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Submitted by For peace (United States), Oct 6, 2007 at 04:57

"I have lived in a christian community for 20 + years, where neighbours were neighbours,.Over the last 5 years,, those of the Muslim faith have gained a foot-hold and they are setting up the barriers of segregation " sorry no speak english" and that is coming from Muslims residents in my country for at least 15 years."

Your observation is confusing matters of Faith with cultural differences. If I were to live next door to you, you too will believe that I am a good Christian - neighborly and God fearing! But I am an American Muslim, believing the same God as you! I came to my faith after studying every negative point made about it. Many pious Christians are converting to Islam - 20k converts a years in the US alone.

If one of your Christian brothers from the community (where you had lived 20 years) were to convert to Islam, will you break that friendship? Of course not! Because Christians, as do Muslims, believe in the Brotherhood of Man. And remember, the Quran priveledges the Jews and the Christians ("People of the Book") as recievers of the previous scriptures (Gospels/Torah) from the same God. Having said that, it is true, that the immigrants that are coming into your neighborhood may be causing some segregation. However, you should call them "Immigrants" (or Arabs, or Bangladeshis, or Pakistanis). That they happen to be Muslims largely incidental.

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