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in response to reader comment: OT is a history book - the words of God is what Jesus said not what Jewish historians said.

Submitted by ahmad zafire (United States), Sep 13, 2006 at 10:09

Sir!! you have not even half of it right. In today's society many people are asking questions about faith,war,peace etc. Just as the koran says that the bible has been corrupted for man's own purpose. Indeed we see these very issues popping up from nowhere now. All these theories the koran already spoke about centuries ago and the way of life in today's and the world of the past.

Yes, the bible speaks of peace and so do the koran. if can't read arabic find an english version or whatever you choose and you can see that the koran mentions love, peace many many times. Also the view you have about jesus is one that muslims have also, except the death. So why are christians so against muslims?. We believe in the same as you do except every man will answer to his or her own sins and jesus(pbuh) still lives with G-d until the day of judgement. But not that it is wrong or unhumane but christians two faced with the jews. As a christian before, all i heard was that the jews are dirty greedy and no longer G-ds people. Because they plotted jesus(pbuh) death.

Now in saying that christians on the other hand side with the jews over different conflicts. not saying its right or wrong but Jews don't agree with anything the christian faith do. Thay dont believe in hell, that all will go to heaven,believe jesus is not the messiah or his virgin birth and they look at jesus as a criminal of the jewish faith. Do your research!!!

As a G-d fearing muslim i can live in peace with anyone all faiths and people of color as i do now. But i just dont understand...You would think if someone had so many problems with the group of people then why side with them when issue arises. At the sometime muslims believe same as christians and jews but with the koran speaks more about reality.

The Koran is very specific with regard to the nature of human struggle, because in order for a human to be at peace with himself, they must control their baser instincts. The quest to control base instincts such as greed, lust, and cruelty and to seek spiritual purity is known by Muslims as the "great jihad." Featured widely in the Koran, the "great jihad" is a person's most important internal struggle.

Chapter 3, verse 172, of the Koran: "Of those who answered the call of Allah and the messenger, even after being wounded, those who do right and refrain from wrong have a great reward."But also in the holy scripture is a reference to "lower jihad," a more earthly and physical—and controversial—struggle. "To those against whom war is made, permission is given [to fight] because they are wronged; and verily, God is most powerful for their aid," This verse speaks of combat or war to be waged against one's oppressors—a struggle sanctioned by God. But the Koran also states in Chapter 2, Verse 190: "Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not transgressors."

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