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Response to Marwan

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Submitted by Bruce (United States), Oct 22, 2008 at 17:40

Muslims live in the oppressive societies by choice. A majority of people in every single Muslim nation want's Shari'a law. This is the kind of law that cuts off the hand of a suspected thief, even a child. This is the kind of law that relegates females, homosexuals and all other minorities to second class status, assuming of course they are Muslims. If they are non-Muslims, they have no citizenship, no status, and no rights. Anything and everything they have can be taken from them without recourse. Shari'a law does not even consider the death of a non-Muslim at the hands of a Muslim to be murder. Muslims CHOOSE to live under this set of medevial laws. That is the reason they can't get free: they don't want freedom as you measure it. Even the name of their religion indicates it's true natute. Islam does not mean peace, contrary to what you may have been told. Salam means peace. Islam means submission.

In the days following September 11, 2001, we in America were shown memorial services from everywhere around the world, except for the Muslim nations. In those nations they were celebrating in the streets. These were not radical extremists. These were average people: moms, dads, kids, etc. All of whom were celebrating the deaths of American citizens. So pardon us if we seem a little upset.

Did you know that the highest honor a Muslim woman can have is to raise up children to be sacrificed in Jihad. When a suicide bomber kills themselves, along with innocent bystanders, it is considered cause for celebration. The family passes out sweet breads, candy, cool drinks and other treats in celebration of the the suicide bomber's success. They even advertise the fact in the local papers to draw in friends.

You can talk about extremists in all religions if you want, but only one religion actively seeks out and kills those who disagree with them. You don't see Christians strapping bombs on themselves and going into crowded markets, restaurants or airplanes in order to kill the most people possible. You don't see Christian preachers calling for the death of those who oppose them.

In fact, there is very little difference between radical Muslims and moderate Muslims. Both believe that all non-Muslims are infidels and must either convert to Islam, pay a subjugation tax, or face execution. That really does not sound very moderate to me. I don't believe that it really matters to the rabbit whether the fox catches it or the wolf. Either way, it gets eaten.

Lebanon is a prime example of how Muslims work their magic in a country. Fifty years ago, Lebanon was 90% Christian. It was a garden spot and an international vacation site. It was pristine. The cedars of Lebanon is not just a biblical story. Lebanon was a beautiful place. Then Christian Lebanon began to allow Muslim immigrants. At first these new citizens were respectful of Lebanon's laws and customs. Then they quietly began demanding their own laws and customs that only applied to them. Kind of like in the United States right now. Then when the Muslim population grew larger, they began loudly demanding their own laws and rules, kind of like England right now. Then after the population grew significant, violent protests erupted in the streets, much like what happend in France last year. Finally, when the Muslim population became the majority, the killings started. Lebanese Christians were beaten, robbed and even killed. But because of Lebanon's new Islamic laws, those offenses were not even considered offenses, much less crimes. To make this long story short, the killing and destruction continued unabated until Lebanon became the wasteland it is today. You never hear Lebanon mentioned in the news without the words "war-torn" preceding it. And all of it thanks to those peaceful, freedom-loving Muslims.

So tell me Marwan, how do you free people that don't want freedom? How do you educate those that have no respect for education? How do you help people who don't want to be helped?

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