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Submitted by Eman (United Arab Emirates), May 31, 2010 at 15:35

Hello,

Firstly , thank you for mentioning" (you plural)" because for a split second I thought you were going to pop out of the screen ... !

Before I reply, let me point out that on my previous comment ,the one you responded to , I didn't abuse, directly or indirectly insult, any prophet ( peace be upon all of them) so kindly, don't insult the Prophet Mohammed( peace be upon him).

1- Something about your initial sarcasm is unclear…what bothers you more? Is it the fact that I am a Muslim or is it the fact that i live in wealthy country...or is it both? Is living in a prosperous country a reason to forget my brothers and sisters all over the world? What are you trying to hint?!

2- Self created problems, attitudes and activities….like what exactly, do you mean; if a women covers her head and walks in public that's a self created problem (may be because it goes against your ( your plural) fashion trend) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8136500.stm

3- Then comes "THE SWORD, ISLAM IS SPREAD BY THE SWORD." In the Koran chp2 verse 256 "There shall be no compulsion in (the acceptance) of religion..." You don't like the Koran, fine; for 800 years Muslims ruled Spain, they were kicked out because they didn't fulfil their obligations, shame on us, but if they had ever applied any type of force or pressure, say economic, on those people for 800 years, not a single Christian would have been there, if they wanted to spread Islam and increase in number like you claim. Muslims ruled India for many years, when the partition happened; the Muslims took one-fourth and the Hindu three –quarters, why? No compulsion. Which Muslim army went to Indonesia, Nigeria, the entire east coast of Africa? What sword? What sword? I'll tell you; IT'S THE SWORD OF INTELLECT.

4- Enough has been said about 9/11 to proof it was an inside job, but even if you want to blame SOME Muslims, then, if they are really responsible for that, those who committed this major sin know what awaits them in this life and on the Day of Judgement , for killing innocent people is not what our RELIGION teaches (because teachings of our cult ….sounds more like something out of a Dan Brown novel!) ; Chapter 2 of the Koran ,verse 177

"It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and each and every act of obedience to Allah, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masakin (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salat (prayer ), and gives the Zakat (charity), and who fulfill their covenant when they make it, and who are patient in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of the truth and they are Al-Muttaqun (the pious)"

5- Obviously you would like to say that am using the Koran to proof myself (even though it's my right, nonetheless, you may need a scholar to explain the verses because they have a lot more meaning than what you read, so quoting them may be unfair to you if you don't completely understand them…so I will not quote any more verses ); George Bernard Shaw in 'The Genuine Islam,' Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936 said "I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him – the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Saviour of Humanity."

6- And yes THE QURAN IS PERFECT;ISLAM IS PERFECT, WE, HUMANS, ARE NOT…The difference between animals and humans is THE BRAIN; the CHOICES WE MAKE THROUGH THE ABILITY OF REASONING. We have the religion , we know what is right and wrong , we choose…if the Muslims are not properly practising the religion, it's not the religion's fault it's theirs (like the laws of any country)…we were born alone and we will die alone carrying our deeds, good and bad, with complete responsibility for them…It's perfect in every way you think of it, right now, you see it economically, the world is turning to Islamic finance (the U.S Fed is setting nearly 0% interest) for solutions to the economic crisis started by the greed of those who live by sucking the life off those working families who end up paying the double or triple the value of the original mortgage…(is that fair?)And let us not get started on the suicide and crime rates in the West! This religion speaks to the physical being and to the soul; it's a religion of moderation. If you ( you plural) truly study it you (you plural) will find that it answers the questions that everyone asks themselves, why am I here? What is the purpose of my creation? In which religion are you instructed to not harm the old, women, children and a TREE when you are fighting a battle?! Yes a tree; it's all in a Hadith (a saying) of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him); unlike everything the world has witnessed at Abu Ghraib and the inhumane torture and sexual abuse conducted there…

7- Unequal distribution of wealth… (What about hobos and homeless is USA?)

8- I know that the red crescent of UAE is always doing a phenomenal job wherever help is needed (including Tsunami)…I know that for sure because I reside here (FYI, am not a UAE National)

In the end, I believe I touched on every point as briefly as possible ... so allow me to conclude the way you did:

Remember the phrase: an Islamophobe is a person who has phobia of Islam and what is Phobia: it is an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and IRRATIONAL fear of simple things or social situations… conquer your (your plural)fear, talk to a Muslim scholar (called Sheikh) and relax nobody will hold a sword against you to convert to Islam...that's not who we are...

Submitting....

