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in response to reader comment: Is this true information about the Muslims ? or is it a conspiracy ?

Submitted by Sarah (Sweden), Mar 25, 2006 at 05:31

PC Madness said: "Acknowledge there is a problem with people perverting Islam NOW, TODAY!"

Oh-ho, sounds like someone is threatening!

I will acknowledge if you acknowledge there is a problem with Christianity since the birth of this religion. They could never get along with any religions , pagans, Jews, Muslims, even themselves (ref. catholics/protestants fight). Only 61 years back they killed 6 million jews (now don't tell me which God Hitler believed..). The Jewish Holocaust would not have been possible without the almost two thousand years' pre-history of 'Christian' anti-Judaism.

Their history is Christianity is a history of persecution and bloodshed.
Even today the Christians, in the name of 'secular democracy' (what a joke!) is attacking Muslim countries one by one, killing Muslims mercilessly. You talk about muslim terrorists killing westerners? How many Christians have been killed by these terrorists, and how may Muslims were killed by Christians.

And oh, don't call America a 'secular state', its not. Look at these elements in their constitution and campaign:

-In some U.S. jurisdictions legal restrictions exist which require a religious test as a qualification for holding public office, for instance in Texas an official may be "excluded from holding office" if she/he does not "acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being." (i.e. God) thus atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, some Unitarian Universalists and New Age followers, who do not believe in a supreme being would be excluded from public office if the test were enforced.

-The Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution (Article I, Section 4) last amended on September 13, 2003 states that an official may be "excluded from holding office" if she/he does not "acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being."

-North Carolina's Constitution, Article 6 Sec. 8 states "Disqualifications of office. The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God...."

-South Carolina's Constitution, Article 4 Section 2: "Person denying existence of Supreme Being not to hold office. No person who denies the existence of the Supreme Being shall hold any office under this Constitution."

-Tennessee's Bill of Rights: Article 9, Section 2: "No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this state."

-Similarly, some state laws are framed with the intention of toleration of religious difference, but are criticized for coming short of withdrawing all mention of belief in God, or of Christianity.
Massachusetts' Declaration of Rights: Article III (approved and ratified November 6, 1990): "make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the institution of the public worship of God, and for the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality, in all cases where such provision shall not be made voluntarily."", "...every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good subjects of the commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law."

-During the Cold War, the United States often characterized its opponents as "Godless Communists" as opposed to Christian Americans, which tended to reinforce the view that atheists were unreliable and unpatriotic (an example of the fallacy known as ad hominem). In the 1988 U.S. presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate George H. W. Bush said, "I don't know that atheists should be regarded as citizens, nor should they be regarded as patriotic. This is one nation under God." In which way Liberal News can be a neutral source of information ?

-The conservative Christian James Clement Taylor has commented on the subject of persecution of Wiccans that "these people of Wicca have been terribly slandered by us. They have lost jobs, and homes, and places of business because we have assured others that they worship Satan, which they do not. We have persecuted them..." In which way Wicca is a neutral source of information on herself ?

-In 1999 a group of conservative Christian groups was formed on the initiative of Bob Barr. The group asked US citizens not to enlist or re-enlist in the U.S. Army until the Army terminates the on-base freedoms of religion, speech and assembly for all Wiccan soldiers. Source of the information ?

The boycott has since become inactive. George W. Bush stated "I don't think witchcraft is a religion. I would hope the military officials would take a second look at the decision they made.".

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So, my friends, present cannot be judged without past. And why only past, we all know whats happening even today.

Look at the mirror and know thyself.
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