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If Islam is so peaceful...

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Submitted by Silver (Canada), Jun 10, 2010 at 14:00

Why is it that Christians and other minorities end up being killed in Muslim lands? If Islam is so peaceful and so tolerant, why has this been occurring for 1,400 years? It can't be because NONE of those countries are Islamic, can it? That's a cop-out. If Islam is the way of peace and enlightenment, why do so many wish to come here and start new lives?

If Islam is such a peaceful religion, why don't those who espouse this viewpoint go and espouse this to the ones committing suicide bombings, terror, mistreatment of minorities, etc. in Muslim lands?

Here's a thought: instead of the usual Muslim rhetoric 'oh boo hoo' poor us, we're such victims and it's all the media' s fault, why don't Muslims actually try to DO something about the problem? There are Christians and other minorities being killed in the name of Islam, but none of that bothers any of the Muslims writing here. Why is that? This isn't a problem that started with the Iraq war, 9/11 or whatever, and Muslims have zero problem when it comes to Muslims killing other Muslims, that's just fine and dandy. No, everything has to be blamed on Bush, the Jews, the media..it's never, ever Islam's fault, is it?

Can someone please inform that to the Assyrian Christians being persecuted in Iraq? Pakistani Christians being persecuted in Pakistan? The rest of the Christians being persecuted in the Middle East? I"m sure, after 1,400 years, they'd LOVE to know what peaceful religion Islam is, especially since, you know, after 14 centuries of persecution, they find out that everyone was wrong and that they're really supposed to be treated oh so nicely in Islam. Look, they even get their own churches, if they're not burned down by Muslims. Why the fights then? Sudan, Somali, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, North Africa..all conflicts with Muslims. Don't worry, I"m sure you Muslims will find some cop-out and simply say "oh, it's just some bad apples" and then go on with your little lives like nothing else matters.

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