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Submitted by bos (United Kingdom), Jan 25, 2008 at 11:26

you said;-

Also the word Islam means peace. The Quraan is original and has never been changed. There people amongst the Muslims who memorise the Quraan by heart. This ensures that it can never be changed even if every copy is destroyed

You clearly know nothing about the development of the quran. Even today there are different versions of the quran favoured in different parts of the world (arabic versions). This is in spite of many other versions being destroyed by muslims in the past (including what may have been the first compiled version). there is even at least one surviving copy of one of these destroyed versions found in the archeological remains of a mosque destroyed in one of islams civil wars. Academics study it but dont publish for fear of the possible violence that would be directed at them and complete innocents world wide.

Also, islam means submission, the idea that it shares an arabic 'root' with salaam(peace) is an absolute fallacy

dont believe any of this just because i say it, research it, it makes you less likely to regurgitate nonsense

Submitting....

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