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Submitted by Sarah (Pakistan), Feb 15, 2008 at 17:55

Well well....I'm not angry and neither was, when I read your comments. Thanks for the appreciation but would you call defending ourselves and making you aware of your wrong info as going 'CRAZY'? We feel good enough when somebody knowing the right thing questions the basic concept of Islam.

I don't think that I'd be able to make you understand about the hanging of Alhallaj unless you know a lot about spiritualism. And it didn't even mean what you're taking it to be. Mansoor himself told the reason of his hanging while addressing his companions before he was hanged, and told that the people punishing him were right. He justified his hanging right away, if you read it you'll be able to know.

If you're questioning about the hindus that are being killed there, or the children massacred by the Russian muslims, why do you forget the loads of muslims who were burnt alive in the Indian Gujrat....and the Serbs massacring the bosnians...and Russians did a great deal of massacre in Afghanistan when it tried to occupy it? Weren't those pictures gruesome or you actually didn't see them because they weren't publisized as much as the incidents you've mentioned? And you might not've seen the gruesome massacre of muslims by the christians when eastern Tamer was parted...but I have.

If you're pointing towards the muslims fighting Indians for the Kashmir territory, that had always been the Pak Indian conflict as if you read the history, you'll be able to know what really happened. And that's the same old story like Arab Israel conflict. Believe you me, we don't justify everything with this conflict, it's the basic conflict that hasn't been solved by the UN despite all the peace talks and the conferences. If we fight for our rights we're terrorists, If anybody else fights for their freedom, they're brave....Why's the double standard?

And you're right. I forgot to mention the meaning of Jihad, but I also forgot to tell you the right concept of makkiah and madniah verses. Yes, The literal meaning of Jihad is "to struggle" or "to work hard". There are types of Jihad that have been explained, being called as Jihad bil nufs, Jihad bil qalam, Jihad bil lisan, Jihad bis saif. The first one is the type at the indvidual level, fighting the evil that's within yourself, the second type is struggling and stopping the evil with your writings. The third one is what you do to stop any evil doing with the speech, and the last one is struggling and fighting with arms.

The sole reason for Makkiah verses to be about basic concept is that initially it was required to the build the basic concepts about God, His prophets, His books, the concept of angels. Basically it was to build the concept of one God in that society where people believed in many gods. When Mohammed moved to madinah, his position beacame stronger as there he had many companions and the verses were to tell the way of life, the prayers, the charity and other concepts that helped to lead a muslim life. Even the first ghazvah was fought just 2 years after the migration.

Oh yeah, talkin about 9/11 tragedy...I too was surprised to see Michael Moore's "Farenheit 9/11". An american making such a movie....I appreciate his bravery and making people aware of many hidden facts. Who actually was responsible for 9/11, nobody knows. But there still is a question in everybody's mind...Where were all those 4000 jews working in the building that day? They all were away during the attack and they all went unharmed.

Again AlTaqiyah is the part which is prevelent in a Shi'ite group, normally the people who believe in 6 Imams and we don't consider them as muslims either. It's what they say is a part of Islam, which is not.

Ever came aross "By way of Deception" and "the Other Side of Deception" by Victor Ostrovsky? The books were tried to put in the banned list but could not be done so. It actually reveals many facts and figures and how did "Trojan" work to mislead the armies of US and UK. Victor was threatened, and actually proposed to be killed by certain writers.

If you think I get angry at your questioning or comments, let me assure you there's nothing like this. I do have this sympathy for you, for being unaware of the facts and the history... and also for ourselves for being misunderstood.

I'm not here to blame christians, jews, hindus and their religion because I know good people exist everywhere....but what I want to say is please stop believing what is propagandized over and over again. The facts are far more crucial and hidden than people know and believe.

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