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AMK, Thank you for your declaration of non-violence

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Submitted by John Bastile (Malaysia), Dec 1, 2005 at 23:15

Dear AMK,

Thank you for telling me that you will not want to kill me or harm me after accusing me of blasphemy. I have been sharing intellectual thoughts with Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims and I have never received any anti-threat to my life before. I find this welcoming. Perhaps muslims around the world should say this:

"Assaimuliakum (Peace be with you) My name is "so-and-so" and I have no intention to kill you".

You also said " I am not coming to Scholar's defence, I'm sure Allah has graced him with enough wisdom to defend himself. Also, I'm sure he doesn't need a defender as you're not out to physically hurt him, are you?"

Err, AMK. the word "defend" was used in an intellectual manner. You are aware that I am unable to hurt him physically thru the internet right? I don't even know his name. Besides, I'm not a muslim.


The internet will one day be like a light that shed the darkness of ignorance and evil prosecutions of innocents.

AMK, while we are discussing Islam, I read this from Dr. Ali Sina's website:

Compass Direct: Global News from the Frontline
An Iranian convert to Christianity was kidnapped last week from his home in northeastern Iran and stabbed to death, his bleeding body thrown in front of his home a few hours later. Ghorban Tori, 50, was pastoring an independent house church of convert Christians in Gonbad-e-Kavus, a town just east of the Caspian Sea along the Turkmenistan border.

AMK, don't seal your eyes and hearts from the happenings around the world today. How can a person remain humane if he feels pain if a muslim brother dies but not a non-muslim?

I will protest against inhuman acts committed by any person – be they muslims, christians, hindus or buddhists. Will you? Or will you only protest when injustice are done to muslims only?

I know, I know – muslims are the oppressed lots. Therefore, murders and suicides bombs of innocents are justified.

They are not the ONLY oppressed people in the world. However, they are the ONLY people in the world where their holy books call for murders and killing of innocents.

You may not want to kill innocents. Thanks for telling. So? Islam is not defined by your sole actions. Islam is defined by the Quran and the Sunnah, not you –AMK.

Where do I learn the truth about Islam and your prophet? Where did I discover what the rapist of Safiyyah has done? Where did I find degrading promises of eternity that appeals to only basic animal instincts of sex, wine, food and pleasure?

3 Indonesian Christians girls had their head cut off. Ghorban Tori was stabbed to death. Were they the oppressors of Islam?

The www.religionofpeace.com has registered more than 3400 violent actions committed by muslims all around the world. Will your statement that you do not wish to kill anyone change things?

I call for all to fight evil in Satan's religion. I did not accuse Islam of being one. I merely outline the 10 criteria.

You felt that Islam is Satan's religion?
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