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Intellectually Dishonest Mr. Ashiqi

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Submitted by farid (United States), Mar 23, 2008 at 12:18

Since when building a mosque in the west required muslums to believe that Christ Died on the Cross ? That is why people choose to build their own house of worship, precisely because they do not agree with the other person's faith or religion. Can you respect that ? and still treat the person with dignity and respect ? or does it have to be your way ? and have to kill him or cut his or her throat ?

Freedom is a two way street, right ? is that not in the sharia ? is islam a religion ? or political ideology hiding behind the banner of religion ? be that as it may , we will take the religion side and leave the sharia , political side, for another discussion.

That is why there could never be a true reciprocity with islam. we do not respect the fact that you call non-believers in islam : " infidels " ; to us this is an insult. Are you willing to retract it ?

We do not respect the fact that you call Christians and jews evil doers.

We do not respect the fact that you call jews pigs and monkeys.

We do not respect the fact that you treat non-muslums and women as second class citizen, and have to wear hijab lest they get lambasted.

We do not respect the fact that your religion spread through the sword and was the FIRST inquisition forcefully converting Christian countries and its citizen to islam lest they get their heads cutoff, And so on, and on, and on...

The historical fact is that islam and its followeres were the ones from the onset and outset strated insulting and denigrating other people's religions, but now that the tables have turned , you do not like it ? don't you find that intellectually dishonest ? you can dish it but can't honestly take it ?

Final observation : when islam insults others or " bad " muslums kill infidels in the name of islam because that is what the book or "god " says is ok to do, we do not see any good muslums of importance or muslum countries protesting and the ones who do are either threatened or marginilized. But when islam and muslums are critized because of what the koran indeed says or what muslums indeed do, every muslum country and muslum is up in arms against the west .

Farid

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