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Submitted by Malik al-Kuffar (United Kingdom), Sep 25, 2005 at 10:19

Ya Shazia, ya Nur Aini, al-salamu ‘alik wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu,

I look upon myself as a member of the Ahl al-Kitab and should therefore, according to your definition, be accepted as one who "stands among the righteous".

However since I wholeheartedly accept the Divine Trinity, I must therefore be someone who knowingly and consciously rejects the Divine Unity - and the same goes for any other devout Christians. That surely brands us all as "kuffaar" - unbelievers.

Sura 47:4 of the Qur'an says: "Fa-idha laqaitum aledhina kafaru fa-dhraba al-riqabi …" (If you encounter those who are unbelievers, strike off their heads …) in other words, as you say, "Islam and the Muslims are not monolithic" and the psychopaths whose parents eagerly accepted the bounties of living in our relatively efficient, uncorrupt, prosperous, predominantly Christian welfare state - but who hold a hell-bent determination to perform mass murder, have no problem in claiming that the Qur'an al-Karim authorises them to do so.

The thought that our green and pleasant land, for all its faults, might one day be declared the Caliphate of England fills me with horror and disgust. the thought that my children and grandchildren might be controlled by ignorant, self-appointed imams, obsessed with hate and death, our daughters subjected to the obligatory wearing of the burqa, jilbab etc., brothers expected to murder their sisters for falling in love with someone …. I think that's enough horror.

Ahah, you may say, that only really describes life under a way-out regime like that of the Taliban. The trouble is that the fanatics of al-Muhajiroun, the ones who confidently intend to turn us into another failed Muslim state, whilst killing loads of kuffaar in the process, are without question graduates of the Taliban persuasion.
I used to live in the Middle East.
I used to respect Islam.
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