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To Moderate Muslim: But Allah hates other religions

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Submitted by Plato (India), Apr 1, 2007 at 02:05

Moderate Muslim you have chosen to ignore the many theological issues that were raised and concentrated your answer on your personal attitude to other religions. Here also you have tried to wriggle out of a direct answer by talking about respecting 'many people of all faiths'. Like fuzzy logic that is a very fuzzy answer to a very specific query. I have cut and pasted your statement and my question below:

"By the way, I do not mean to demean your faith by questioning the bible. I respect Jews and Christians as People of the Book, and I believe that we worship the same God.

My question: You have specified 'people of the book' to respect. Does it not mean that you disrespect Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists etc? If not why did you not say people of other faiths instead of specifing Jews and Christians?

As a true Muslim you will have read all those threats and abuses that Allah flings at kafirs, pagans, hypocrites and unbelievers. If you leave out the People of the Book, that would mean Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, atheists and others.

Moderate Muslim can you give me an honest answer? Can you as a Muslim respect these religions I have named when Allah has condemned them in no uncertain terms. If yes then I will consider you a truly moderate Muslim. If not how can you respect people of these faiths?

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