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Reader comment on item: Ban Islam?
in response to reader comment: To Hamri Asad: Mocking cannot be a one-way street

Submitted by Hamri Al Assad (United States), Sep 6, 2007 at 19:36

Plato. Plato, plato plato. Dude would be disappointed if he knew what you were talking bout. WE've been round and round on this. You dumping quotes left and right on me wont help, ive refued everything youve ever said that is a lie and i dont need to do it anymore. anyways I really hope you listen to this, please really just these two or three sentences below the one you are currently reading.

I am a Muslim who believes his Allah as the lord of the worlds and Muhammad (pbuh) as his final prophet, as well as the prophethood of Moses and Jesus. I bear no ill will to Jews or Christians, further, I personally know of many Muslim, none of which wish any ill will towards non believers. I know of no Muslim personally who wishes harm on disbelievers. I am not here to argue the verses of the Quran and their meaning, you and i know both know I have done that. I know in my heart and in my mind that MOST muslims are peaceful. I do not apologize for others actions in the name of Islam. Any violence against innocents is wrong and should be condemned as it has by myself and all Muslims I know. There is a phrase used in Islam which says "Oh Allah, whatever I have done right I have done in your remembrance and what I have done I have done of my shortcomings" Now I am not saying extremists only have small shortcomings, of course the problem is much much more severe, however when someone who really does not know a Muslim community first hand tells me that ALL muslims are either terrorists or apologists, then I have to correct, them because really do you think I dont know Muslims better than you do? I am a Muslim. Salam means peace. Would the root work for the religion mean peace if it was a religion of violence? Really Plato tell me how many Muslims you know personally and how many imams you have heard speak and why I am wrong. Answer that last question. All you gotta do. Thats it. Bring it.


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