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To Omar part 2

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Submitted by Lisa (Canada), Jan 23, 2006 at 19:28

Mr. Omar

I know that Islam forbids killing of children and women in wars, this is not the point I am talking about the point is why there is wars in the first place, especially in the name of "Almighty" GOD. I have explained in previous email on why and billions other believe that Islam is NOT a religion of peace. Islam if not in power will always struggle to be in power until muslims rule their own way, please be honest with yourself before being honest with others, what made islam move from Medina to Mecca to the rest of the world, do NOT tell me by preaching

Answering the rest of your post
1. You don't have to defend the caliphas you need to defend Muhammad himself

2. When I said Christianity came 600 years before islam and Christ reversed to violence acts, I didn't mean that Christians are all peaceful and following Jesus' message, WWI and WWII, Iraq war have nothing to do with Christianity. I guarantee you though that if Islam is in power, you will try to rule the whole world and there is lots of justification in Quran for this.

Yes Salem Taslam was sent to the surrounding kings of Arabia, I didn't say that it was sent to Meccans, but you have proven the exact point I need to make when you said "When the Mekkans broke the treaty, Mohammed led an army, ten thousand strong, and surprised Mecca which he occupied in a bloodless manner."

Again is this a religion of peace?

And then you said " I think that you don't know what the Meccans did to Mohammed when he had only a few number of followers, this period of time which I describe as the first 13 years of the message."

So this justify Muhammad battles and lootings of Meccans caravans, this is ok to me if you want to label Islam as a successful political movement, but in NO way label it as a religion from almighty GOD and for sure not labeling it as a peaceful religion

I am not going to provide any link to Omar's rules other than the one you have provided, please read it carefully, doesn't this sound like to "Baltajah" in Egypt, i.e. you will be safe if you pay Jizya, the people who couldn't pay Jizya will then have to convert to Islam? Right?

These rules may sound good to muslims because it comes from their feelings of superiority, don't you think that it sounds humelating to the occupied people, who would decide that? I think the best people to decide is those non muslims who are under Islamic rules?

Jizya tax for their defense imposed on them, how does that sound?

You don't have to send me the version of Quran, I have it Arabic, because I read Arabic extremely well

Peace be with you
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