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To: Imam Ahmed Syeed Ali Muhammed. Please Expound Upon Your Comments To Plato On April 2nd?

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Submitted by mariana (United States), Apr 14, 2008 at 21:47

I have been reading your posts and am willing to take at face value your inferences that you're "one of the good guys", interested in dialog and understanding.

I would appreciate your explaining the following:

">...In the Qur'an he tells the Angels that he is going to create Mankind to be a Khalifah on the Earth."

Particularly, please define the "Khalifah on Earth" and whether you envision multifarious peoples and religions living side by side in peace.

It is very difficult for me to understand why Muslims seem to feel compelled to kill Hindus, Christians, Jews, Animists, Traditional Religions, etc.

Also, I do not understand "Fatwahs" and Islams inclination to pass death penalties on Muslims who convert to another religion [apostates]; or those who decide they don't want to be Muslim any more.

I do not understand how the personal decisions between an individual and God affect a practicing Muslim in a deleterious manner. The Muslim might be unhappy; might worry about the individual's salvation [whereupon he should pray for the person's soul]; but why must this person be killed?

mariana

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