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Debbie, the hypocrisy of those objecting to conversion to Islam

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in response to reader comment: The Hypocricy of Objectors of Conversion to Islam. Its the domination and violence we object to.Response to Terrence.

Submitted by Terrence (Australia), Jun 8, 2009 at 09:14

Dear Debbie, the insinuation in posts such as Sandy Klaus to whom I was responding was quite clear. That Muslims (and Islam) are obsessed with conversion, and I presented my argument that if numbers of people involved and money spent are any indication that Christianity should be guilty of 'obsession' many times more as Christians spend substantially more money and involve a lot more people to convert others.

Still I am happy to hear that you have no problem having Muslim neighbours, friends or employees (hopefully employers too). Regarding your objections, I too agree with you that religion should not be forced on others as have happened in the past, and NO RELIGION can claim to be 'not guilty' of it. But I don't blame the relgion, I blame the people involved. I too resent the statement that "Islam wants world domination" same as I resent the statement that "Christianity wants world domination" or "secularims wants world domination". I don't know where you heard that Islam wants to impose Sharia law on 'Christian' nations, firstly I don't even know which nations you consider as 'Christian'. Agree with you on freedom of choice and freedom of religion. Joregen Nielson writes in 'Islam in Europe "The expectation of religious tolerance is one which is blind to the continuing national and ethnic intolerance which remains endemic in European culture and continues to find expression in national legislation and policies" and "... demands are being made of Muslims to meet European standards which Europeans themselves have often not met." Clearly there are issues of 'getting along' on all sides.

You suggested that we ask those who converted to Christianity from other religions including Islam; okay, but why stop at that, to be fair, why not also ask those who converted to Islam from other religions including Christianity.

On your statement "Radical Islam has imposed insane violence, and terrorism to persuade others into submission", while not condoning that, I would also ask you to note that 'radical Christianity' is guilty of the same and there are many examples of that in history.

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