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Hello again Nabil

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Submitted by Jim (United States), Aug 23, 2009 at 14:11

Hello Nabil,

I've been a bit busy in my job and so could'nt get back.

Regarding Robert Spencer - sorry, but I do'nt believe you. Being on a mailing list of someone who advocates violence does'nt mean he's advocating violence. If I'm on your mailing list it does'nt make me Muslim either. I regularly read his blog www.jihadwatch.org and find it illuminating. You should visit it too and leave your opinion on the Islam related news.

Ibn Warraq and the hundreds of Muslims in the West who have left Islam - they happen to know more about Islam than you. They are like the defectors from the former Soviet Union. And Muslims will regularly brush aside what they are saying without actually answering them. Its always about "missing the big picture", this is "not the real Islam" etc.

Yes, there's violence and stupidity in all religious books but only Muhammad was so very violent.

Regarding the Quran being a revelation - should'nt "revelations" not have stupidity, not advocate violence. This was no "revelation". Nor for that matter is any "holy" book "revealed".

Muhammad's poetry - I've read about many Hindu and Buddhist mystics in ancient times writing beautiful poetry, doing miracles etc. Bach was blind and a great composer. But eventually, all that is is a developed facualty. It does NOT mean a good character or a make for a decent person. Only a moral base can give rise to true spirituality. Crooks can be extremely intelligent and Hitler had a bewitching hold on the minds of Germans. Muhammad was a power hungry warlord, looting other tribes and sharing the booty, taking their women as concubines, ordering assassinations and torturing Kinana Al-Rabi to death (by lighting a fire on his chest!) so that he would reveal where the gold and silver was hidden. This is a prophet???

Regarding anger towards Jews and Muslims - please do'nt equate the two. The anger towards Jews is Irrational (they killed Jesus!, the Quran says Jews should be killed!) and they are the victims. The anger towards Muslims is because of Jihad, Jizya Tax, demeaning of women, Takkiya (deception) etc. and Muslims are the aggressors.

While you may look down on Muslims like the Taliban, the fact is the Taliban (means student) and other terrorists have the scripture on their side. They follow the Quran and Muhammad's example, you do'nt. You are not a true Muslim, they are.

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