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To Maqsood: Why does Islam revile idol worshippers?

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Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), Jul 23, 2007 at 06:05

Maqsood wrote:

>>I know the priorities for love most of the non believers have generally i.e Life, Money, status, relations, religion, humanity and so on. So with these priorities a non believer will kill any other person for his own life, then for money, then may be for status and rarely for religion. But this is not the case with the Muslims. Our priorities are Religion, humanity, life, relations, money etc. So you can see the order.<<

So let us take a closer look at Muslim priorities:

Religion is your highest priority, the slighting of which makes Muslims angry and willing to destroy the other priorities: humanity, life, relations, money. You simply forget that religions, if not Islam, claim they are for the preservation and upliftment of humanity, life and relations. How does slighting a religion harm it if it is a true religion. As your Koran itself says, truth stands out from error. If you hit out and harm humanity, life and relations because someone slights your religion then you are harming what religion claims it is trying to preserve and protect. If you destroy what you are trying to protect and preserve religion itself will disappear.

Maqsood what you are essentially saying is that only Islam has the right to exist as the Koran says Allah will not accept any other religion and slights other religions by calling its followers najees, being in error and likening them to pigs and apes. The Koran has arrogated to itself the right to disgrace other religions. You know your Prophet went about insulting the idols of Mecca. Why did they not rise up and destroy the people who were disgracing their religion, is it only Muslims who have that right?

What right does any religious scripture have to denigrate, revile and condemn as false another religion, especially religions that worship idols?

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