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Reader comment on item: Guarding the Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism and a Father's Murder of His Too-American Daughter

Submitted by Becka (United States), Jan 22, 2007 at 19:02

I saw this story on Court TV. It was horrifying to think that a parent would even consider killing their own child. I do not think that Tina's "rebelliousness" was a reason, but rather an excuse for her murder. It is known that her parents were part of a terrorist organization. They must have feared that Tina would leave home and be an informant against their hateful purposes. It is unfortunate that such people were allowed to enter this country. There are many more like them, they just haven't acted out yet.

Islam is not a peaceful, tolerant religion. If it were, people living in Muslim countries would be free to worship if they become a Christian. In the Sudan, children have been torn from their Christian parents, and used as slaves, while being trained by force into this peaceful, tolerant religion. In Iraq, some children from Christian homes have been kidnapped and held for ransom. If their parents did not pay the ransom, the children were crucified.

Many of my Christian brothers and sisters living in Arab countries are persecuted for their beliefs. I went to a Christian college, where I met some students from Lebanon. One young man said that he could not safely return to Lebanon, because his parents had put a contract out on his life when they learned that he was a Christian. I understand that orthodox Jews will often have an actual funeral for a child who leaves their faith, but at least they don't kill them.

There are two versions of the Koran. The one version, which is complete, is only printed in Arabic. The version printed in English has several parts missing. Why? They don't want all their teachings known.

To the person who said that Hitler was most likely a Christian, I have to strongly disagree with you. It is certain that you do not know what it means to be a Christian. Hitler may have had teaching from Catholicism, but that in no way makes him a Christian. No true Christian would hate anyone. No true Christian would try to eliminate either the Jewish race, Arab race or any race. To those who would say that Christians killed many Muslims in the Crusades, I would have to give a similar answer. They were Catholics, which does not mean that they were Christians. At that time, the Catholic Church was the only church in which a person could legally worship. People were not allowed to have the Bible written in their own language, and many people could not read, so they had to take the priest's word, and the Pope's word as gospel.

If I am not mistaken, isn't the name Isa the name the Muslims use for Jesus? If not, it is something similar.

I can't help but think that there will always be terrorism, as long as there is Islam.

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