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You disappoint me, Jim

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Submitted by Jim (United States), Aug 26, 2009 at 12:22

Hello Nabil,

I think you're getting angry which is a sign of a weak argument. No wonder Muslims get angry and violent at the drop of a hat when it comes to Islam.

Quran and Muhammad wanting to kill Jews - how about the below which are just two of the many, many verses ordering Mulsims to kill.

Qur'an (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." "People of the Book" refers to Christians and Jews. This was one of the final "revelations" from Allah and it set in motion the tenacious military expansion, in which Muhammad's companions managed to conquer two-thirds of the Christian world in just the next 100 years. Islam is intended to dominate all other people and faiths.

From the Hadith:

Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

History - how did Constantinople become Istanbul? What were Muslims doing in Spain? How did Hindu/Buddhist India become Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh? Why are the mountains in Afghanistan called the Hindu Kush? Kush is the old Persian word "kill".

I realise you want an identity. All of us do and usually (unless you're willing to question) we accept the one we are born into. And it feels good to have the certainties that come with "revelations". The problem is, when your "certainty" orders you to dominate and kill. Then the "right path" you think you're on becomes a path of destruction. Hitler, Stalin and other dictators (like Muhammad) too thought they were on the "right path". That's the problem with self-righteousness and certainties.

I hope as you grow older and mature, you'll be willing to question, willing to see shades ot grey and not black / white and hopefully be willing to accept that the Quran could not be a "revelation" and Muhammad as a deeply disturbed man.

Best of luck.

Jim

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