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Reader comment on item: Islam's Future [Can Be Modern]
in response to reader comment: Who's pathetic?

Submitted by A very hurt American Muslim (United States), Jul 10, 2007 at 22:29

I want to address this to quite a few of you, Muslims and Non-Muslims. I have lived in America all my life, and am currently graduating from a University. I happened to come on this site as a part of research project, my topic " Distorted Islam". It is utterly distorted, Islam that is. Yes, the "insurgents" as we like to call them in Iraq are doing unspoken crimes against humanity.

Yes, Osama Bin-laden and those who follow the radical Islamic ideology are preaching hate. I went to a private Islamic High school in AMERICA, and guess what they were not teaching me to hate other religions, they were not sympathetic towards those in the extremist groups. The Islam we see on Fox news is this new wave in Islam, a radical, extreme and violent approach to Islam. Should all muslims be hated? Okay some comments made by Muslims in this blog were wrong! Who are we to say We will rule America? Islam as a religion YES, HAS A VIOLENT HISTORY< BUT SO DO ALMOST ALL RELIGIONS.. as to you "who's pathetic?" You wanted sources to find out Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.. Try TIMES magazine.. try recorded official statistics..

Now ,I personally don't give a damn if Islam is the fastest growing religion. Its ignorance to make such harsh statements, both to you Muslims and Non Muslims out there. What we view now about Islam is a theology that has quite a few number of fans willing to kill in the name of this disgraceful theology. BUT HOW DARE LEARNED INDIVIDUALS CLUMP ALL OFF THIS TO ISLAM itself... I am not even religious, but how dare any one? People that "claim" to have read Islam's history, TRY KAREN ARMSTRONG'S ISLAM A brief history (the author was a nun, later turned religious historian, the book is as objective as you can get), also, GELVIN'S THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST and also MAMDANI'S GOOD MUSLIM,BAD MUSLIM................ My GOD we are so quick to blurt out our comments without doing any solid legwork...

If you really think that all Muslims are Arabs... please just go read.. because the largest Muslim population is in Indonesia last time i checked. WHY ? HOW? have we come to reverting back to smashing and ridiculing faith, ethnicity, etc, due to what we hear from mass media(thank you FOX) I am hurt because I was never taught to hate other religions or races.... I have no hope that one day it will all click, signing off frustrated.

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