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Submitted by aisha (Indonesia), Sep 17, 2010 at 02:23
if you want to give a valid commentary about Islam, you should know Islam first. and knowing Islam cannot be done by keep standing on your current side. what i'm saying about is, you should at least live among moslem for several times and dwell with them, be part of them. you should go to Koran teaching session. then you'd understand how it works.
the Koran is accompanied by the Hadist (the Holy Prophet's teachings), where it tells you the reason why each of ayah or surah delivered down from Heaven to Holy Prophet. The Hadist is also athe official guidance for all Moslems to intrepret Koran. So there're so many historical and other elements you missed here and they're crucial and you're still so far away from close.
It's like you're studying math or physics or even literature or whatever knowledge...there's always a history and a context in everything. Even the e=mc2 theory has a long description and story behind it.
So, most of your arguments on this site are not strong enough.
I'm gonna clear one simple thing related to your post here. Yes, there're writings about war in Koran. and they were delivered to Prophet Muhammad during the time of wars. So the law of Islam touch the whole part of moslem's life. from daily activities, governance, social, and even the ethic of war. The war, the human hatred is something that we human cannot be denied because it's in our nature. but we're not animal and we're civilized people, so there must be an ethic in this matter. And once again, you should refer those Koran writings related to war or anything to Hadist, the story and reason behind them.
I'm a moslem, but i disagree to all the terrorists action. islam means peace, so moslem means people who deliver peace. we're allowed to fight back but if we're attack first and that's for survival reason. and what the terrorists do are killing innocent people. i absolutely disagree with that.
have you ever wondered if the teaching of Islam is about hatred, then why there're millions of articles saying bad things about Islam while it doesn't happen from the opposite direction? moslems do debate the Bible, we also think there're many false teachings especially about the concept of God, but we don't say bad words about that. You know we love Jesus and even Moses as prophets. We say peace be upon them.
i don't know if the writer of this article is a moslem or not. but if you are, you should study more...
Moslems don't afraid of anything, but God.
May God lead you, Mr. writer of this article, to the right direction.
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