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Submitted by Gloria Stewart (United States), Apr 8, 2008 at 11:40

Answer to Rafi:

Rafi's analogy is poor. The Vatican is specifically a Roman Catholic enclave. How about: Churches may be allowed in Saudi Arabia if mosques are allowed in Italy? Wait a minute! There are mosques in Italy! There are, in fact, mosques in every Western nation. Religious tolerance is part of the current worldview of Judaism and Christianity and has been for centuries. It is Islam which is at its core intolerant and seeks to make the world Dar Al Islam.

Yes, Islam is a way of life as opposed to merely being a religion. Islam cannot be forced? On what planet? Throughout history Jihad has been an attempt to islamize nations. Those that have resisted have been killed or have been subject to the humiliation and degradation of becoming dhimmis. Rafi has chosen a poor forum to attempt to air brush Islam .

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