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Submitted by AS (India), May 30, 2007 at 00:23

palestinians are muslims (about 95%). so european christians aspiring to be palestinians is a non starter. every religion has spiritual, theological and philosophical foundations that are relevant for all humans. for example, salvation in christianity, philosophy of karma and cycle of births in hinduism, laws of dhamma in buddhism, and duality in taoism etc etc.

religion also has cultural foundations that are more centered upon the land and people of origin which we see via festivals, language, traditions etc. on the first 3 issues, islam has nothing unique to offer. it borrows from judaism. the cultural stuff is all arab. it imposes arab way of life on others. turn to mecca to pray. as if God is bad with geography. the fasting rules will go haywire if you lived in the arctic.

islamism is arab colonialism. when people in indonesia try to dress and grow beard and read koran in arabic. i am forced to think so. islam has been spread by sword. now dont tell me you question that. why do people in egypt call themselves arabs and identify with arabs/muslims and palestine etc? how exactly did 'arabs' land up in Africa/Egypt?

the plain truth is that mohammad was an illiterate, uncouth bedouin who won the wars. he should be refered as a successful military raider. calling him prophet and assigning religious and social importance is unfortunate. that guy had nothing to offer than rape and murder and war on the people in his neighborhood. please go read his personal history or koran. its full with silly things and violent things. and common things. there is nothing deep that will make one think. a person who never travelled outside arabia (which was not a light onto civilizations) cant be possibly expected to offer a world view. and i hope u dont believe God came to him!!! middle east is full of lies and lullabys of prophets. the world is sick of it. and mohammad tops them all.

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