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Submitted by Hamri Al-Assad (United States), Aug 30, 2007 at 20:27

I have read this website for many months now, as one of the only Muslims who has read this ... I have commented, never offending Mr. Daniel Pipes, who I treated as a scholar..

I have stated my values. I am a Muslim. I am a moderate Muslim, as Islam encourages moderation in everything. I do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, gender, or any such petty classification. We are all servants of God, and the best in the eyes of God is he who is most God fearing. I have said that I do not agree with suicide bombings, with the murder of civilians, of any act of violence without immediate provocation. I have said that 9/11 was the work of murderers who claim to follow my religion.

I have said that Muslims across the world are peaceful, and while there is a radical fringe, the majority of Muslims are beautiful people. these beautiful people do not hate democracy, they do not hate you, the reader. Muslims are not without faults, but Islam is. Islam is the revalation sent by God to Earth through the angels and the prophets. Islam does not need to be reformed, and the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a great man. I have stated all of this in a non-confrontational tone, attempting to show you here... that Islam is a good religion. I am not here to argue these points. I have been met with scorn. I have been met with anger. I have been met with calls for me to go back to my country. I have been harassed by people who are less American than I. I have been mocked. I have had the memory of the Prophet (PBUH) mocked. I have had the word of God mocked. I have been told that Muslims should be eliminated. All of this had occured solely on this website... All of you can mock me all day long, I dont care. I WILL NOT sit idly by as you mock the prophet of God and the religion of the Creator. I urge Daniel Pipes to respnd to this. I urge all of you to respond to this. The BANNING OF ISLAM IS NOT A ISSUE. IT CANNOT HAPPEN. IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. We are not going to come and bomb you in your sleep if you let us live in America


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