Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance [toward the Middle East]
Submitted by Lisa (Canada), Apr 8, 2006 at 22:56Tariq, you have obviously missed my point, and obviously ignored all my answers about OT and you still argue with the same point, you bring verses about kings lived thousands of years before Christ and blame it on Christianity.
Please accept this humble advice from an old woman, if you have been researching islam or Christianity for 7 months then I tell you son, you may still need to do more reading and critical thinking.
You have read the reasoning of islam about muslims invasion to the world from one source, you said Christians leaders were unjust so "because Islam is noble" then muslims invaded Christians lands to free its people from the unjust Christian leaders.
Read this please from Islamic resources, In 616 Muhammad sent a small band of followers across the Red Sea to seek shelter in the Christian kingdom of Axum. There, he told them, they would find a just ruler, the Negus, who could protect them. The Negus (who happened to be devouted Christians) protected them and made them live in peace away from the Meccan's harm. What does this tell you?
Also from Islamic sources, Muhammad and his followers when became in power started to send surrounding tribes and kings warning letters (aslem taslam) i.e. become a muslim to be safe, taslam doesn't mean that you will be safe from hell it means that if you become a muslim then we will not invade you then you will be safe from us (muslims). This is the main reason islam spread since the beginning of islam, invading other countries was to spread the Islamic religion and make islam the religion of the world, in result gain power.
Another thing about the bible, you said that the bibles are corrupted, I know this is written in the Quran, and that's what make muslims even afraid to get close to the bibles, my advise to you is listen to Muhammad who told you "seek knowledge even if it was in sind (China)" so if I was in your shoes I will read bible as if it is like any other book to seek knowledge. Just read the New testament, find out what Jesus said and did, who knows you may find more corruption in it and proof that Quran is right.
Tariq, what you said about crusaders doesn't hurt me, I said before that I am not trying by any means to justify violence, following Christ taught me the real wisdom, you can turn off fires by water.
And Tariq, you said that you are not trying to insult any religion, I am telling you that you don't need to, Quran has done good job in this, Christians are mushrekken, kufar, the bibles are corrupted, etc. So don't feel bad if any bad word slipped from you against Christians, I don't blame you
Peace be with you
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