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Are all Muslims extremists?

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Submitted by hindutva (India), Dec 16, 2003 at 05:38

Many of us ask the question; "Are all Muslims extremists?"

To them we tell: "All Muslims believe that the Quran is be the word of god as told to them by the prophet. And do you know that the Quran calls for murder, torture, rape, plunder of the Kafirs i.e. the non-believers or non-Muslims?"

So how can any Muslim not be an extremist?

Islam is extremism

Islam is extremism, the Quran is a Manual of terrorism which is revered by every Muslim, and so every believing Muslim is an extremist. Mind you, we are saying, BELIEVING MUSLIM not one who was born as one and later moved out of this ...creed.

Only one who has given up Islam and embraced any pacifist religion, or has discarded religious belief altogether and has become a rationalist/atheist (without changing his/her name) can be looked upon as a Muslim who is not an Islamic extremist.

But then the fact is he/she is not a Muslim anymore. The point is that Islam is extremism.

What about those Muslims who are honest, loving and decent, polished, and fine gentlemen?

Many individual Muslims may come across as honest, loving and decent, polished, and fine gentlemen; and if they have given up belief in the Quran, they might reaaly be what they appear to be as honest, loving and decent, polished, fine gentlemen.

But as long as a person howsoever honest, loving, decent, polished, and a fine gentleman to boot; if he continues to believe in the Quran; then he is an extremist at heart and this extremism is evident whenever the topic of religion is mentioned.

How easy is it for a person born as a Muslim to declare openly that he has left the Islamic faith?


In our opinion, all humans should follow their example, whatever the religion, they are born into.

Also non-Muslims may not realize how difficult it is for a person born into the Muslim faith to openly state that he/she has given up the faith. Such a person is declared a Murtad. And a Murtad is punishable by death. Every believing Muslim is called upon to murder a Murtad.

There are some ex-Muslims who create content for this http://hindutva.com site. And some of us know from first hand experience, how difficult it is for them to openly say that they have left Islam.

Rarely, if at all, will any Hindu or Christian kill a person who leaves his religion

With Hinduism, Christianity it is different. Rarely, if at all, will any Hindu or Christian kill a person who leaves his religion. Not so with Islam. This is the hard reality for those who want to assert themselves, and are born as Muslims, but are no longer Muslim.

The point is how will you distinguish such folks from the rest of the Muslims, in the coming difficult times?

They would lose out in both worlds - Muslim and non-Muslim.

This questionnaire is one answer to find out those Muslims who are no longer in the grip of the murderous injunctions of the Quran.

But, mind you, those who pass this test would not be "Moderate Muslims" in the eyes of believing Muslims, they would be Murtads or apostates.

Extracted from http://www.hindutva.org

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