Not all muslims preach hate
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Submitted by Anonymous (United Arab Emirates), Jun 10, 2007 at 10:42
I would like to tell Mr. Darrel that not all Muslims are fanatics just because a few terrorists are.
These terrorists are not muslims because they carry out acts contradictory to what Islam says. Islam, Christianity share a lot of similarites and are grouped under the category of Abrahamic religions.
The image of muslims has been sullied thanks to these terrorists. Islam is a religion that preaches tolerance and not hatred for others beliefs. During the Crusades of the Middle Ages any Muslim held in a Christian camp was sure to be executed. However, in any muslim encampment most Christian prisoners were shown mercy.
The western civilization owes a lot to the muslim world and other Asian civilizations.
The concepts of mathematics such as the system of representation of numbers using digits and the number zero (which the Arabs had borrowed from Indians). Other knowledge such as geometry, algebra, medicine, astronomy and other sciences too were borrowed from the muslims by the Europeans. The Eastern civilizations were much more advanced than the western.
You have also stated, "Don't Speak for Me for I hate Islam & Those Who Come to the West & Expect Us to Bow to Their Way".
Well you came to the East and forced us to bow your way. Where was the moral conscience of the west when Europeans colonialized other countries and treated the natives with the lowest regard. The Spanish looted a lot of gold from the Incans and burned a number of their ancient books. Europeans came to North America and the natives were discriminated against. They went to Africa and many black natives were sold into slavery and later even denied some of the basic rigts in their own nation such as not being allowed to walk on pavements alongside whites. In India, people starved to death because the British took most of the grain that was grown there back to Europe and Britain to feed themselves. The same applies to India and other Asian countries. European nations are prosperous today because of the resources they exploited from other nations.
I'm not making these facts up. They are all a part of history.
I would also like to tell you that Osama Bin Laden was trained by the CIA and his Afghan mujahudeen were also equipped by American weapons funnelledin through Pakistan during the Soviet Afghan war. Ronald Rumsfeld who was in support of invading Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussain's regime once shook hand with Saddam Hussain during the Iran-Iraq war. There are pictures of his handshake all over the internet in case you would like to confirm this fact.
So in short I ask you, who has been more humane? I would also like to remind you that the colour of your skin does not make you superior to anyone else. I humbly urge you to do more reading and do your homework properly before you level accusations. You could read about the REAL ISLAM at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam
You could also watch the following BBC documentary film series:
What the ancients did for us.
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