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Submitted by SAFEER HASHMAT (United Kingdom), Aug 9, 2005 at 18:58

Islam is now under more scrutiny now than it has ever been in it's history.
Islam as a religion has been hijacked by mind numbingly stupid, ignorant and totally ill-logical zealots who use the same tactics that Hitler used (to justify his murder of the Jews) and modern-day Nick Griffin uses to recruit equally stupid people to the BNP. After all nobody can recruit to their cause without telling a few vital "porkies".

Now these zealots are the ones that make the news because out of every society if you have 100,000 people, the 0.005% who are the "misfits" or the violent will be the ones to make the news.

Not many will know this but as with christianity, islam was split into two sects. Shiism is the minority of the two and this split occured because of fundamental differences between who people believed should take islam into post-Mohammed era. The people who the Shiite revere are the pious and totally peace loving icons of true Islam.They were promoters of peace and were the people who allowed other non-muslims to live in peace and harmony with other communities. They represent a totally different version of islam which is banded about these days. Nobody knows more about suffering at the hands of terrorists and religious zealots than Shiites who have suffered for 1400 years under "islamic rulers".

The whole apparent reason for the monstrous attitude of muslims towards shiites is because they beat their chests and this is considered outside the norms of Islam. The ritual of beating of the chests were borne out of frustration of the Shiite followers as to how the family of the Prophet( the true representatives of the TRUE Islam) were treated by the "rulers" of "islam". The people who are islam bashing should know that after the death of the Prophet his sayings were banned form being transmitted both verbally and written for years and years after his death so that the real islam would be forgotten.

To present islam as a violent "infidel killing" religion that treated women in a highly discriminatory manner does grave injustice to a magnificent religion. Islam gave women rights which women in that era had never had. This is just an example of what true islam was
The terrorists can only be defeated if the zealots are locked up and not allowed ANY interaction whatsoever with anybody at all
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