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Mr. Henry.. this is unfair

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Submitted by Hisham El-Baz (Egypt), May 28, 2006 at 17:41

Dear Mr. Henry,

I would like to clarify that true Muslims dont blow themselves up to sleep with virgins in heaven.. unfortunately some people are manipulating Islam for the sake of their political goals. However, according to Muslim religion, good people doing good things in their lives, simply saying the truth, being kind with their parents, loving eachother, also praying and fasting Ramadan are rewarded of some sort of Paradise in which everything is available from gardens, palaces, luxurious food and drink, and also some angelic virgins.

The idea of Jihad, came from the obligation that every moslem should defend and protect his family and his people, and if he dies he's considered a martyr and thus will be rewarded in heaven.. Nevertheless, Prophet Muhammed said that whoever kills a non-muslim just for being a non-muslim WILL NEVER ENTER THAT PARADISE AND WILL BE LIKE MUHAMMED'S ENEMY.

and in the last 3 or 4 centuries, please remember that the muslim and arab world in the middle east had tolerated and welcomed Jews and Christians in their societies while Europe was suffering from lots of discrimination against the jews and some christian groups.

I would like to explain to you that islam doesnt call for violence or terrorism... what you were saying is simply unfair and carries lots of injustice to a great religion that once was the pillar of a great civilization on earth.. I am asking you to read history and just listen to Muslims in their countries and see how they are living with their religion and how they are very content with it.

As muslims, we cant say that since the crusades invaded Jerusalem one day and killed so many innocent children, ladies and old people, then christianity is a religion of violence that promotes hate. ..

In my opinion, I think that Muslims nowadays are the victims of their ignorance of their true religion, they are victims of their dictatoric governments and regimes, they are victims of some radical and fanatic muslims that uses religion to win politics and not vice-versa.

please read our religion from books and from people that have nothing to do with politics.. and then you can a better judgement.. or at least, i have to hope so :-)

have a nice day,

Yours,

HISHAM

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