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I agree, but i just want to let you know

Reader comment on item: Why Would Anyone Want to Blow Up Times Square?
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Submitted by Omar (United States), May 19, 2010 at 22:29

I agree. But I just want to let you know that many the majority of muslims to condemn acts like the times square bomb. In Islam it is forbidden to kill the innocent, especially women and children. I just got mad and wrote that comment because it really ticks me off when a bad muslim does a terrorist act, and then people put this on the whole muslim nation. I didnt go blow up times square, and im against it, and alot others are against it, but all the muslims still get attacked and blamed for the act of a minority of misleaded and misguided muslims.

I'd also like to clear up the concept of Jihad. The definition of Jihad is to struggle and strive in the sake of Allah. Waking up early to pray is a form of Jihad. Going to work is a form of Jihad. Staying away from bad things and places is Jihad. One form of Jihad is to fight for the sake of Allah, like in war. Examples of this are to fight against occupation, or to fight against a terrorist group. But blowing up Times Square is not Jihad. The guy who attempted to do it, and many other people who try to kill civilians on some misunderstood notion that we have to fight non-believers, I feel sorry for, and condemn their acts. If the Taliban were in a war against America, then they have no right to fight all Americans. It is only allowed for them to fight the American Army, the people that are fighting them. Allah and his prophet forbid us to kill civilians, especially women and children.

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