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Submitted by Khawla (United Arab Emirates), May 24, 2008 at 00:57

Again, Mr. or Ms. onlytruth, I am a girl! I do not know if you really read my comments seriously or not. I have not got any answers to my questions to you and the others.

Anyway, I have been referring to Israel not to any Christian power. Israel forced itself between Arabic nations with the help of the UN. You know this. This is the free world the West supports. Removing the people of the land as the US and Australia did. All of you were against the right of the Palestinians on their land. You will always be. Western powers have always and still will force themselves in the issues of the whole world. Imperialism is still present as an ideology in your minds. And you think Muslims want your bed!

I do not care if you believe me or not. The truth always prevails. Things will be settled on the Day of Judgment. We are not in a hurry.

If you really consider yourself knowledgeable about Islam, I am sure you would have known that Sharia and Shura are important principles in the Muslim community. Shura is ensuring justice for the all and justice for the individual. Not favoring a party over another by number of votes. Sharia is a set of laws from the God revolving around the ten commandments revealed to Moses and the People of Israel as well as laws that protect the rights of the people and the rights of the individual. Sharia is not only punishments as you always think. It is a broad system consisting of subsystems. I recommend you know more about Sharia from Muslim writers. Muslims who live Islam. It seems you have enough time for this. You are not forced by the way.

As for 9/11 attacks, these are not approved in Islam. Terrorism is not approved in Islam. I am sure that if I give evidences that Islam is against spreading terror between the people you will not listen. But, I will present any one who wants to know with links to articles by Muslim writers about Sharia, Jihad, and Terrorism. You can search for more on the Internet.

You should not only wait for Muslims to comment on such articles. One of you, and even you, think my facts would change how you think about Islam. Here, my comments will be read by 20 or at most by 50 people. But there are millions of you who will not read this. I do not wait your sympathy. I am not ashamed of being a true believer of the God who submitted to only Him.

As a Muslim, it is my duty to explain my religion to you as you are doing for your religion. If Islam is really bad, I would be criticizing it. (I run my own blog on the Internet talking about Islam as an ordinary Muslim.) You are not criticizing your religion because you believe it to be the truth. People follow the religion they believe it is the truth.

I really condemn the acts of the Christians and Jews throughout history. As you are seeing Al Qaeda as a threat, I am seeing it as a threat to the world and to Islam. As an evidence, they caused the whole world to fear all Muslims and associate them all with evil and oppressing them. Religions are not supposed to be evil if they are from the God.

Anyway, the doors are open. Whoever wants to know about Islam from Muslims, you can find many portals on the Internet which give you access to many information and services like asking questions to scholars. On the other hand, who does not want to know about Islam, you can leave. After the death of Muahammad, peace be upon him, the message was completed and the choice is left.

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