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What hypocracy, Ali

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Submitted by Don (Peru), Jul 2, 2009 at 10:34

"You instill hatred and difference..."

Ali, please, don't insult our intelligence. We are a tolerant culture and people. Christianity and Buddhism and other religions really ARE religions of tolerance and peace. Islam - the Koran most directly - is mostly about hatred, bigotry, differences, intolerance, who to hate, who to kill, who to shun, and so on. I've read it. I know it. You can't fool me.

"Wahabbis interpret Islam as a religion of the sword only..." Well, the sad fact is, Ali, that the Wahabbis are the purest Muslims. They interpret the Koran literally and for its word. They follow the life of Mohammed and the words of the Koran. You, on the other hand - and we're all thankful to you for it - pick and choose from the Koran like most Muslims do. This is good, but that most think, well...I'm not going to hunt down any Jews in my land to kill; I like this this guy even though he's a Christian, so I'll just ignore the parts of the Koran that tell me to never befriend the Christian; I see some Hindis (polytheists) over there, but even though my holy book commands me to "slay the idol worshippers," I think I'll just leave them alone; I love my wife too much to beat the crap out of her if she refuses me sex, so I'll just wait until we both want it, etc. Good for us all that "most" Muslims pick and choose. But don't imply the Wahabbis are misinterpreting your religion when they are the most pious Muslims. They follow your book straight-up. Osama bin Laden (a Wahabbi), according to your Koran, is a great Muslim.

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