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Submitted by ahmadzafire (United States), Dec 26, 2006 at 22:12

You said (Muslims cannot salute the flag of their host countries, because that would be renouncing their religion.)

No, youre wrong. as an American soldier i salute the flag all the time because it's what is expected of me as military pesonnel. And while doing it i pray that Allah knows that i obey the laws of the land, therefore its a given.

Now, back to your point. the reason why muslims are not to, in some cases, salute a flag is because the story of the salute. The salute military customs are to show signs that you have no weapons otherwise surrender, thats why you show your palms when saluting, to show their is on harm (sign of submission). And muslims only show submission to the creator.

And for your other claims (Muslims are permitted to kill, to steal, to lie, as long as it is to further the cause of Islam. They are not allow to befriend non-muslims)

Wrong again....Muslims are supposed to follow the same laws that came before islam the ten commandments. The Koran does not give muslims the right to break any laws before it given by G-d. and for non- muslims as friend when the koran speaks about that... only muslims knows it speak of the past when religions battle and a time of untrust from both sides. I

have christian and jewish friends as well as muslim and many more. And it wont hurt to add my wife is jew, now christian.....so what does that make my children? The hope of the world...pride of all three faiths brought up to respect each and all with no bias. And that G-d sents messengers from all faiths to all mankind. Hopefully that is the future....peace

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