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Submitted by Michael (Egypt), Jul 30, 2011 at 19:46

Masood, I totally agree with you that "any majority follwing any religion might present the same idea for there minorities pertaining different religion." This is really true. But what if we added to this social fact a solid holy text that teaches this majority to "kill" those who refused to comply with the teachings of the god of the text? What if we added a totalitarian cult of religion that has shed more blood than any other religious order in history and enslaved people for centuries--Muslims and "Dhimmis" alike--without even showing the slightest sign of repentence or uttering an apology? What if all religions have actually managed to live side by side in peace, all except one: that is trying to erase everybody else from the face of the earth?

Add these factors to the simple social fact that most majorities may show some kind of intolerance toward minorities, and tell me the result of your equation. Should we be tolerant to this intolerant ideology/religion? Should we simply allow ourselves to be Dhimmis so as not to insult other people's religion? Should people defend their countries against this Islamic tide, or just perish in peace? You tell me.

Masood, I truly wish that Islam would change. I live among Muslims and there are some very good people among them--I mean secular, liberal and a few modern-pious Muslims. But how much do they represent in the huge Islamic corpus? 10% at most? Is it enough to stop defending the only sane civilization left (the West) against the majority 90% fundamentals, for those 10%? Do you think all Germans were Nazis during WWII? Do you think all Soviets were true communists and Marxists? Nothing is 100% as it is. Muslims are not 100% radicals; but this is not enough. And a second problem is, the "Holy" texts themselves talk about ghazawat (invasions; forays), conquest by jihad, and dominance of Islam (politically, that is) over all other relgions. Scientifically speaking, it is one of the most radical ideologies that has ever existed in human history. It comprised factors from Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Hanafism--thus giving itself a spiritual dimension and a biblical heritage it's never its own--and mixes it with political totalitarianism and war tactics. It's a miracle it has not taken over the whole world by now, and a bigger miracle the unlucky part that has been destined to bear its weight has not been successful in zapping the whole human civilzation till this moment.

Conclusion: Islam must present serious proofs of its repentence of its crimes against humanity, comply and change (really change), or it needs to be eradicated completely--for a safe future for the others who don't want it.

We must remain hopeful. But not gullible. And always on the ready.

I'm grateful for your comment.

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