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Submitted by z (United States), Aug 29, 2006 at 22:44

Tim

be careful in what you say. that last statement, especially, was not at all called for. by saying that "Islam needs to adapt to the West and to the 21st century. The West does not need to adapt to Islam and an outdated 7th century point of view.", you are blatantly opening the door for argument and chaos. by saying this, you are putting your way of life over everyone else's, and if Muslims are called terrorists for doing the same, then how are you justified in doing it? If Islam has something in it, then it must be taught. If Islam teaces the concept of defending your faith by any means necessary (just as I am sure you believe in defending your way of life, democracy and secularism, by any means necessary), then it should be taught. simply put, the Truth must be said and taught, whether people want to hear it or not.

I realize that you probably did not make your statements with the intent of sounding confrontational, and I respect that. I am in no way trying to insult or put you down, however, I am just advising you to be careful in your speech. again, if I sounded harsh or confrontational in my comment, then please forgive me. my regards.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Islamic school teacher [98 words]A teacherSep 14, 2008 15:42138552
Extremists in many religions teach hate [77 words]B. A. WilsonJul 1, 2007 12:28102135
westerners should know the meaning of modesty [86 words]thomasFeb 24, 2008 16:26102135
imagine if Christians taught this type of racism [103 words]Phil GreendJun 8, 2007 01:2996687
Islamic Schools [192 words]DebbyApr 11, 2006 12:3942926
Reply to Debby [206 words]Tim BurtonApr 28, 2006 15:1642926
be careful, Tim... [216 words]zAug 29, 2006 22:4442926
1Islam must adapt to Modernity [650 words]Monte GardnerJun 11, 2007 17:0042926

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