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No need for put downs Dawood, stick to the facts

Reader comment on item: Did Michael Jackson Convert to Islam?
in response to reader comment: Forced conversions?

Submitted by jan (United States), Jul 4, 2009 at 00:43

Dawood,

I will go through your points (and insults) as follows:

First, of course I do not use Wikipedia as a "fountain of all knowledge'. I had plenty of examples from other sources, yet you chose to attack Wikipedia rather than address the FACTS that I presented to you.

Second, you really cannot be serious in postulating that kidnapped women or other non-muslims adhere to the conditions for shahada. I know for a fact that the FOX news men were considered to have been converted to Islam and I am quite sure that their captors did not follow those guidelines. You are referring to the guidelines set for a person who WILLINGLY converts to Islam. Quite a different story.

Third, Children being forced- you attempt to gloss over the fact that young girls are indeed kidnapped and forced to marry Muslim men (why don't you make yourself useful and find me the passage that advocates taking non-Muslim women for wives to spread Islam?). These are young people who are being taken from their mothers and fathers, not forcibly converted by them. What a ridiculous argument, really. There is a disconnect here Dawud, I do not understand how you respond to this issue by comparing all parents raising their children in normal circumstances. I suggest you re-think.

I gave you several examples. There are so many more. The fact that you choose to ignore the reality is not something I can help you with. I could go back on the internet and research the statistics for you and other news stories, but if you are curious, why don't you do so yourself? It would be a great show of faith that you have an open mind!

I cannot quote you from the Quran, but I could research it, but I somehow doubt that those Muslims who are carrying out these conversions give a hoot about sincerity. Oh, yes, now you will reply that they are not true Muslims, just like the Muslim terrorists who scream Allah huAkbar!!!! as they blow themselves and innocent bystanders up, right?

Submitting....

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