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Real Muslims vs Those who Think They Are Muslims

Reader comment on item: [Beltway Snipers]: Converts to Violence?

Submitted by Tony Marku (United States), Oct 29, 2002 at 10:07

Yes. the sniper converted to Islam and you say it didn't come as a surprise that he was Muslim. Yet only one of the two criminals was Muslim.

The problem is that there are many murders each day by people who have Muslim names or who converted to Islam, but they are not the only ones who kill. This is America the land of murder. Washington D.C. is our capital, nicknamed "The Murder Capital of the World". There are also murders by Christians (majority of murders actually), Jews and any other race or ethnicity. .. Malcolm X and Muhammed Ali lived in a time when blacks were spit on and lynched because of there color by "good" Christians in the south.

Do not compare the Nation of Islam with terror groups. Islam is such a beautiful religion that it attracts the distraught, the poor, the oppressed. It is a magnet to these people because of the truth it speaks of. Now because it attracts these types of people, because of the laws of statistics there are going to be a percentage of these people that are nuts to begin with. They read the Quran which says fight your enemies and take it to mean hunt down everyone that has wronged you.

The Quran is also a history book that tells of the time of Muhammad's fighting for religious freedom, and all the battles he faced against pagans and people who wanted him dead. These are the enemies of Muhammad's time, the ones mentioned in the Quran. Any sane person can make the distinction, but there are plenty of insane people that make it mean what they want it too. That's the difference between a "real" Muslim, and a nutcase that thinks he or she is Muslim.
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