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Submitted by A. Ahmed (United States), Mar 29, 2005 at 19:14

I grew up in a muslim country and used to go to a mosque school for quranic education, besides regular school. In the mosque I was taught that non muslims are born to be evil and destined to burn in hell and there is very little they can do about it and it is their destiny (like the destiny of a pig is to be a pig). I was taught that Allah has sealed their hearts and made them blind deaf and dumb to understand the truth of islam. Quran says"Allah casts veils on their hearts lest they understand the revelations (17.46,18.57), Allah has sealed the hearts of disbelievers (2.7) They are deaf and dumb who dont understand (8.22), Allah makes them more sinful so that they can be punished more (3.178), Allah decieves them (4.142), Allah causes disbelief in their hearts (26.200), Allah has made unbelievers deaf dumb and blind (2.17-18).

Can we blame the schools and the teachers?

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