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Submitted by No dhimmi (United States), Jul 27, 2005 at 20:47

Dear Mohammed,

You stated " I read fatal mistakes by the people here about Islam's treating the others." I don't believe they are mistakes. Dhimmitude in Islamic Law is nothing but religious apartheid. You are relegating a group of people to second-class citizenship. It imposes unreasonable and discriminatory limitations on those individuals. In addition, the jizya is nothing but extortion. If you don't pay, you could lose your life.

In addition, show me one thriving Jewish or Christian community where Islam is dominant. Let's take a look.

In Malaysia, forget getting good government jobs if you are a non-muslim or teaching Christianity in Christians schools because it is forbidden. Bibles must be stamped with the words "NOT FOR MUSLIMS" on the cover. Oh by the way, the non-muslims pay the jizya.

In Indonesia, there is a law prohibiting the printing of the Bible in the native language and don't forget the governments complacency and culpability in the massacres of Christians in East Timor.

Let's move on to Sudan and the genocide that has been perpetrated by the Islamic Government. Millions of Christians and Animists in the South have been slaughter or taken as slaves and forced to convert to Islam. If you doubt me, read the Boston Globe article on the subject from 1998 or 1999.

Moving onto Nigeria. Sharia is being imposed in the North and Christians are being forced to abide by it. A mentally ill young man walks into a mosque and tears a page from the Quran. Because he is not muslim, it is assumed he is a Christian. The muslims go on a rampage and kill 300 Christians and burn Churches. Mohammed, Christians do not want to live under islamic law. IF YOU WANT PEACE, DON'T IMPOSE IT ON US. IF YOU DO, THERE WILL BE NO PEACE.

Let's see Palestine. Members of Hamas have a gun battle with Israeli forces in 2002. They take refuge in the Church of the Nativity. Over five days, they desecrate the Church, urinating and defecating in corners. They use pages from the Bible as toilet paper. They get drunk off the wine used during the Eucharistic celebration. Pews are smashed, windows broken.

Guards at Gitmo have to wear gloves if they touch the Qur'an. I didn't hear an apology from Mr. Arafat or the leader of Hamas. If such a thing happened in a mosque, there would be dead people all around because muslims are offended.

Then there is Pakistan. Why does a country that is over 95% muslim need laws against blaspheming against the Qur'an, Mohammed, or Islam? Muslims would never think of doing it. Muslims would not even question whether the Qur'an is truly from God given it's errors i.e. sperm comes from a rib in your back. After dissecting two human bodies during my medical education, I can tell you without a doubt that spermatic cord does not exit the back, thus no sperm from the back.

So why the law? Because it is used against minorities like Christians, Sikhs, and Hindus. If you have a grudge or a disagreement with one of them, then all a muslim has to do is accuse him of insulting Islam and he gets his revenge and maybe more i.e. land. You had better hope that a mob doesn't form or you could be killed like the elder gentleman who was illiterate and told by his employer to burn some papers. A passer-by thought it was pages from the Qur'an and told his neighbors. They decended on the elderly man and beat him to death. No charges have been filed because the life of a non-muslim is not as valuable as a muslim. If you don't believe me, look it up in "Reliance of the Traveler." It is the text of Islamic Law approved by Al-Azhar.

Then there is Egypt. The Coptic Christians have been targets of discrimination and killing for hundreds of years. A new practice is telling Coptic girls that they have won a prize for being at the store that day. They go in the back and sign a paper that will give them their prize. What is really happening is they sign a document that really says that they are converting to Islam. The girl is then taken from her family and forced to marry a muslim man. It doesn't stop there. It takes a decree from President Mubark to allow renovations or repairs to existing Churches. This goes back to dhimmitude in Sharia. Hmm..........the Vatican lets Saudi Arabia build a mosque near it but Christians in Egypt can't repair their Churches.

Let's look at Iran. Well what can we say. They kill everyone, communists (Khomenei), socialists (Khomenei), Bahai's (Khomenei), Adhammiyas (Khomenei). They stone a mentally ill 16 year old girl who is sold by her mother into prostitution or women accused of "inappropriate contact with a man," excuse me but where are the 4 witnesses? Christians, Jews and Bahia are discriminated against in employment, education, and religous practices. Let's not forget the Ayatollah Khomenei said it was ok to have sex with a child as long as you didn't hurt her.

The best is left for last. Saudi Arabia. Muslims complain about a few incidents of the Qur'an being miss handled or desecrated. I think it is wrong to mistreat or violate anyone's holy text. But, everyday Bibles and religous articles are confiscated from people entering Saudi Arabia. The crosses or religous medalions are destroyed and the Bibles are burned. Currently, there are 40 Pakistani Christians sitting in a Saudi jail for such a terrible, subversive, and evil thing as PRAYING TO THEIR GOD. The punishment for such activities is flogging and if you tried to share your faith with a muslim, you could be executed. And to think I was told Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance??

One last thing, if the Andalus was such a wonderful paradise under Islamic rule, then why did the Spaniards spend 700 years working to expell the muslims?

Mohammed, you talk about what France and Britian did to the middle east. It is no different than what the muslim armies did when they invaded and took over North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and into Eastern Europe. You want Britian and France to atone for their "sins" of colonialism? What about Islam's sin of "Religious Colonialsim?"

No Dhimmi
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