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Reader comment on item: The Evil Isn't Islam
in response to reader comment: Its really all common sense.

Submitted by Stephen Phillips (United States), Sep 7, 2006 at 20:56

I love your response. I love a world and a nation where you're allowed to say what you feel. But are you aware that one of your statements could get you thrown in jail or worse if you said it while living in a racial Islamic nation? Your statement probably wouldn't have made it into print because it would be considered blasphemous to Islamism. The statement you made that I am referring to is:

"Be it muslim or christian there will be a group of people who make a religion look completely horrible to others."

That statement is true of some Christians but to Islamists nothing they do is wrong. Are you aware that suicide bombers are told things like "After you blow yourself up you will go immediately to paradise and receive 70 or more virgins to be used as you wish. And you will inherit great wealth and eternal life." That is such mumbo jumbo but Islamists use such tactics daily. Those "horrible muslims" are no more horrible than any other humans on earth. ...

I'm not trying to convert you to my way of thinking but I think that you take Islamism at face value and like so many Americans you are quick to automatically think that they aren't all that bad and that maybe we shouldn't be so hard on them. Well my God, the God of Christianity , instructs me to be hard on all false religions but to love all people regardless of how evil or blinded to the truth that they are. Did you notice in the bible that when the Lord sent the children of Israel into the promised land he severely warned them not to do as the heathen in those nations do. He called all other religions filth. And not only did God warn his people about the practices of the heathen, he also told them to go in there and wipe them completely out. Including the babies. God, not Iran, is the originator of "Wipe (Name a country) off the face of the earth." That's his thinking not mine. But I get my God's point because not only Islam, but all other false religions were created by Satan and I assure you he hates everybody. I hope you find out the truth about Islam.

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