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1West's guilty past [163 words]B.N.GururajJul 19, 2010 04:16175748
british approach to islamic terror [37 words]car313Jun 13, 2010 06:41174345
"ANTI ISLAMIST MUSLIMS" [150 words]donvanJun 6, 2010 17:34173961
4Gamal Abd al-Nasser and al-ikhwan al-muslimeen [340 words]dhimmi no moreJun 6, 2010 14:22173950
5Father Zakaria Botros and his warnings to the West about islam and al-ikhwan al-muslimeen and about the likes of Faisal Abdul Rauf [167 words]dhimmi no moreJun 6, 2010 11:51173930
Europe is irrevocably doomed [81 words]MorrisMay 31, 2010 16:02173589
2Saving the west... [128 words]donvanJun 9, 2010 15:24173589
By definition... [5 words]gfmucciMay 30, 2010 14:07173543
America nurtured Bin Laden & Al-Qaeda [152 words]Nafata BamagujeMay 28, 2010 16:08173489
Communists, Panslavists and Islamists [51 words]LukaMay 30, 2010 22:56173489
1Correction [200 words]No DhimmiJun 2, 2010 01:20173489
No Dhimmi: So what [14 words]dhimmi much moreJun 24, 2010 02:29173489
political islam=radical islam [135 words]mythMay 28, 2010 11:14173483
...what make you so objective [116 words]WarfaJun 9, 2010 05:07173483
what I mean by political islam [116 words]mythJun 10, 2010 04:55173483
Video: Pakistanis Believe It's a Setup [63 words]Mark D.May 26, 2010 18:18173430
An orchard of information [20 words]AlanaMay 26, 2010 13:34173425
excellent: thanks [31 words]Alana RonaldMay 26, 2010 13:25173424
addional info re: How Islamists came to dominate European Islam [70 words]David KestMay 26, 2010 12:47173422
The stupidity continues [79 words]VijayMay 26, 2010 12:40173420
Can we truly complain? [95 words]Peter HerzMay 26, 2010 10:55173418
2"Two great tribes of modern barbarians" [249 words]IanusMay 27, 2010 07:28173418
Pan-Islam[ism] [304 words]trans-parereMay 26, 2010 00:02173406
The West followed the policy of 'Set a thief to catch a thief'. [77 words]M.D.May 25, 2010 18:13173393
Crucial Book with Possible Unintended Consequences [25 words]AlexMay 25, 2010 18:12173392
Response to "How Islamists Came to Dominate European Islam" [150 words]Mark PrestonMay 25, 2010 16:12173387
NONE SO BLIND [41 words]KEN PERLMANMay 25, 2010 16:06173386
1Allah for Hitler and America for Allah [751 words]IanusMay 25, 2010 16:05173385
1All Muslims are Islamists. Period!!! [129 words]JaladhiJun 13, 2010 18:37173385
Islam is finding its way out [337 words]Rizzi ElahiMay 25, 2010 16:01173384
2Do you want to help Allah and His prophet ? Kill critics of Islam as Mohammed (pbuh) did ! [242 words]IanusMay 27, 2010 08:48173384
1where do you live? [113 words]kid berthaMay 27, 2010 14:40173384
Islam is finding its way out [34 words]Rizzi ElahiMay 28, 2010 00:17173384
1just give up [448 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanMay 28, 2010 20:10173384
excellent appraisal [111 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanMay 28, 2010 20:16173384
Nation of Islam [29 words]Joe Six-PackMay 30, 2010 17:24173384
do you know what is ISNAD? of course not... [473 words]EmanJun 1, 2010 05:23173384
2Asma bint Marwan on al Buraq ? [137 words]IanusJun 2, 2010 19:02173384
living in the past [351 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 3, 2010 05:40173384
3You need to stick to Urdu our dear Eman [905 words]dhimmi no moreJun 6, 2010 11:27173384
One more victim of Arabian imperialism [81 words]dhimmi no moreJun 6, 2010 14:29173384
1The murder of Asma' Bint Marawan made it to Muhamad's biography and how come you did not know that? [148 words]dhimmi no moreJun 6, 2010 15:36173384
@dhimmi no more [810 words]Rizzi ElahiJun 7, 2010 21:35173384
3unbelievable [616 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 9, 2010 05:49173384
Cherry picking time and our dear Rizzi and he is saying that islam was indeed spread by the sword and as if we did not know [510 words]dhimmi no moreJun 9, 2010 06:33173384
"No harm...?" [108 words]donvanJun 9, 2010 10:43173384
Islam, [302 words]GeoffJun 9, 2010 17:37173384
translation needed [16 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 10, 2010 05:39173384
To Support Rizzi Elahi's point of view [65 words]MansoorJun 10, 2010 07:51173384
1Oh our dear mansoor the wannabe Arab is back [208 words]dhimmi no moreJun 10, 2010 18:59173384
Father Zakaria Botros [126 words]dhimmi no moreJun 10, 2010 19:33173384
