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The Truth about Islam is hard to digest.

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Submitted by Caesar M. Arevalo (United States), Jan 22, 2007 at 22:36

I may not know a lot about Islam, but what I know is enough as to make an assessment about Islam. What do I know? I know that the terrorists who crashed the twin towers were educated Muslims who prayed to Allah and died screaming Allahu Akbar. I know that Muslims in Iran stone women caught in adultery. I know that Christians in Saudi Arabia have not the same rights as Muslims do. I know that Muslim Arabs are committing genocide against the defenseless people in Sudan. more than two million people massacred in the name of Islam.

You asked me if I read about Islam, the answer is yes and that knowledge comes from Islamic sources and former Muslims whom you Muslims call "apostates." That way they treat former Muslims says a lot about the so-called religion of "peace."

You said that I should not mistake people traditions with religion. The problem with this claim is that it begs the question. The real question is what is the difference between people's tradition and religion? There is no difference at all. The truth is that Islam is a religion made up of a variety of other religious traditions: Zoroastrians, Christians, and Jewish. I am sorry, but the Quran did not come from Heaven. That is the crude truth.

The warrior Mohammed borrowed from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures plus traditions from pagan Arabs and Zoroastrians to create the Quran. It is Mohammed who invented verses like:

Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. (But if they desist in their unbelief, then don't kill them.) 2:191-2

War is ordained by Allah, and all Muslims must be willing to fight, whether they like it or not. 2:216,

We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve 3:151

Those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe and disbelieve again will never be forgiven by Allah. 4:137

Those who deny Islam will be losers in the Hereafter. 5:5

Christians will be burned in the Fire. 5:72

Muslims that make friends with disbelievers will face a doom prepared for them by Allah. 5:8

Slay the Idolaters wherever you find them

9:5

Fight disbelievers who are near you, and let them see the harshness in you. 9:123

The people cried out for mercy, but Allah killed them anyway. 20:15

These writings are not coming from Oriana's book, it comes from the heart of your prophet Mohammed. However, the Quran is not the only one that speaks about murder, intolerance and violence against non-Muslims. The haddith and the Sunna also portray the "lovely" and "peaceful" character of the warrior Mohammed in a way that would make Hitler and Saddam rookies.

Regarding to Oriana, unfortunately she is no longer with us, but she was a real hero and brave woman. She spoke the truth about what Islam is doing to Europe: A regression to the stone age

Finally, as the great Assyrian Peter BetBasoo said in a letter to the CEO of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina:

"Arab/Islamic civilization is not a progressive force, it is a regressive force; it does not give impetus, it retards. The great civilization you describe was not an Arab/Muslim accomplishment, it was an Assyrian accomplishment that Arabs expropriated and subsequently lost when they drained, through the forced conversion of Assyrians to Islam, the source of the intellectual vitality that propelled it. What other Arab/Muslim civilization has risen since? What other Arab/Muslim successes can we cite?"

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