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Dima!!!

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Submitted by JustMe (United States), Mar 6, 2006 at 17:50

What do I want? I want Muslims to stop thinking the West and its people are so wicked. I get tired of the criticism. We obviously aren't going to meet the standards of the Q'uran. We believe in the Bible. You have good and evil in 'every' culture. You say it's obvious that the West controls the world. I don't think we control it, but we try to keep things from getting out of control. I really want to ask you this question and have you answer it very honestly. Hopefully Anonymous will answer it too. If you could pick a country to control things, which would it be?

Doesn't the Q'uran state that one of the ways you will go to hell is cowardice at the time of jihad, desertion from the battlefield, and killing any soul forbidden by Allah except for reasons of justice? Isn't this the word that's being followed by the Muslims who are killing innocent people all over the world? You say that the Q'uran says killing and murdering people is not allowed?
Sheikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, may Allah have mercy on him, stated that these things were the deeds of the people of hell. It sounds like there are times to kill according to the Q'uran.

As far as the Iranian terrorist trying to kill as many as he could with his SUV, you say he's a human being that deserves a little respect. It's not his fault he was born in a place with no freedom. THAT STATEMENT IS SUCH A TELLING STATEMENT. JUST GO ONE STEP FURTHER WITH THAT AND YOU'RE PRACTICALLY A TERRORIST, DIMA. It wouldn't take an imam or cleric or a Bin Laden type to convince someone with that view to go the distance. Just strap this bomb on in the name of Allah and don't you dare show cowardice 'cause this is a holy war, don't desert the battlefield, Allah has said do it for a just reason. Can't you see what a dangerous way of thinking that is? Zawahiri just called all Muslims to attack the U.S. He mentioned the cartoons as justification. That's how the suicide bombers are convinced to do what they do: make the West seem evil, and tell them Allah wants it done, then scare them by saying they'll go to hell for being cowards if they don't.

Dima, how can you think I want you to keep your mouth shut? It's just not true. Believe it or not, I care about you. Believe it or not, our leaders care about your people too. We want stability in Iraq and the Middle East-- no, not for your oil, but for a more stable world, so people aren't under terrorist regimes, and because free people are happier people, people who control their own destinies.

As far as comparing Palestine to Denmark, I don't see the Danes bombing cafes and buses. It's hard to stand up for Palestinians who perform such atrocities. I'd much rather stand up for someone who drew a cartoon any day. It was definitely in bad taste and disrespectful, but it doesn't even come close to killing innocent people. I think the reason that those cartoons were made has been totally overlooked. It sounds like something IS rotten in Denmark and that's what should be focused on, discussed, and worked out.

You want our leaders to leave you alone? Leave terrorists to do as they may? Leave Saddam to do as he wanted? Do you really think he wasn't a threat? Do you really think Iran isn't a threat? Tell your leaders to stop threatening the world, to stop hiding behind terrorists and to stop pretending they have nothing to do with their violent actions. It's obvious where the insurgents are coming from in Iraq. It's obvious Syria and Libya DO NOT want Iraq to be successful. It would make those rulers lives a living hell. They would soon face an uprising from their own people who might decide freedom looks pretty good to them.

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