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A Convenient Untruth

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Submitted by moderate Muslim (United States), Apr 26, 2007 at 20:17

Okay.

Now listen. For a second.

It is hard for me to talk about such murders, not because I want to avoid them, but because it is such a horrific thing to think about. I was so angry when the Chechens took over Beslan school, you don't even know. Nothing could make me more angry. Nothing. Because nothing could make Islam look worse. than that. It is so sad and horrible. To think about how they died, it is so sad.

Nothing in Islam condones the murdering of other Muslims, of children, of anyone. That is what I have been trying to say. Its not Muslim to do something like that. I know Muslims, I have read the Quran. Even the verses that you guys quote are nowhere near in proximity to these atrocious things. I am not grappling wiht my faith here. I know Islam is true, and that Muslims can live in harmony witheveryone else. It just pains my heart that someone would justify killing so many people with Islam. I know hundreds of dutiful Muslims who live in perfect harmony with their neighbors, non Muslims, and who are good citizens. Muslims have to stop this notion that because you are Muslim, you can do anything to anyone and its ok. Cause its not. Kaffirs are not to be treated poorly because they do not agree with you.

I cant stress enough how much you have to actually be part of the community before you realize what normal and great people Muslims are. And while these "muslims" in other parts of the world commit atrocitiies, i condemn it all, and I cry for the victims as much as I cry for anyone.

If I was any one of you who came home and watched the news and saw what "Muslims" do, i wouldnt like them much either. But i see the real Islam, the part that has people helping their elderly neighbors with anything they need, the part where people are so nice and kind. and those posting with hatred it your hearts, i understand what you are thinking, but would it be so hard for you to take a step back and say, "are they really that bad" "could i be looking at it wrong."

Please

I urge you,

I'm not asking you to love Islam,

I'm just asking you to look at both sides of the story before you think about it.

Thank you

very much

and may God (Allah) bless the entire world

may he (used merely to as a pronoun), help all people see their sins, and help them correct their mistakes,

may he show his creation their similarities, and show them how to live hand in hand in peace.

Amin, or amen, if you're Christian

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