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Non-Muslims occasionally raise the idea of banning the Koran,

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Submitted by Dillah (United States), Dec 19, 2007 at 18:18

Non-Muslims occasionally raise the idea of banning the Koran, Islam, and Muslims. Examples this month include calls by a political leader in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, to ban the Koran — which he compares to Hitler's Mein Kampf — and two Australian politicians, Pauline Hanson and Paul Green, demanding a moratorium on Muslim immigration.

What is one to make of these initiatives? First, some history.

FORGET the 'history' Daniel. What exactly does the Koran preach to the young [the next generation] today?

That's what matters. Because if the future holds a lot of bloodshed - the 'history' doesn't matter - especially to those who feel compelled to carry out blood shed in the name of 'Allah'

Beheadings? Gang Rape? Crucifixions? the cutting off of limbs? Treason? Wife Beatings? {{{These teachings are in the Koran on a level that any 10 year-old can understand.

Why are you people focusing on the past so much? - when it is the future that matters the most? If you keep blowing off the actual teachings of the Koran and its affects on the young - then you are as much responsible for the bloodshed to come - as those who carry it out.

Silence [on the teachings of the Koran] is not always golden.

Know this: There is not one single New Testament Scripture that teaches humans to be violent with each other. If You don't believe - then present those New Testament Scriptures. Until then - you stand accused.

You don't have to 'swing the knife' in order to get blood upon your hands.

You just have to stand in the way of the Truth being told.


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