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The Evil IS the Religious State

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Submitted by Brian (Australia), Nov 25, 2002 at 22:04

Mohamed,
Can you tell me why is it then that it is illegal to practice any other form of religion in the Maldives??????????? Coercion by stealth??????? The evil isn't Islam, Judahism, Christianity or any other religion, the evil is letting religion form itself into states that can pass and enforce laws that discriminate for or against religions or their followers. Until we eradicate the evil of the religious state, the world will continue to have ongoing abuses of human rights and terrorism driven by the most irrational of all mankind's beliefs - religion. Don't agree with me that religions are irrational? Go rent yourself Monty Python's "Life of Brian" and see just how well founded all of the bumpf is that surrounds any organised religion.

Eradicate the Religious State - this has to be elevated to the UN's number one long term priority. It deserves all the teeth of trade and military sanctions that we can muster.

Submitted by Mohamed, November 20, 2002 at 03:48

The President of Maldives His Excellency Maumoon Abdul Qayoom, an islamic scholar graduated from Al Azhar University and a widely respected statemens through out the world, in a speech said.

"Jihad is the excersise of the right of self defense in responding to aggression committed against one's country. He said that the meaning of the word Jihad was to strive strenuously and further said that the term had a very clear and specific relation to war. He said that concept of Jihad ruled out all types of agression, including attacking territory and people of other states. He also explained that Islam had laid down clear and specific code for muslims for conducting thier relationship with non muslims ad said that these taught muslims to develop and maintain with non muslims harmonious relations based on peace, friendship and cooperation. In particular he said that while efforts should be made to explain the message of islam to non muslims, Islam did not advocate coercing anyone to embrace the faith."
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