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Submitted by Hamad (Saudi Arabia), Oct 2, 2006 at 13:00

In France, women can't wear hijab (head scarf) to go to schools or goverment jobs. Former colonies of France, like Tunisia, followed suit and Muslim women receive the same treatment in their own countries. Recently, in the United States, a man was arrested at the airport because he had the words "we will not be silent" written in Arabic on his shirt. I don't know if you have seen the violent chaos against Arabs in Australia a few months ago, they were beaten on the streets. Injustice against Muslims is becoming cool in the west these days.

You say I am for killing Christians, not true, I am against killing anybody for no just cause, a difference between me and you. While you say kill Muslims, I say let's kill those that attack us.

As for our countries' injustice, the goverments we have are your allies. They are not elected by the people, they are by-products of Muslim countries colonization and subjucation for hundreds of years. If I and people had a say in the matter, there would be churches and temples in our countries and Islamic traditions ignored would be revived. Still, you don't want people to have a say in the matter because, let's face it, your interests are with the current goverments. Point is, we are trying to get rid of our corrupt goverments and are being persecuted for it, while people in countries like the US elect a puppet who can't speak two words correctly unless he is wired and is told what to say. My goverment, as much as I hate it, has done everything it can to protect embassies and western living compounds, and has foiled many attacks and killed many terrorists.

As for the Jews, I have no problem with them, as my religion says, I have to respect them. My problem is with political Jewish movements like Zionism, that support terrorism against Muslims with western money. Many Jews are against this too, you just don't see them in your TV, but they appear on mine.

Maybe Muslims are at war in many countries because they are minorities and their rights are being violated or ignored. I know one thing for sure, Muslims are dying much more than non-Muslims in all the conflicts you mentioned. In the end, countries like Russia, can't be terrorist in your mind because they have a professional murdering army and they are fighting Muslim Terrorists. So any abuse or killing or rape can't be called terrorism in most western eyes because it is supported by a democratic goverment and it is done against Muslims(terrorists).

The theme I see with you is, if a Muslim does something, you can apply it to all Muslims. Didn't they teach you to stop Generalizing in school or college? In America, stereotypes are common and are strengthened by the media. The stupid blacks who know nothing but drugs and music and crime, the angry terrorist Muslim with a beard, the hungry latinos who jumbed the walls into America to make it poorer, thy are all stereotypes for the common folks who don't want to bother to think too much.

Dhimmi, I am impressed with your Arabic. Everything in the Qur'an is there for a reason, hence, all Muslims agree it is a word of god. The rule you said, the old is removed by the new is the view of some Muslim scholars. One example would be Alcohol, in Quran it was first looked down upon. Then it was prohibited in prayer, then it was forbidden as a whole. However, there's no conflict between the verses, as each of them rejects alcohol. The big picture? Alcohol is wrong.

The verses dealing with fighting in the Quran are many, but I believe all of them tell the same thing in the end, if your enemy wishes for peace, you can't fight no more. Beside that, many of these verses are related to the events in Arabia at the time of the prophet. And they describe different scenarios of war and how to act in each. There is no mindless killing, to kill all infidels in Arabia until they were peaceful was a necessity for Islam's survival because they were hostile and some of them even proclaimed themselves prophets. To me, the Quran as a whole is simple, every verse has a meaning. If I go out of my way like you, to see the Quran as one verse cancelling another, then I would end up with a confused mind and one page instead of a book, and then I would probably understand nothing.

Salam(Peace).

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