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In response to Connie and denouncing terrorism

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Submitted by Michael (United States), Jan 26, 2007 at 03:40

As evidenced by your remarks, it is clear you do not have a thorough understanding of Islam, Muslims, the Qur'an, or any history of it. If you truly knew your history, you'd know Islam was not started on the basis of myths or lies, but in the belief of one God, and one God only. Christians and Jews alike shared this view. Islam never changed that belief. If anything, it reinforced it. So stating that "Islam is an affront to Judaism and Christianity" is dense and obtuse. You must understand what exactly it is that Islam stands for and represents before making such a bold, and rather oblivious statement.

Referring to the Prophet as an "evil man" is simply a crass and nescient statement. If you have read any true history on the Prophet (and by "true" I'm referring to history that hasn't been changed by biased views or those who view Islam with such ignorance and hatred), you would know and understand the kind of life the Prophet lived, and the ways in which he affected the people (his followers). I could share countless stories to prove this point, but if you read the history and became more informed and versed, then you would know exactly what I'm talking about.

You say the "The only 'peace' for Muslims is to have Jews and Christians either dead or living under Islamic rule." First off, if you have ever read a word of the Qur'an, you would know how much the killing and/or torture of others is condemned and reproached in Islam. A verse in the Holy Book states that the killing of one life is so sinful, that it would be as if that person killed all of humanity. Likewise, the saving of one life is so rewarding, it would be as if that person saved all of humanity. Also, the true believers never believe in having the world living "under Islamic rule". Again, if you had knowledge of the religion, you would know that converting others to Islam is simply forbidden. Muslims are only allowed to spread the knowledge of the religion so that others will not be ignorant and make naive statements about it.

I would like to respond to the rest of your statements, but honestly, they are so erroneous, it would take a history book to correct you. The next time you feel like making a statement such as the ones you've made here, please make sure your history is correct, and that you've done enough research to make some valid and educated remarks.

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