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Plato, why such animosity towards a book

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Submitted by Sufi Muslim (United States), Dec 5, 2009 at 03:52

Plato You seem like an intelligent human being yet display such hatred. Please tell me, do you have a chip on your shoulder? It is clear to me with your remarks that you mean to prove a point. That point is clearly your hatred for Islam. Yet, you mention that you are looking to educate the others who are not aware of Islam. Is this not the same as perhaps fear mongering? If the Quran to you is nothing more than a book with words that you feel brews hatred and animosity, then please, stop reading it and be content that you have discovered something you clearly dislike. My friend, if you wish to have a debate about theology, you must also understand the underpinnings of linguistics. Unlike the English language, the Arabic language is fairly verbose and precise. In fact, there exist many words in Arabic that have no equivalent English word. One such word is Kafir whose English translation presented in the media is Infidel. In the Quran, there is no word used that even resembles the definition of the word Infidel. The words in English can come close to resemble the translation in a rudimentary way, but will fail to accurately describe it. Arabic is not the only language with these characteristics. Take French for example or even Chinese or Urdu. I would recommend that you consider understanding the roots of a language before you apply your statements ad nauseum.

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