translation [46 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 11, 2010 03:51173384
Mansoor: Allah says He has made unbelievers to fill hell with them [240 words]PlatoJun 11, 2010 06:35173384
1Good muslim, bad muslim routine [545 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 11, 2010 18:58173384
2Zakaria Botros and the hadith and read and laugh! So much for islam [519 words]dhimmi no moreJun 12, 2010 08:23173384
Where the hell is hell??? [308 words]JaladhiJun 12, 2010 17:40173384
so - although it was almost too bizarre to believe - it was true after all. [183 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 12, 2010 23:04173384
that's it in a nutshell. [140 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 12, 2010 23:11173384
rizzi [117 words]car313Jun 13, 2010 06:04173384
Father Zakaria Botros and Muslims [393 words]dhimmi no moreJun 14, 2010 18:47173384
references needed [234 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 16, 2010 06:25173384
The amazing hadith! [19 words]dhimmi no moreJun 17, 2010 06:13173384
Looking forward to it. [35 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 18, 2010 05:18173384
2The amazing hadith! The Urine tradition and other sordid traditions! Read and laugh [530 words]dhimmi no moreJun 19, 2010 09:01173384
'..sweat sweeter than perfume..' 'musk-smelling farts'.... etc etc [172 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 20, 2010 03:06173384
and there's more [32 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 20, 2010 03:12173384
The amazing hadith revisited [110 words]dhimmi no moreJun 21, 2010 07:07173384
crime and punishment [122 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 22, 2010 05:12173384
The amazing hadith revisited again [100 words]dhimmi no moreJun 23, 2010 06:23173384
Sheiks, mufti, imams, mullahs etc all full of the same [588 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 24, 2010 05:01173384
The very amazing hadith [1032 words]dhimmi no moreJun 25, 2010 06:48173384
The great people of Italy and islamic nonsense [81 words]dhimmi no moreJun 27, 2010 15:45173384
My apologies, but I could not resist laughing [36 words]Straight_Talk_LuigiMay 25, 2010 15:03173381
neither me [43 words]true believerMay 30, 2010 18:34173381
We are still making the same mistakes today, look how nice we are to people like the Saudi royal family, ( money backers of terror) [112 words]Phil GreendMay 25, 2010 12:29173377
ALLAH SAYS ISLAM WILL BE A MODERATE RELIGION, SO ITS POINTLESS TO HAVE COWARDS TO WORK FOR ISLAM,. [106 words]GODMAN ENZOMay 25, 2010 11:26173372
How Islamists came to dominate European Islam [78 words]Vinod SethiMay 25, 2010 11:23173371
Islamists dominate European Islam [254 words]Carmen Waggoner, Ph.D.May 25, 2010 10:36173366
a short reply... [410 words]EmanMay 28, 2010 09:27173366
dream an impossible dream [909 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanMay 29, 2010 21:04173366
1belive me I am wide awake...are you? [1078 words]EmanMay 31, 2010 15:35173366
perpetuating the harm [464 words]trans-parereJun 1, 2010 05:05173366
learning from the wisdom sheiks [2621 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 1, 2010 07:13173366
Political Islam [261 words]Joe Six-PackJun 1, 2010 09:47173366
'Extremists' are the True Muslims [726 words]AyokunleJun 3, 2010 15:41173366
a little bit of taqiyya goes a long way [40 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanJun 4, 2010 19:30173366
No excuses & no justifications [405 words]trans-parereJun 4, 2010 22:31173366
Eman: About Islamic insults, Islamic swords etc [3012 words]PlatoJun 6, 2010 01:08173366
our dae Eman and al-nasikh wa al-manuskh and la ikrah fi al-deen nusikhat bi ayat al-sayf [104 words]dhimmi no moreJun 6, 2010 11:33173366
Oh the "read Qur'an" topos [145 words]dhimmi no moreJun 6, 2010 11:39173366
Trans-perere: Allah does not give any choice [152 words]PlatoJun 7, 2010 01:11173366
Choice is not Allah's, choice is yours [465 words]trans-parereJun 7, 2010 22:30173366
Dear dhimmi no more [16 words]car313Jun 13, 2010 06:27173366
Islamization of the Islamists [188 words]Ghulam Muhammed, MumbaiMay 25, 2010 10:14173364
dear ghulam from bombay [55 words]car313Jun 13, 2010 06:24173364

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