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Submitted by yasemin (Turkey), Apr 15, 2009 at 23:34
Do you hear any Muslim here insulting any other religion.
Be careful what you say, didn't your parents taught you any human behaviour? I am not a religious person myself but we all respect all beliefs. Anyway vice versa is ridiculus.
You have a religion, I donot know what but let's assume Christian, because you are born from Christian parents. A Mouslim is a Mouslim because of his parents and the geography he is born into. A Hindu, a Budhist is the same and all other beliefs. It is very rare that people choose their beliefs when they're grown up.
All religions say nearly the same; be a good person, pray to God, help your neighbour, be honest , be merciful and so on. So real religious people (not stupid fanatics ofcourse), whatever their religion is, normally, must have similar moral values.
Meanwhile all religions have a dark past, when they were interpreted wrongly or used to suppress people. Christian's witchcrafts, Inquisition etc. And I think Mouslims must leave cutting hands, killing women etc. immediately (not in Turkey, we do not have sheriat laws here).
Still, for example, because of Ahmedinejat's behaviour, it is ridiculus to think that one day Iranians will come to kill Americans because you are not Mouslims. You must be out of your mind if you really think so. Please think responsibly and talk like a grown up who can think. Iranians are normal people, sleeping through the night, having breakfast, going to work, returning home in the evening, eating dinner with their family. Love, cry, laugh, run, walk, watch TV and so on. I've never been to Iran but it is easy to imagine.
This nuclear weapon think; nobody should have them. Do you think it is safe when you have nuclear weapons but dangerous when others have. Why? Alll are extremely dangerous.
... No person has the right to interfere with others beliefs and has to be respectful. Otherwise is very wrong. Don't they teach you this?
And this so-called Mouslem persons who wants Jihad are very rare. There are terrorists everywhere and the reason is not only religion but can be political beliefs, poverty, cults or similar.
You are so afraid that you have the illusion of the giant Mouslim Guliver will come to kill you . And this fear of yours are provoked by your own governments and media so that it is as if USA has the right to attack any nation, which is in reality only to control and posess all the lands and energy resources of the world.
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