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in response to reader comment: You have a point - Lenette!!!

Submitted by peter (United Kingdom), Jun 13, 2008 at 06:28

Lenette, you wrote: "I can't believe what I have just read!? The whole idea of the religion called Islam is bewilderness and lies! The devil lies to get people to follow him, and what better than to spread a little niceties among the poisonous, evil words in order to disorientate man? If you wrote this, Mr. Pipes, I really must say that you've got something wrong. You cannot possibly be serious, when you say that bin Laden % co. have interpreted the Quran in a 'wrong/ignorant' way, because that's what you really are implying."

Jaladhi you wrote:You are absolutely right!!! "Wrong/ignorant" interpretation of Quran by the terrorists is the usual line we get from common everyday Muslims when they defend their religion even though the Islamic religious schools never issue a ruling disagreeing with the terrorists!!! In other words they agree with terrorist's interpretation of Quran."

You are of course both absolutely correct! Please open your eyes and your ears. Truth is not relative. Yet in today's media, secular humanists and liberals judiciously edit under the guise of enlightenment. While irritating, this practice is particularly lethal as it relates to Islam. The errant recasting of the religion as peaceful, the reshaping of jihad into a 'spiritual struggle', the impression you convey that Islam is tolerant and that the terrorists have corrupted their religion, is wrong. Thousands have died in the wake of your illusions.

For those who support the politically correct-inspired notion that terrorism is not condoned by Islam, that terrorists have corrupted an otherwise peaceful religion, consider this. The world's foremost authority on the Qur'an is sheik Abdel Rahman. He was the senior professor of Qur'anic studies at Islam's most prestigious university, Al-Azhar, in Cairo. Today, the sheik is a convicted terrorist, serving time in an American prison for the '93 bombing of the World Trade Center. If the Qur'an espouses peace, that's hard to explain.

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