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I am muslim ..who read the Quran

Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Is this true, does anyone have a copy of Quaran to confirm this?

Submitted by M (Canada), Feb 11, 2008 at 18:09

I read your article about the Quran and was shocked that people thought that this is what the quran said..I don't know where you got this but I read, write , speak and understand arabic and this is not what the Quran says..I don't know if that disappoints anyone but I'm sure a lot of people will say I'm lying and defending and justifying. I am also a woman..who has been raised in a muslim country...I've seen no oppression there..and i've lived there all my life.

Pre- muslim arabs -and this is documented- used to kill baby girls for fear of shame and Islam banned that as a horrible sin. The prophet Muhammed said it frankly " he who hurts a Christian or a Jew shall not be my companion on the day of judgement". Islam definitely does not allow men to rape women which is ludicrous and so simplistic to even believe that..women are well respected in Islam , try and go to any muslim country say in the gulf area, try standing in a Queue, the men will let you stand first to have your papers or any other business finished first. The verses that speak of fighting and declaring war against others are not meant against Christians or Jews..but against pagans who at the time fought islam and muslims and killed them and took their money.( I studied history of that era in that area)

There is a whole chapter in the Quran called Maryam (Our lady the virgin Mary)..and it glorifies her and you cannot be a true muslim without believing in both Judaism and Christianity.

I don't know really why people try and brand Islam with terrorism. Most terrorists are not muslims by the way...remember Hitler? Timothy McVay? the British call the IRA terrorists? The EtA in Spain?The serbs who committed ethnic cleansing against Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina and which the world turned an eye on??!!!!

Most muslims are well educated, my grandmother is trilingual and she was raised in a muslim country in the 30s! We can read the Bible ...but you can't read the Quran..

The arabic numerals that we use now were put down by Muslims, the blood circulation system was discovered by a Muslim (not william harvey as commonly believed), Logarithms is named after the Muslim man who put down its rules, Islamic architecture in spain is so obvious and beautiful and only speaks of the prosperity of that time in the middle ages which were the dark ages for most of Europe but not for Muslim Andalusia. Why do people want to deny that??

WE have lived in peace with Jews and Christians for centuries, and not as so commonly believed killed them!! The celiling of the congress library has engraved on it the great civilizations of all time, one of them is Islam.
If Islam now is suffering, why try and brand it with what it is not? why force lies on it? why try and make it appear as a religion that is horrific, false and bloody. It is not that at all and the so called Muslims that made you reach that conclusion will be judged harshly on the day of judgement by God..which literally means Allah in arabic...I don't know why most people think Allah is a "kind"of God !! the word is used by arab christians and jews as well!!!!!! It only means God in arabic...

During the Holocaust in WWII, muslims felt for the Jews and a lot of them -mostly muslim diplomats-helped if they could to get them out of germany..some of these muslims were Iranians too. You can check this if you did extensive reading about this era and that time.

Why is Islam now reduced to this Bin Laden? We are 1.4 billion!!! Reduced to a human being who doesn't speak for us..if anything...he hurt the image of Islam more than anything.Killing innocent people whatever the reason is punishable in Islam..and is a hideous sin. EXcept for self defence.

And it's a horrible sin killing seniors, women and children in war , destroying buildings or burning books, taking down trees even..all that are things that the Quran and the Prophet muhamad had specifically prohibited Muslims from doing...I can go on and on with documents.But I don't know if any will believe it. All I ask is not depend on media or news papers...go to a library and read and read and read..read impartial and neutral authors who wrote about Islam.

I feel some find comfort in branding Islam to be so Horrific..find comfort in those lies and won't for the life of them believe otherwise...which saddens most of us. There are fanatic Jews , Muslims and Christians...who all do hideous sins and wrong doings in the name of their religion...who is only Islam branded as the bad guy?!!!!

WE do not hate Jews as commonly believed ...we are against Zionism as are a lot of orthodox Jews!!! We are of semitic origins as well so we cannot be anti semitic!!! cannot!!!!!! WE respect all religions..but just as our media keeps a lot of things from us..your media shows you only one side..at least most of us in the muslim world have satellites and can understand English and can watch your media and compare..something you can't really say you can do the same.

Muslims terrorists in the Holy lands? Ever hear of rachel corey?!! or other peace activists killed because they supported palestinians..and dies under bulldozers or by missiles shot in response to rocks thrown by 11 and 12 year olds?!!(who are christians and muslims by the way ..not only muslims as commonly believed!)

I only feels for both sides there..the Jews and the palestinian Muslims and Christians over there..they are suffering and the world is watching.
Nothing justifies 9-11..nothing...it was a horrible...dispicable crime which a lot of muslims to this day cannot believe that other muslims committed...because killing civilians is prohibited in Islam...no..not kidding...
but the ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of muslim..women children and old men and women and civilian people in eastern europe and in a lot of other places should not be over looked either just because those people don't have the means to publicize it...

I don't blame anyone for saying anything but we muslims are people who believe in Judaism and Christianity and who praise Moses and Jesus Christ and our lady Mary.....any muslim who says otherwise is not a Muslim. Also, Islam in arabic literally means submission to the will of God. Forcing Islam on anyone is prohibited and wrong. And I would have to write pages and pages to tell you that Islam doesn't oppress women..maybe Muslim men do..a male thing...but that has nothing to do with Islam.

I can't blame Islam for what some uneducated men do to their women...oh..and the veil..is not a sign of oppression , it is a sign of pride, an invitation for people to avoid judging muslim women on appearances but on what they have to say and what their mind speaks...it is also a form of valuing women and not putting them in a frame of being a piece of meat....Tell me...why doesn't anyone condemn those pageants that degrade women and judge them on their bodily measurements!! ( yeah...okay..they speak of world peace and help people around the world and do charity work ..but comon!! do they need a pageant and a tiarra for that?)


I only hope people read more about Islam before saying those horrible things...I have not read one correct word here...and I am sure I'll get hate mail for this message as well...someone once said that Muslims were the new Blacks...sounds like food for thought....well the Ku Klux Klanners were christians (so called ) and killed and burned blacks in the name of the cross ...wasn't that terrorism?They burned kids and their mothers in their homes for just being of another colour!!!!!! but I as a muslim cannot brand christianity by that horrible accusation because I know the teachings of Christ were much more pure and spiritual and tolerant than that.

Please read more about this issue and then after EXTENSIVE reading ...come and speak your mind. Thank you for your time.

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