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Asim Ahmed has a point

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Submitted by John Bastile (Malaysia), Oct 9, 2005 at 12:39

Asim Ahmed, in his entry, "double standards" has made several valid points. He mentioned, in short that, there are many vices that are prevalent in the "Great White North" committed by Christians. He mentioned gambling, prostitution, and drug addiction.

However, I felt that he missed a point. The Christians call those activities "SINFUL". Fancy using the "Great White North" as an example of slavery because it was in that very part of the world where slavery ended in a bitter civil war. Asim should be sufficiently educated to understand that the West has experienced a Church-State separation and several polices are more secular that Christians.

The primary difference is that, Christians follow a God crucified. A preacher of love. One came to serve and not to be served. One who called others who have no sin to cast the first stone to an adulterous woman. Chritianity spread under persecution (initially by the Roman empire)

Muslims follow man who claimed to have flown on a buraq (flying bird) to heaven and have seen houris (perpetual virgins) and hell occupied by mostly women. A person who have special exemptions and extra blessings. A person who can marry more than 4, marry a 6 year old girl, his daughter-in-law, and captive women. A man who has the sexual power of 30 men. One who call other to take care of an adultress till she delivered. Then, she was stoned to death by the order of the Most Merciful prophet. A man who legalised muta and jihad. Islam spread with military conquest. When defeated at war, claimed persecution - Spannish Inquisition and Crusades.
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