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what is happening in Sudan is wrong

Reader comment on item: On New York's "Khalil Gibran International Academy"
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Submitted by nadia (Pakistan), Oct 27, 2007 at 17:58

I just read about sudan , it's quite savage, and I would say completely unislamic since...

The point being missed is that , 'the khalil Gibran institute' isn't 'forcing' islam on anyone, by just what is stated in the article here.

Not all people who convert to Islam are forced, "But not 'all' missionaries acted, or act, in such disgusting ways as you described."

if you study a language by-way-of-which you read about a religion , and decide perhaps that it is sound ...you are in no way being forced into anything.

look at Iraq what about shias and sunni muslims and how they've been played against each other.

How many Muslims,Hindus,Buddhists died at WTC on 9/11?(I'm not not talking about the suicidal nutjobs who carried out the attack) check the facts. I'd call the friends and family of the many Indo-Arab non-terrorists ' terror-victims' with a double-edged sword mourning the loss of loved ones and being 'blamed' for it, by racial-profiling strangers.

look at how innumerable cults of the like of the KKK /Al-qaeda have tortured and killed people. Have you forgotten the treatment of muslims by Christian 'and' Communist war criminals alike in Bosnia and relatively recently in Kosovo (an instance other than Rwanda when Clinton was a bit late to say the least)? or the killing of Daniel Pearl right here in Karachi. There are psychotic-murderous disgusting types in every religion's backyard,

my condolences to the ppl in sudan , why isn't the UN doing anything about it? it is quite sad.. something must be done

Osama bin laden, terrorist, (does it begin with U now , who changed his name?)

look at Henry the 8th and the way he introduced divorce. How many people died in the name of treason for objecting to it? and how many could've if they hadn't kept their beliefs secret?King Richard wasn't the nicest charector either

... there are countless examples of hypocrisy and of political power-players turning sects and/or cults against each other or creating them with false prophethood.

However, this isn't about the religio-political injustice of the world(or bloodthirsty maniacs claiming God told them to wage wars and/or kill people of other races/religions/sects/cults/gangs/etc) spangling the pages of history and newspapers

but about this one 'institute' and how 'it' isn't wrong , not by 'just' the 'evidence' presented in the article.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/tcga/tcgapdf/Nebel-HG-00-IPArabs.pdf

lookup jizya-tax there is a whole lot of controversy around the subject. about whether it's derogatory etc ,something along the tones of this website Now I can be inclined to give a statement like

..."Muhammed himself did not force conversions , two of his wives were Jewish and remained Jewish, even after he married them. The non-muslims of his time were to pay a tax called jizya , since they didn't give Zakaat(charity that muslims have to give) like muslims did. the fact that there were non-muslims there then living peacefully after the conquest of mecca, to me contradicts the interpretation of the ayat that every extremist quotes." I'm simply clarifying something

P.S I can't get any sleep , 'equally wrong'. I just reread your statement , and feel all this typing wasn't really called for, sorry ...anyway the 'equal wrongness' of 'fascist-religio-political' groups is no reason to bad mouth religions themselves or itself.

and thanx

I feel the tone of my litany is a little harsh. totally unintentional...

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