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Reader comment on item: Will Europe Resist Islamization?
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Submitted by Hesham Ahmad Ahmad Farid (Kuwait), Apr 17, 2008 at 07:16

My dear SS,

I am Muslim man living in Muslim country. First of all, I would like to wish you and all people all over the world peace and happiness because at last we are all humans regardless what our race or religion is. In this letter I am going to tackle the Islamic hue in the west , presenting facts about some of the controversial issues about Islam such as stoning or beheading, and finally posing the question how far does the west playes a role in the current situation?

I acknowledge that the image of Islam in the west is too bad, but why is that ?. First because unfortunately some of the Muslims contributed in making this image via suicide bombing or hijacking of planes or even innocent people. These actions are absolutly rejected and condamned from the overwhelming majority of Muslims because we as Muslims can feel pain and sadness for losing one of our relatives just like any other people in the world, this is humanity.

The second reason I would argue is that most of the people in the west don't bother themselves to read or investigate about the history and reality of Islam. It is obvious that the west has judged the second largest religion in the world, after Christianity, and the first vast spreading religion in the world, from just few people who know nothing about Islam because of there poverty and low level of education (please see the following links :NBC NEWS: 20000 Americans converted to Islam each year) http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/2PS2creVhaM


So the question here which poses it's self is how is such a religion with this so-called violence can spread vastly like this? the answer is very simple which is there is no sin in Islam , the sin is in some of his follwers.

Furthermore, If we use the same logic to be rational, I would accuse Christianity with the same charges for the following facts:

1. Hundred of thousands of innocent people including women and children died in Irak due to the American (Christian) lead invasion without any reasons ( read about Abu Gharib prison scandals) .

2. Thousands of Muslims were mowed down in Busnia during the ethnic war.

3. Millions of innocent people died during the 2nd world war (Christians against Christians) which devastated the world ( war took place in many Muslim countries ).

4. Using the Atomic bomb to demolish two Jabanese cities which killed women, children, and elderly peopls for many generations.

5. Millions of innocent people died during the first world war (Christians against Christians).

These are only some of what happened in the last 100 years ago, so do I have the right to claim that christianity is a religion of violence ???. The answer is no because we as Muslims do differentiate between Christianity, religion of love and peace, and Christians.

Moving on to the Sharea law which lead to more controversy especially in UK, do you know that the only unique country which apply stoning to death is Iran? and do you know that stoning to death is not mentioned in the holy Quran, so it's not from Sharea law. Furthermore, no beheading is mentioned in the holy Quran, but it states the saying an eye is for an eye.

Finally, I would argue that the west contributed in this situation through the absence of justice in dealing with the Islamic countries cases like Palstine and Irak ( search about photos of killed children and women in both countries ). This injustice is very obvious when you know how many times US. used veto to contradict the international community. Don't take me rong that I'm against Israel, but I'm against the Israeele policy not the people.

In conclusion, I believe that there is no conflict between Islam and Christianity because both are from one god, and the western civilisation, which I admire regardless of it's incompleteness, should complement with Islam for the welfare of the world. This can be achieved by understanding each other. I invite you all to read about Islam.


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