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A religion is not a book, it is what the followers practice

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Submitted by Raja (Canada), Sep 8, 2007 at 00:41

You sincerelly believe that Islam is a tolerant religion and point to India as evidence. You say that if Muslims were so intolerant, why didn't they convert all of Inda? The answer is this: because they couldn't. The Hindus and (especially) the SIkhs fought back. The smaller and more peaceful Buddhists perished almost immediately.

However, I will admit that there were several tolerant Muslim emperors, such as Akbar and Shah Jahan (the builder ot the Taj Mahal). But Islam came to India very much as a conquering religion. That is why Pakistan separated from India, beause many Muslims felt superiror. In 1947, the population of Pakistan was 15% Hindu and Buddhist. Now it is 97% Muslim, and only 2% Hindu and Buddhist. The pressure to convert to Islam or flee the country was so great, that non-Muslim peoples bearly exist in Pakistan. Thus, while Allah may be merciful, and while the Qran may be great, I do not believe that the average Muslim is either great or merciful to minorities, particularly Hindus and Buddhists. This intolerance, if left unchecked, will ultimately undo Islam, for God truly is Great, and He hates intolerance.

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