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Tariq, are you serious? Everything you said was wrong

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Submitted by Joe (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 22:22

Tariq, all of your historical facts are wrong. The Roman Empire was long gone before the first Crusade. The first Crusade was initiated by a call for help from the Byzantine empire of Alexis, who was being attacked and overrun by the Muslim horde. This was a political, not religious, war. Furthermore, The Crusade was defensive, to protect the Christians and its influence in the area--ONLY after the Muslims had attacked.

Learn the facts about the Crusades please. Also, if it was so defensive, why did the caliphate continue the jihad into Europe, across Africa, etc. It was not defensive. It was a religious war of expansion. The reconquista in Spain came long after the fall of Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1453. No one converted, because everyone knew how bogus Islam was, and they firmly knew their religion, not to mention the Muslims could not extend their influence as steadily.

Do you believe the jizya is right then? The taxation of a class due to their religion? This is religious apartheid, and ethnicism. This is inequality and backwardness.

ON EXECUTION AND DEATH, none for Saddam: For an intelligent person, a lifetime of imprisonment is more torturous, and more punishment than any short execution. That is why I do not support execution for Saddam. Not to mention, thou shalt not kill, of the commandments. Someone like Saddam obviously has atavistic (look that one up) "psychopathical" tendencies--and is mentally ill.

God is omni-benevolant, and all forgiving.

You also said nothing was wrong with booty and looting. This is stealing whether you want to admit it or not. Also, you said killing was alright, or at least vendetta. More exceptions from the unholy Koran.

As for prophets, Muhummad is the only one that killed. Jesus did not, he only loved and taught peace at all costs, unlike Muhummad. Maybe thats what the Muslims think is wrong with Christianity-pacifism. Also, Jesus turned water into wine-alcohol was not illegal.
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