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Someone (a muslim) wants you dead!!!

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Submitted by Jonathan (United States), Mar 3, 2007 at 00:21

First of all, I think that this article is very insightful and has good sources to back up the author's claims.

Second, I would like to respond to people who say that Islam is almost entirely a peaceful religion with one word "bull."

Statistics indicate that 13% of Muslims in the world2 want westerners (Americans or our European allies) dead. Now, you might say, "well, this is just a number that he is making up off of the top of his head." Well guess again.

By http://markhumphrys.com/islam.uk.ireland.html Quote "Opinion Polls of British Muslims show that a disturbing minority are Islamists:

Other sources3 state that between 10-15 percent of Muslims "buy into the notion that jihad calls for the killing of infidels."3

Considering the fact that there are 1.3 million muslims in the world1, this amounts to 195 MILLION MUSLIMS that want YOU AND ME dead right now!!! To put this into perspective, look no further than the population of the United States, which is 298,444,215 4 according to the US CIA. So, this is comparable to 2/3 of the ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES hating everyone else that was not from the United States and wanting them dead!

Third, a comment about the difference between Islam and Christianity. Christianity is a religion centered on the teachings of Christ, and a CENTRAL theme of His message is PEACE! Jesus said "do not repay evil with evil but evil with good." Also, He said "If someone slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other one to him as well." This is NOT the case with the Quran, which teaches that good Muslims should engage in Jihad (as this website has excellently described).

If you look back at history, Muslim followers intepreted Jihad as a literal holy war that should end in the death of all infidels. This motive sparked a tremendous territorial expansion that is excellently described in this article. What this article fails to mention is that the Islamic people forced all their subjects to become Muslims of executed them. Obviously, opinnion has changed somewhat on this, as there is not a massive territorial expansion by Muslims today.

Also, if Islam is such a good religion, WHY ARE ISLAMIC LEADERS SO SCARED TO GIVE THEIR OWN PEOPLE A VOICE. WHY ARE ISLAMIC COUNTRIES SO NOTORIOUS FOR SUPRESSION OF FREE SPEECH, IF ISLAM IS SUCH A PEACEFUL RELIGION????? In "Christian" countries, the Bible has undergone CENTURIES of CLOSE AND PERCISE scrutiny and HAS WITHSTOOD THE TEST OF TIME. However, Islamic leaders are not willing that the Quran, wich is SUPPOSEDLY the incorruptable, infallible word of Allah, come under close examination.

MY BIGGEST QUESTION IS THIS. IF THERE IS REALLY NOTHING FOR ISLAMIC LEADERS AND COUNTRIES TO HIDE, WHY DO THEY PROHIBIT FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND CLOSE EXAMINATION OF THE QURAN?

1. http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html

2. http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2006/11/moderate-muslims-close-ranks-around.html

3. http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/news_theswamp/2006/09/james_dobson_mi.html

4. https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/print/us.html

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