am totally against this. I think it's time for all Muslims in the West to appreciate our lax immigration laws, and love the country they immigrated to--- with freedom, justice and secular laws.

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