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Again to Faza;l Curmally

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Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Sep 17, 2009 at 02:52

Mr. Curmally,

If you were really reading what I said you would see that I said nothing derrogatory about Islam, nor did I attack Islam in any way. My contention was and is with you personally for your ignorant attitudes about us and the way we live and who we are. You make the same assumptions about us that you accuse us of malking about you. I and my folk are just as every bit devout and religious as you claim to be and yet you seem to take it upon yourself to condemn us when we truly try to help any one. You cannot deny that we helped the Mutjahadin defeat the soviet invaders and then we left you to do as you would with your own country. We are not responsible for the mess you made of things. If it hadn't been for AlQaida we would not even be interested in your part of the world. Our entry into this nonsense was purely a matter of our own self defence. Since your country men chose to give BinLaden sanctuary and allow him to continue to plot against us we had no other choice but to pursue him into your lands.

Personally I would prefer to ignore you but you come to this forum making threats against me and my family. This I will not ignore! If you come to my country you can be assured that you will recieve the same kind of a welcome as I would recieve in your country and nothing more or less. If you come with an open hand and the love of G-D in your heart you would be welcomed as a brother. If you come with any other thought in your mind then only heaven can help you get out alive. This I promise you upon the grave of my father.

I am not a Christian nor am I a Muslim but neither am I actually a Jew. But the history of my folk parallels that of the Jews to such a degree that my folk and the Jews have been strong friends and allies for many generations, at least from the time of Moses. So if you fight against the Jews you will be fighting against my folk as well and we are not nearly as gentle or as forgiving as they are. If you hate a Jew you also must hate me. What business do you have with the Jews any way? They do not even live near you. All a Jew wants is to live peacefully in his own country and pray to his G-D according to his own lights. You Muslims seem to be sorely afraid that the Jews might take something away from you but you have nothing that Jew wants or needs. Neither do you have any thing that I want or need. I certainly do not want your religion or your Sharia.

If you would take the time to study you might find that there are many things that we can agree upon concerning our perspective religions and that we are not as different as you would suppose. But there are many things in your Islam as it is practiced in the world today that I find offensive to my sensibilities. I cannot tolerate the idea of slavery but many of your Imams claim that slavery is a part of Islam. Arab men do things in our world that I would kill a man for and your Islam excuses it as rightful according to the laws of Islam. I find your treatment of Women to be despicable. To withhold women from education is little better than slavery which I will not tolerate being imposed upon the women of my clan. All of the women of my clan are college educated and hold degrees in medicine, law and the sciences. As well, many are accomplished musicians and all are a great boon to us. The wealth and power of my clan is due primarily to the skill and ability of our women. What can you say about your women when you treat them as little more than cattle to be bought and sold in the market place?

You say that I am ignorant of Islam but you cannot claim that I am ignorant of the actions of Muslims in our world. I have seen with my own two eyes your marching through the streets crying "Death to America. Death to Israel". I do not march in the streets crying "Death to Islam" or Death to all Arabs. I have seen your suicide bombers and the results of their actions in the cities of Israel and it takes me little imagination to think of what they would do if we let them into our country.

There was a time in our history when Islam made great contributions to the betterment of the human race. Great works of mathematics, medicine, the arts and sciences. That time has long past. Now all Islam is giving to the world is death and destruction. You could, if you would, lead Islam back to the true path of righteousness and restore it to the glory it once had but so long as all you will do is sit on your butt and hurl insults there can be no hope for you or for Islam in our world.

I do not hate Isam. What I hate is the perversion of Islam by those who are seekers of power in our world.

It is said amongst my folk that there are two kinds of men in the world. There are those who seek the G-Ds wisdom and there are those who seek the G-Ds power. Those who seek the G-Ds wisdom are a blessing but those who seek who seek the G-Ds power are a curse. Whether your life turns out to be a blessing or a curse depends solely upon the decisions you make in your life. Life is a matter of choices, choose wisely and you will live well. Choose otherwise and heaven help you because I cannot.

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