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The Dilemma Of West About Islam

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Submitted by Hammad AlQadri (Pakistan), Oct 26, 2007 at 13:37

Mr. another infidel

Regarding your point "Memorizing seventh century religious logic and trying to live and impose related backwardness in the twenty first century will not work", Islam never forbids human civilization to grow by its time that's why most inventors of the modern day sciences & theories were Muslims, see :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Muslim_scientists

And regarding your point "your Religion is Scary and Barbaric combined" & the concept of some western circles that "Islam has spread on sword" I want to quote just two points for this.

- In times of Prophet Muhammad(Peace Be Upon Him) there was an old Jewish women in Madinah. She used too to throw garbage of her house on Prophet Muhammad(Peace Be Upon Him) whenever He passed through the street in front of her house. Once He(Peace Be Upon Him) passed again through the same street & she doesn't came out to through garbage as before, Prophet Muhammad(Peace Be Upon Him) inquired about the women & He come to know that she is sick & He went to her house to see her, the women so admired of this that she embraced Islam at the very moment.

Where was that "Strange Sword or Barbarism" in all this?

- If you read the history of spreading of Islam in Indian subcontinent, which has millions of Muslim population, you will come to know that no Muslim general with army came to conquer subcontinent ever to convert local non-Muslims to Islam but it was the Muslim Sufi saints who admired the people with their teachings & characteristics that attracted people towards Islam & millions of non-Muslims embraced Islam on the hand of just one Sufi saint know as Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri(May Allah His Blessings Upon Him) & this left such an impression on minds of people that large number of Hindus & Sikhs still visit the shrines of these saints to pay their respects.

Where was that "Strange Sword or Barbarism" in all this?

I understand that you labeled Islam as barbaric because of present days suicidal attacks, suicide bombings & beheadings of mostly western people on the name of Islam & Jihad by so-called Islamic extremists as interpreted by western media (I wonder where were the champions of anti religious extremism when five years ago Hindu extremists massacring Muslims in Indian state of Gujarat). Read the comments in following links & you will come to know that why there were no terrorist attacks on west on the name of Islam when Islamic Empire was so big & stronger then now & that how roots of origin of this extremism go to the west not to Islam same like we have seen in 1980's that US dollars & ammunition flooding in to Pakistan for these extremists to use them against Soviets & same extremists counterattacking on West & its allies when they abandoned them.

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/78

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/106946

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/112238

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/112259

The West is going through the dilemma of both being misinformed & lack of informed about Islam.
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