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Submitted by basf (Indonesia), Jul 11, 2008 at 03:13

Then you dont understand.

Its not about statue. It's about "Dos and Don'ts" in religion, and I dont mean Islam only, but all religions.

Depicting Muhammad is don'ts category. It's haraam as we called it. It's so clear that I doubt you will find disagreements among muslim scholars about that.

You should respect that Islam has don'ts category. In fact, any countries shold respect that all religions have don'ts category too.

My basis is not considering laws and countries as equals, and I dont force other believers to think holy Quran as important as I do, nor I put my views on others.

I just force other believers to realize that muslims consider Holy Quran very important, especially regarding the issues of Prophet Muhammad (may Allah praise him).

It's important since, well in my opinion, christianity see their prophets in quite a different way. I mean, as an example, christian world can have "The Da Vince Code" book saying Jesus married Maria Magdalena and the author can still live peacefully.

But that's the way christian people deal with difference of opinions. That's fine, I can respect that. But you shouldnt force muslims to deal with such matters the way you do. You cant force muslims to accept "The Satanic Verses" the way christians accept "The Da Vinci Code".

That's what's actually called "put views on others".

Islam has it's own teaching and values regarding issues of Prophet Muhammad, and people should respect that.

My basis, or more accurately my assumption in my previous commen is, every contries shouldnt mess up with internal values (do/dont's category) in religions, whether in the name of "not-intended as a form of idol-worship" or not, since that's not the case.

The case is that's just the way we deal with it.

I thought respecting dos/dont's in religion was a kinda "universal value".

I believe Tabliban was wrong when they destroy Buddhist statues in Afghan. Those are Buddhists', so we should just let them.

So I think US shouldnt have a statue of Muhammad. Islam forbids it, and they should respect that -if they can.

I hope my explanation enlightens you. Thanks in advance.

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