Submitted by bayezid (Bangladesh), Jan 5, 2009 at 03:36
>> But it Islam is only your 'truth' - it is not ours - despite what you would like to think. No one objects or has objected that you have your 'truth' in your cultures and regions but Muslims should understand we do not want it in ours. Much the same as Muslims do not want any other ideology in their areas."
thats what you think. it is the duty of the muslims to spread this word of ALLAH. so we are actually following the deen in doing so. many non muslims even in your land (australia) are interested in islam and are reverting to islam.this is for mankind and everyone has a right to know about islam regardless oftheir local prejudices. so ill ask you now : who is this we ?? you and dhimmi and kman? from ur comment above it can be deduced that you do not even want muslims to do one of their basic duty :dawah. or invitation. nd you wonder why that guy was pissed?
we have to value what ALLAH says before giving any weight to your demands. ALLAH comes first. so, tough.
>> But you have more than an equal platform within your own culture. It' s just that you (Muslims) insist on widening the audience bases amongst OUR audience. What can you expect? And the so called 'bias' comes from the fact that a free and open media reports the many negative events caused by Muslims as to the few caused by non-Muslims. When' s the last time you heard of a beheading done by disaffected Buddhists to a person he had never met before? Why aren't angry Serbs, pissed off at losing Kosovo, suicide bombing Americans? It's not so much bias constructed by the West - it's that , based on past performance, the balance of probablities makes it much more likely than not that the person or persons who commit a terrorist crime will be a person who holds the Islam ideology to be true (whether or not that person, after reading the life of Mohammed , understands he is not acting out the 'true' Islam) "
the people of your land welcome islam. there will always be prejudiced people who are xenophobic and they learn about islam in time. i suggest you speak only for your own self. and the media has never been truthful. it jst preys on your stupidity to pass on informatin to serve the interests fo the rich. the media is just another business. and the more they tell you what you wnat to hear, the more money they earn. simple.
actully serbs would have more in common with suicide bombings than islam. we dont have any permission for this kind of act. or for terrorism.
Being angry about political issues , to the extent that you'd like to see people's skulls crushed etc indicates a distinct lack of inner peace to me. It seems he is not following his own religion properly , if Islam is a religion of peace. No one is holding a gun to his head. Instead of griping about a situation - he could be taking practical steps in his own life to fix the source of his inner disatisfaction.."
it just shows you dont know where to look for examples. people dont define the deen, ALLAH does. in HIS book. and this tactic youve used here is very old. thought you should know.
They have Sharia etc there don't they? What else do they need?"
they simply need to follow it. becasue they dont they are in such a mess.
We can say it wasn't compassion, detachment or tolerance."
and you shouldnt either. its natural for the guy to express some form of dissatisfaction to a people that deny the source and reason for compassion and tolerance.
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