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I have read the Qur'an too

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Submitted by Chante GV (United States), Jun 24, 2009 at 23:51

I realize that Ed's response was from 2007 and may seem irrelevant now but for those of you come across this article and comments now....

I have read the Qur'an too. I took a whole class on the Qur'an. When reading the Qur'an one must consider the historical context and the sames goes for the Hebrew Bible and Christian Testament. Surah 9 refers to the time when Muhammad was in Medina. Any attempts of conversion was aimed only for the non believers ( those who worshiped idols). Islam, along with Judaism and Christianity, does not support polytheism and this is what this surah (chapter) is about.

Of all the relgous in this world it is Christiantiy that atttempts to convert the world. You don't see Muslims going door to door telling people about the Qur'an and the teacings of Muhammad, it's the Mormans and Jahova's Witnesses and other Christina denomiatnions. I've apporached by a Muslim once but all he asked me to do was to take his cd that had informaiton about Islam and to learn more about it. He didn't ask me to convert. But there have numerous times where I have approached my Christians numeroius times telling me that Jesus is our only way into hevan.

Sorry for the long-winded comment here. I am not Muslim but I do study religon (it's my major) and I feel deeply offended when people make negative and hateful comments based on a misunderstaiding. The Bible is gulity of a violent history against non-belivers too. Sodom and Gomora.

I just ask to truley anaylize texts. Conder the time period, the region and the diffrent communites living within that region. There is a reason why a passage in the Qur'an, HEbrew Bible, the Gospels, The Bhagavad-Gita, etc., are wirtten.

p.s: sorry for any typos

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