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Submitted by Rockmelon (United States), Oct 22, 2008 at 16:31

Oh! I totally disagree with you.

To be a Muslim is to believe that"There is no God but God and Muhammad is his messenger". Therefore, the Qur`an is the "direct word of God as given to he Prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel." The Qur1an is NOT open to interpretation. If a dictate is contradicted, as many are, the latter dictate is the one that Muslims are compelled to believe.

The verses in the Qur`an didn't contain violence and hatred until the later years of prophecy.

The Qur`an commands Muslims to "smite the neck of the disbelievers" (slice their throats). It also commands Muslims to convert the world to Islam by any means necessary. We, the infidels, are the vilest of creatures and lower than pigs. Nice talk, huh? Can you imagine going to church and being preached this crap?

Muslim children are indoctrinated from birth. They are taught to hate the infidels, to desire world domination by Islam and that life on earth is but a step into paradise where "Peace" will finally be reached. To say that Islam is a religion of peace is to say that "In Islam, peace will be ours in paradise."

Anyone who is a Muslim believes in the exact same God and that the Qur`an is his word. You cannot differentiate a "moderate" Muslim from a "bad" Muslim. They all believe in the very same words in the Qur`an.

If the "moderate" Muslims condemned the violence and threats of radical Muslims, why do they keep their mouths shut? Why don't they let the world know that they do not follow that brand of Islam? Those who claim that their religion has been "high jacked" by radicals need to speak up and be on record for their condemnation of terrorism. Instead, their voices are silent. They cannot and will not speak against their brothers and sisters in an unflattering way.

Your "moderate" Muslims are no different than the wives and husbands of members of our forces fighting overseas. A man might be fighting in Iraq and come to despise the enemy. He may live, sleep and eat his hostility. His partner back in America is not having these same feelings. Her life is continuing as usual. Does this make her less of an American that her soldier? It's the same way with Muslims that are considered "moderate". Not everyone can fight the war; some remain at home. Most American Muslims are not fighting but they are solidly behind the terrorists because Islam must conquer the world!

The day will come when you realize that we didn't know enemy. That we were so concerned to be politically correct and to show multiculturalism that we overlooked the threat on our doorstep. You have to ask yourself if it will be too late.

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