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do not judge islam by muslims

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in response to reader comment: Comment on Mansour's "true religion."

Submitted by tero4ever (Egypt), Oct 7, 2008 at 20:48

my comment for you sir is that do not judge islam by muslims ... in fact do not judge any religion by its "supposedly followers" ..... long time ago ... arabs were the dominant force around the world ... had the greatest sceintists and made significant discoveries in every field of life ... but that was long time ago ... then came a greek and roman empires ... and they too had their achievments ... now its the western society thats dominant ... and later it will be another civilization ... that's life

so saying wat has islam added to the world ... and mentioning cell phones ... cure for polio ... or whatever ... that really means nothing ... because i can name you dozens of muslim scientists that made signifcant changes in our lives when the arabs ruled ... so what you're saying is due to who rules and has nothing to do with religion ....

secondly my original point ... do not judge a certain religion by its "supposedly followers" ... if you want to judge a religion ... read it ... understand it ... seek the true followers who can make you understand more ... i mean look at america now ... america is occupying iraq ... jews are occupying palestine ... does that mean that christianity and judism are religions of terror and occupiance ! ... no they are not ... so is islam ... its a religion that actually calls for peace ... calls for science and calls for love among human beings .... just like other religions be4 it has called for .... is that the case among the world?? ... no it isn't ... but that doesnt mean that any of those religion calls for misery or that its women opressive ... its not that

those words

"Islam cannot even tolerate free thought and criticism, witness your Fatwas and death to those who dare speak their minds, or the totally idiotic reaction to some innocuous cartoons--we tolerate your hatred daily but do not riot, kill or mame. Your Islam is intolerant and primitive."

are extremly at fault ... and i hope after you read my reply you would just think about them again

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