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Beware of the jihadists

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Submitted by george santana (Republic Of Korea), Jan 29, 2007 at 02:03

I completely agree with Pipes assessment. The number of suicide bombings worldwide in the name of Allah are increasing. The claim by many Muslims that Islam is not a violent religion is becoming more and more difficult to believe.

I think that the belief by Muslims that their religion is the only true religion and their lack of tolerance for other religions because of this assumption makes difficult for others to believe that Islam is a religion of peace. For example, in Saudia Arabia, it is impossible to worship in a Christian church although their are many foreigners there who would like to worship as Christians. It is also impossible for an Arab Muslim to convert to Christianity without terrible consequences for doing that. However, people it is permissible for people of other religions to convert to Islam.

On the other hand, it is easy for Muslims living in the US or in Europe to worship or build a mosque. How do you think the Muslims living in the US would react if they were told that they cannot worship in the Mosque?

I think this lack of tolerance is an indication of a bigger problem that the west faces in coexisting with Muslims. That is, as long as Muslims continue to believe that Islam is the only true religion and they continue to demonstrate a lack of tolerance and disregard for the beliefs of others than people of other religious faiths should be suspicious of Muslims and be prepared for furthur Jihadi attacks.

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