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Lack Of Vision

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
in response to reader comment: Ster and Mohammed

Submitted by mohammed (Saudi Arabia), May 18, 2008 at 08:15

Dear BA,

i can see that your vision is really sharp and you keep good knowledge of things going on in different parts of the world. but i sense that your field of vision is rather limited. it is true that jews and christians are mentioned in our sermons, but you must know what is the subject.jews and christians are known as 'ahlal kitab (people of the book)and any religion closest to islam is judaism and christianity.

islam is the only non-christian religion which belives in jesus christ(pbuh),we also belive the torah revealed to moses (pbuh) .you must know that muslims are allowed to marry jews and christians without converting their to-be wife to islam. no muslim is muslim if he doesn't believe jesus and moses . so the mentioning of christians and jews is not humiliating them it is just showing the virtuies and values of the great prophets jesus and moses.muslims believe that if somebody loves you than give him your life if needed to protect them and if somebody hates you than guide them and if yet they continue to hate you then bear it with patience.

it is wrong to say that sunnis and shias hate themselves,it is true that we have differences but we don't hate each other look at bahrain 60% of the population is shiah but the king is a sunni. come to india you will find many sunnis and shias living together without discrimination. the only example of casteist violence is iraq. so you can't say that muslims hate each other.

also muslims don't hate non-muslims the just pity them for the way the are following,but it is our duty guide themto the light of truth,islam comes from the word salam which means peace.since we follow the teachings of christ i say that we are more christians then christians themselves.it is written in the bible in matthew chapter 5 verse 17-20 jesus says "for i say unto you,that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and pharisees,ye shall in no case enter the kingdom of heaven".this is what all muslims believe in and it is necessary for every christian to do so.so i hope that your misunderstanding is clear now.islam isthe religion of peace and humanity as is true christianity and true judaism.

thank you.

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