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Submitted by Ruth Lowry (United States), Sep 23, 2006 at 19:49

I agree with Richard C.Kress and here add my two cents: Followers of Islam have a rather contorted way of demonstrating how "peaceful" is their religion as they continue to murder innocent people all over the world, including their fellow muslims. Sadly, those of their faith who do NOT do this are apparently and with good cause, afraid to openly criticize their brethren, except for a courageous handful.

There is no such thing as "free speech" in Islam. Nor is dissent allowed, nor is music, movies, dancing, or befriending a non-muslim. Love hasn't much of a chance either. We are all "infidels" according to Islam: even those of us who attend services worshipping God.
They ARE imposing their beliefs upon us. They have recently offered Americans the "opportunity" to covert to Islam. I did not hear of crowds rushing to convert and live under Sharia law (steal an apple. lose your hand, give up the faith, lose your head, etc.)
Coming soon will be the next offer (according to the Koran), of living as second class citizens doomed to pay high taxes to stay alive and subservient of course to our "masters."

Finally, if we still haven't come around to joining that "peaceful" religion ... heads will be rolling: ours.

There are both good and bad folks in every religion as in every area of life, but no religion other than Islam has the admitted goal of ruling the world and has absolutely no qualms about killing anyone and everyone who in any manner gets in their way. A "peaceful" religion? Fantasy!

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