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Submitted by Anonymous (Sweden), Mar 10, 2006 at 04:13

Dear Libyan,

I know you're upset that we're not being able to convince or influence the persons with different views. Then why we keep on agruing?

Firstly, Libyan, they are just arguing, not fighting with us physically. If they write something against us, we can also write back.

Secondly, if they don't agree with us, thats fine. But our comments are not seen only by the people who write here. The readers, who do not have any strong opinion against Islam or Muslims, will definitely find our comments useful.

Fourthly, Libyan, we learn through arguments, don't we?

Lastly and most importantly, there are many things to learn from other religions and societies. Here is something the ancient Chinese religion teaches, 'If you cant convince them, confuse them'.

So, Libyan, lets be patient.
What do we, Muslims, say to others when we meet or greet? Peace.
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