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The Peaceful Nature of Islam

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Submitted by Ibrahim (Canada), Sep 26, 2006 at 21:53

O, I am awfully sorry Ahmad, I must have been mistaken with someone else. Because I completely forgot that Osama Bin Laden has no Islamic motivation whatsoever. Correct me if I am wrong, but his motives are to show the world the true meaning of the teachings of love of Buddha, right? Or was it the Torah of Judaism, or maybe it was to reveal the credibility of the verses of love and peace of the Bible?

As for Saddam Hussein, who are you kidding? We all know that Saddam was not religious (unless you haven't realized, i've gotten rid of my sarcasm here) unless we are really misled. Saddam Hussein is just one of the many dictator like rulers in the Middle East who are given such powers because of the totalitarian nature of the Arab states. While I am not in complete aggreement with George Bush invading Iraq, I know for a fact that nowhere has he stated he got rid of Saddam Hussein because of his Islamic state running.

Ahmad, please, I beg you, before writing any responses on these forums, I need you to rid yourself of this "watch-out-for-those-infidel-islamophobes" mentality, because it's not going to get you anywhere! Where did you see George Bush blame Islam of these acts? Give me one good quote. He may have his own enmity towards Islam, which I would not blame him for, from what he has seen. Same with many people of the American population. But in practice, the American government outwardly respects and tolerates the religions of all peoples, even if some of these religions do have violent tendencies.

I think the world has had enough of your whinings and senseless rioting against the rest of the world's comments on religion. Let them comment how they would like! Be offended as much as you want, but you have no reason to go explode churches in the Middle East, or cause violent chaos, and then blame it on those who first made the comments. Who and what are you trying to protect from these comments?

Yes people may have condemned your religion. But if you are so confident in the iman of Islam, what are you doing? Is the Qur'an Al-Kareem under danger? Can people and men hurt Allah and his holy prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him)? Or are you just completely insecure when you hear someone blaspheme the most self-praised religion? Do you know what a free world is? A free world is where everyone can respect every one else's opinion, and have his own freedom of worship!!

Now tell me where does America limit your freedom to worship in Mosques and etc. without having you to harm anyone else? Doesn't it ever strike you that this so-called Christian run government is allowing you to worship with such freedom, while in your so-called peaceful Islamic societies the average Christian or Jew or any non-Muslim is under severe danger of persecution? Please show me the 'peace' in that.

About WWI and II, why are you always looking for people's religion in such wars? So what if there were Christians fighting the war, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, Hindus, Blacks, Whites or Native Americans? What difference does it make about our religions? Our races? You may not see this, but the fact that World War I and II was fought but not only Christians as you say, proves the point that such a war had nothing to do with religion. Maybe you should really read the history books, but these wars were about nothing but the nationalism rising in Eastern Europe, the Nazism of Germany, and the other totalitarian regimes of Europe.

You need to stop pointing our fingers at other religions as soon as someone complains of the evil acts done in the name of the Allah of Islam. Christians make mistakes too, as well as Jews, and all other non-Muslims. Yes we are admitting it!! We are humans like yourselves! The only question you need to ask yourslef is, does the doctrine of some certain religions ever motivate a person to cause violence and evil acts more likely than other religions?

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