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Submitted by AC (Canada), Dec 2, 2008 at 02:39

In Islam, a Muslim is told be be critical and the Holy Quran even challenges its readers to try and produce a verse in Arabic like that of the Quran. One may think it to be a simple thing, but it has never been done. Christian Arabs have attempted and failled. Yet they still do not believe.

What other religious books challenge their readers, giving them an experiment to test whether the book is the real word of God?

The Quran itself tells humankind to go to the heavens if they can. It promotes critical thinking and constant education. If you look back in history it was the Muslims who saved the works of Plato and Aristotlle in a time where the Church had banned all of these philosophies as they deemed them to be against Christianity.

As a Muslim i do not fear studying any philosophies or learning about anyother religion because it will help me become a more learned person. Today our world has become highly globalized and i feel that education is the answer to end hate and fear of different races and religious groups.

It is sad to see so many people misled and totally misinformed about Islam and other religions. As Islam is in the spot light, one must be critical and ask if they truely believe that Islam is being portrayed fairly in the media and by those of great influence.

Every media chain attacks Islam and leads its viewers to hate Islam or have a negative view of it.You turn on the TV and find that every American Christian channel is attacking Islam as some evil and backwards religion while they are preaching to have a Crusade in Iraq and convert the people of a country who have witnessed over i million civilian deaths.

If Islam was an obsolete religion as some claim, than why is it the fastest growing and why do tens of thousands convert to the Islam every year. Islam is the truth and the answer for humanities problems, but there are evil people out there who just want to become rich and control the world.

Humanity is being exploited by a small group of rich people who tell you what you must look like, what you have to buy to be happy, what kinds of things you need to do to have fun. Alchololism is on the rise, gambling is ruining people lives, and people are becoming so unhealthy that they become ill and die at an early age. A strong family is something that has held up the social fabric of world societies and today it is being attacked. More than 50% of people end up divorced, and there are too many one parent families. Broken families will be cause of broken societies around the world.

Today, many Muslims are attempting to cling on to thier faith although the world has become a difficult place for faithful people to remain faithful. That is why Islam is being attacked. It is standing in the way of those who want to globalize the world under one popular western culture. Many cultures have been corrupted around the world. Many Muslims have also been corrupted, but there remains a large portion who are still faithful and reject some of the cultural values of the west.

Muslims are for free speech, diverse socities and education. If one looks back in history it was Muslims who created hospitals, Universities, medicines, mathematical advancements(algebrea), and scientific advancements. It was also Muslims who co-existed with other religions unlike the Christian Europe that did not tolerate anyother religion until recent centuries.

History is a great thing if people actually learn from it. Do some research and you will be astonished as to how much Islam has contributed to the development of humanity

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