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Islam does not promote hate. People promote hate.

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Submitted by Isaiah (United States), Dec 1, 2006 at 01:02

Radicalism in any religion is dangerous whether it be by Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, etc. Nowhere in the Holy Quran does it teach muslims to blow up buildings to get to heaven with 40 virgins. Nowhere in the holy quran does it teach to hate. The meaning of Islam is peace. To be in peace with Allah (GOD) is to be in peace wit yourself.

People who call themselves muslims and committ horrible crimes against the innocent are not following the teachings of God in the holy Quran. There are radical christians who are potentially just as dangerous. I can say that Christianity has taught hatred and discrimination. The bible was used to justify slavery and used to say that people of color were cursed! (search for the Hamitic curse for a reference).

Discrimination on all levels have taken place in the church. Black people did not receive the same justice as white people even though they shared the same religion (In which it was there slave master who beat them half to death to accept it). The truth is Black people never received justice from christianity and is the religion of the oppressor (Slave Master). Some of you people that call yourselves Christians tickle me when you talk about equality and justice. Just how can a slave be equal to the slave master unless the slave master relinquishes his power.

As long as the oppressor has power over the oppressed there can't be equality. Some of you just have a false sense of what equality and justice really is. Christianity has yet to prove to treat all people equally. The KKK a radical protestant christian organization commited many terrorist acts against black people. So who is the hate teacher?

Doesn't the Bible teach you, 'A man who is without sin shall cast the first stone'? Before we make generalized statements because some radical muslims committed horrible crimes against the innocent doesn't mean that Islam teaches hate. I can just as easily say that Christianity teaches hate because of the crimes that some christians committed against humanity. We can talk about the millions of people who died in the slave trade. We can talk about post-slavery and the people who were brutally murdered in the street while the murderers were aquitted of the charges.

Emmit Till is one story, but there were many Emmit Till's. Lynchings and Burnings took place throughout the south and all of America. The south was and still is predominantly Christian. My point is many christians and people in general think that only Muslims commit crimes against the innocent and that it is in their doctrine to due so, when it is not. When in fact the same can be said about your religion Christianty. It is not in your doctrine to hate and discriminate but you have and still do! Don't blame the religion blame the people. For it is individuals who are guilty not the religion.

Think these things over before you make stereotypes and say all muslims promote hate. You would not like it if I based your religious beliefs on the KKK and said all christians promote hate. I would be just as wrong as you if I said that. There are good and bad people in all religions, one is not purer than the other. The devil exist and has his hand in all of them. If you are a Jew, a Christian, or a Muslim that is in your teaching. The devil is after God's man and it is written in Both Bible and Holy Quran that the devil will be waiting from his front, back, left and right. God then said that he would get all except his purified ones. Dust off your Bible and read it for yourself. No religion is the sole possessor or exempt of evil. The Devil is the arch deceiver and his goal is to mislead the people. The devil is more likely to come as a preacher, Imam, Rabbi, politician, Leaders, etc., because they have influence over people and therefore have the power to deceive and are often times unassuming.

I ask you to think these things over, I'm not saying any of this out of anger although I may have expressed myself strongly at times. It is important that we bring clarity to this situation because the American people are confused. I hope that I was able to bring some clarity.

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