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Reply to Giovanni Platti- Religion is the culprit

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in response to reader comment: One man's self-defense is another man's predilection

Submitted by Adeel Ahmed (United States), Mar 25, 2003 at 03:04

Sorry to hear such ... remarks from Giovanni Platti. How self indulgent can one get. I am sure the 'self defence' war being waged on the already hapless iraqis seems so just and fair to u. But the fact remains. Failing to make a definitive case and turning to slander is a habit of most ignorant people who are too engrossed in Faux news.

Is it too difficult to understand that the Arabic word 'Jihad' means 'struggle'? Are the Webster's and Oxford's dictionaries any authority in Arabic? My writing this rebuttal to your ignorant comments is one type of Jihad. Am i killing anyone by doing so? Aint i a Muslim? ...how can i be sitting here and writing this and still doing Jihad? well thats the real truth that you dont want to understand and reject so whole heartedly. Jihad is the most beautiful thing to do. Jihad is not a license to Kill. If all of you can turn around and read the websters definition of the word Jihad, why dont u also read the Quran and what it says about jihad.

And please, dont even compare the Muslim's history with the Christian and Judaic history. Never in the histroy of the world(albiet the world wars)have so much blood been spilt than during the Crusades. And even in the world wars? where were the Muslims?? were they the ones who instigated it? And who was Jesus crucified by if not the Jews? Who conquered Spain for 400 years and developed chemistry and algebra? Were they mercenaries or killers or lunatics? ....

Yes, 9/11 is not jihad under any meaning of the word. You want to still claim it is well then remain in ur shell. I cannot understand why most Bible wielding Christians can call Prophet Muhammed all sorts of horrible names while they dont turn to see that all the Muslims have for Jesus Christ is the same respect as they have for All the Prophets. Please, before listening to erroneous commentaries by all sorts of people, go to the source. Go read the Quran and then teach the Muslims what to do.

Yes it is wrong what the Muslim countries do to its women folk. Women are not inferior to men in any way. The only reason why u see this happening in the Muslim countries is that they are illiterate people, under a very closed and narrow minded approach to islam by those males who claim to be defenders of the faith and who have beards flowing down their chests but they cannot understand the meaning of equality. So please, next time, before writing such slander, read the Quran and know the true meaning of the islamic principals. May God bless us all.
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