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Submitted by Chris G.` (United States), Jul 14, 2007 at 10:25

First of all I did not state that ALL Muslims are assimilating smoothly into mainstream America. However many are. As for this crazy Muslim guy who killed his girlfriend and her parents, first of all...um look at this guy. He has tattoos all over him. That first of all is totally against Islam. So this guy is not exactly your shining example of Islamic piousness. Second, the article just rants against Islam quoting ayas and hadiths out of context as usual. Some were talking about breaking oaths because the non-believers had broken oaths in Medina and Mecca, others were talking about rescuing Muslims from the Meccans.

Third, this article does not give any background to the alleged murderer as to whether he was even a practicing Muslim. They just make the assumption that he killed those people in the name of Islam. I'm sorry but stuff like that happens several times a year in my city and are committed by Christians. They base everything on his name which is ridiculous. Thats like saying Jeffrey Dalmer, the unibomber, or some other American wack job represents all Americans or all Christians. Thats like saying the soldiers who sexually abused prisoners in Abu Graib were representative of all of America or all of the US military (which is in fact how the Arab media portrays them which is wrong). Finally please find me anywhere in the Qu'ran and Hadiths where it says you are to murder the family of a nonbeliever if they do not give you their daughter to marry. You will not find that anywhere. In fact it is ironic that actually the use of fire is prohibited in the Islamic rules of Jihad. If a Muslim is conducting Jihad according to Sunah, he is not allowed to burn down the crops or property of his enemy nor is he allowed to kill their women and children or animals.

Again, as long as websites like the one you posted are your sole sources of information on Islam, you will remain ignorant and terrified of Muslims until you actually go out and meet Muslims as well as travel around in the Islamic world. Just like all humans they have their nut jobs and idiots. However most are good people who just want to get on with life and be left alone like the rest of us

Chris G.

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