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To Plato: Note that only those men, women and children who come to fight with you in battle field are made slave.

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in response to reader comment: To Sayed Rafey: Why is the Islamic world full of 'reactive' souls?

Submitted by Syed Rafey Husain (Pakistan), Jul 13, 2007 at 10:59

"And if the Koran was preaching a simple life why would it encourage its followers to take booty, including slaves and women".

Dear Plato, first note war is not a Muslim tradition but history of humans.

Quran encourages to fight with others for justice only and not to collect loot/booty or to make slaves including men, women and children.

Also note that only those men, women and children who come to fight with you in battle field are made slave. Not the people living in their homes. Same applies to killing of men. Women and children even in battle fields are not killed.

I always say "Contract is always better than War. But sometimes war is inevitable when not enough effort is given to calm down reactive souls in pre-war period".

I am listing few wars with an intention to show that war is history of humans.

1980 invasion of Iran by Iraq

1999 invasion of India by the Pakistan Army

1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq

1947 invasion of Kashmir by Pakistan irregulars

1982 invasion of Falkland Islands by the United Kingdom

Korean War (United Nations June, 1950)

U.S. led war in Afghanistan (October 2001 onward)

British Armed Forces Invasion of Iraq (March, 2003)

US and Allies' war in Iraq (2003- onwards)

2006 invasion of Lebanon by Israel

1979 invasion of Vietnam by China

1965–1968 invasions of South Vietnam by the United States

1965 invasion of India by Pakistan Army and irregulars

1956 invasion of Egypt by France, United Kingdom and Israel

1971 invasion of East Pakistan by India

1967 invasion of Syria by Israel

1967 invasion of Jordan by Israel

1967 invasion of Israel by Syria

1967 invasion of Israel by Jordan

1967 invasion of Egypt by Israel

Find complete list @


My love to you.

Syed Rafey Husain


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