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Power of the Truth vs The Power of a Ban

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 29, 2007 at 16:37

We have now come to the crux of the situation, one of the principal reasons for many of the world's woes in history and current conflicts, and might one say, a reason that this web site has relevance.

It does not take much reading in this venue to see that the points of view are argumentative, contentious, conflicting, sometimes irrational, but mostly subjective about the central theme about the resurgence of Islam and the affect that it has on the various practitioners of the sacred writings from which Muslims derive their beliefs and teachings. It is immediately contrasted with those who follow some other beliefs.

Depending on whether there is faith in the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, of faith in the New Testament Son of God Jesus Christ, or of belief in other religious realms of the Hindis, Sikhs, Buddhists, et al, the contrast takes its most critical stand in the perspective of some that Islam is the most intolerant of the religions.

This perception comes, in spite of many who would protest by virtue of a benevolent reading and benign posture adopted by many, as one looks at the rigidly strict practice of Islam in so many places and by so many of its adherents, extremists and otherwise. In spite of the appearance of moderation in one example, one of the strictest places to make this observation is in Saudi Arabia. If we want to expound on the virulence of the influences of this, leave us remind ourselves that bin Laded is Saudi, as were the majority of the September 11, 2001 terrorist hijackers. Should we in the west ignore the basis of the antipathies that would have Islam rejected? But wait, we spoke of contrasts, and the one that is foremost to the Islamist mentality is that of the Judeo-Christian faith.

It is the position of this reader, and with qualified scholarship by many who are well versed in this matter, that in spite of a revisionist attempt to say otherwise, Islam came out of a religious period where Christianity had lapsed into a religion away from its true faith, Judaism struggled with its post Christian defections of many the former Jewish faithful, and the people of the desert were looking for an identity that would give them an alternative to becoming a Christian or a Jewish Proselyte. That was the beginning stage for the development of the Quran. It is therefore today a conflict between following the Quran, or the Holy Bible that we see pervading the globe today.

It has already been discussed that places where the Quran, and/or the language of the Quran should be prohibited here in the United States. Conversely, while it is already illegal in many Islamic countries, many of the followers of Islam, including some we have heard from here would counter that things Christian should be prohibited even further in Muslim places, maybe where one cannot yet be put to death for being Christian.

There is no peaceful solution to this situation, for to ban Islam is tantamount to finally declaring all out war, which, by the way, is coming. In the sixth year since the September 11, 2001 attacks, we must certainly know things are quickly deteriorating world wide, and it is interesting that it coincides with the Jewish New Year and Ramadan in 2007. To wonder out loud, what are they planning now?

But, to ban Islam? Put the proclamation in a DC comics format and see what happens.

No, the crisis is coming to a head soon enough, and we shall see what happens. We shall see that as it always has, the Holy Bible has told the truth through Jesus Christ all along; the followers of Islam will finally see that just like everyone else, and there will no longer be a need for a ban.

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