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Submitted by Martin Horan (United Kingdom), Dec 4, 2009 at 13:49

Who's arguing that Moslems don't go around saying "Peace be unto you" in Arabic? Mr Khan's statement is just a red herring. I would rather someone openly called me a filthy infidel than say "peace be unto you" when he planned to kill me. If a person made it obvious that he planned to kill me I could take action against it.
The FACT of the matter is that Moslems themselves tell us what Mohammed did at the Medina after promising clemency to the people if they opened their gates to him. Arafat even boasted of it.
Mr Khan is doing exactly what the last correspondent with me did--ignored exactly the subject. He can say all he wants about Islam being peace. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Islam was not peace in the past when it converted with the sword--which the testimony of history shouts out loudly and clearly, no matter what he says--and it still uses violence to maintain its aims.
What are these people who are carrying out the massacres and bombings in the name of Islam? Mormons? Jehovah's Witnesses? Catholics? Freemasons? Jews? English Royalists? Members of the Laurel and Hardy Admiration Society?
How can we believe these people when they boast that their prophet said one thing then did another to the slaughter of other human beings?
Churchill--and indeed virtually all Westerners till about the early 1970s called Moslems Mohammedans. The Moslems claimed they were Moslems (the English word), not Mohammedans as they worshipped Allah and not Mohammad. If that's so, why do they kill people for blaspheming Mohammed? Remember the fatwah taken out on Salman Rushdie for blasphemy against Mohammad! If Mohammad is not their god, then how can he be blasphemed. Duh? They put him on a pedestal as if he is a god then tell us he's not.
How can we believe anything these people say when they keep contradicting themselves?
As to the veil? How does that protect something precious? If I had a precious ring or object, I would not put a veil on it. I don't know anyone else who would either. How would a veil protect a woman against a knife or a bullet? In fact, I was told by a Moslem man when I was in Morocco that it is not actually a command by Islamic law that women have to wear the veil. It is only if the husband wishes it. Was he telling the truth? I have no idea, as I read one thing claimed by Moslems then the opposite thing.
Perhaps Mr Khan does not know the Hadith. I know some of it. I also know that for a man to marry a 9 year old girl would be an abomination in the eyes of anyone in the West. It would simply not be allowed. So how does that tie in with respect for women? If the Western media were to tell the world about that one there would be such outrage that the people would want every Mosque in the land closed down.
Perhaps Westerners who give Moslem teaching the benefit of the doubt should read the Koran & Hadith for to do so would put an end to such nonsense.
If Islam is such a peaceful religion why is it that non-Moslems are persecuted and killed for their beliefs in the Moslem lands? Why are there Dhimmi laws for infidels as Moslems call us? Why Sharia laws for everyone?
No, I'm afraid the facts of what history tell us, and the claims of their own scriptures, say a very different thing to Mr Khan's claims.
One thing too, the fact that he can make his claims which everyone in the West has the freedom to read, I nor any other non-Moslem would not have the freedom to make our claims to the contrary in the Islamic nations.
I am not being personal. I am glad that we in the West allow Mr Khan to make his statements. It shows the superiority of democracy to totalitarianism. Long may it continue to do so.

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