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Submitted by Celissa (United States), May 31, 2003 at 04:55

doesn't make the material on this site any less true.

I'll admit, it's a lot to take in.

For Judeo Christians (or lapsed Christian agnostics such as myself), the depth of corruption, the unmitigated misogyny and anti-Semitic, anti-peace, anti-HUMAN nature of true Islam is hard to digest. Westerners -- especially Western Christians -- are nutured on ideals of equality, tolerance, and the inherent value of human life no matter what spiritual path that human chooses to follow.

The cultivation and careful tending of backward, hateful ideologies are alien to Westerners (most of us, anyway).
That a religion, a purported path the Creator would sanction and encourage these ideologies is unthinkable.
The nature of our culture is progressive, fluid, and even mercurial at times. That's the beauty of it. This is also the reason that Islam is incompatible with free-thinking and progress in all areas of human existence. Strict adherence to dogmatic laws that are the antithesis of freedom and self-determination, under threat of torture or death, does not foster innovation or reason.

I was never a harsh judge of other religions. After numerous terrorist attacks -- perpetrated by Muslims (many who did not have the excuse of disaffection due to poverty, etc.), finally got through to my left-leaning skull -- I was able to open my eyes, and see all religions in a new light. I began not only to listen to the words of Muslims and their appointed leaders, I began to pay attention to their actions, or in some cases, inaction. It is telling.

If readers don't trust the material collected here, I urge them to visit other sites like http://www.memri.org/
or http://www.rajanr.com/
or http://disaffectedmuslim.blogspot.com/

The truth can be overwhelming and frightening.

That doesn't mean one can ignore it or ridicule it without consequences:
Thousands of dead civilians, shattered dreams, greiving families, and parentless children are a naked, raw, and painful reminder of that searing fact.
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