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Submitted by Ahmad (United States), Feb 7, 2008 at 19:36

Hello Kris,

I have a simple answer for you. Look at history and examine which religion treated and tolerated other religious minorities the best (when religious law was the rule not seperation of state and religion!). You will find one and only one answer: Islam. The evidence is overwhelming in that direction. You are made to pee in your pants when someone brings up the word sharia these days. Under sharia law there's more protection for minorities than you can ever think.

Example: Omar-the 3rd khaliphte-found an old jewish man begging.He asked why you beg?He said I need to get money to pay Jizea.He said that is unaccetable.We took it from you young,we will not take it from you when your old.He ordered it to stop and he gave him some money from the treasurey.Please note that Muslims under sharia law pay more than non-muslims in taxes.The reason for minorities paying less taxes is because non-muslims do not have to go into armed forces while it is mandatory for all muslims to serve.Look, this is godly justice if you happen to beleive in god and that he implemented some rules and laws for us to live by.None so much in any religion like islam.


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