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in response to reader comment: Turkey is the bird Turkey!!

Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), May 25, 2008 at 01:16

Hello Mansoor!

That's really not very nice of you to say that about Turkey. I'm sorry, but that was a lame joke that's told maybe in elementary schools. I think you're a little bit above that now.

You know, I really kind of found that post of yours to be different. Your normal jovial manner seems to have escaped for the moment.

I guess it's because you're upset that the Hadith will be changed?

But why not? I think it's time for the real Islam to come out. The non-violent, peaceful roots of Meccan Mohammed to shine.

Your words are marked, but I don't think the reformers and progressives will be defeated. Hopefully, the changes will make it very clear that:

1) It is okay to convert to Christianity from Islam, and if you choose to do so, you will be respected.

2) Hijab and burka are not necessary, and are optional at sole discresion of the woman.

3) War in Islam is not permissible, and peace and non-violent struggle are the way

4) Taquiyya is no longer taught

5) Madrassas all over the world, especially in Iran and Pakistan, will no longer teach jihad means war against West, India, Russia and China.

I really hope that the Turkish reforms do not disappoint. They have done an okay job with moderate Islam, but I think there's always room for improvement.

I will pray to God for these things to be done, and I invite you to pray for them also Mansoor. You like to talk to about God, so, why not ask for more peace and tolerance?

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