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RE: No child is "born" Muslim

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Submitted by German Observer (Germany), May 3, 2008 at 06:35

> As Richard Dawkins argued in The God Delusion, there's no such thing as a Muslim child or Catholic child or Hindu child.

It is perhaps noteworthy, that muslims themselves will not care for Dawkins' arguments, because as the Qur'an argues, every child is born muslim (Sura 7, 172-173; http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/007.qmt.html#007.172)

One hadith in one of the canonical hadith collections confirms this dogma explicitly (http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/077.sbt.html#008.077.597).

The problem lies not in arguing what a child is fit to decide or believe, but what muslims generally believe (and that is, to repeat, that every child is born muslim).

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