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Submitted by Samer Sukhun (Canada), Apr 27, 2008 at 22:50

Jennifer,

I will reply to you on every question - Let me tell you the behaviour of some muslims or some countries such as Iran is way out of Islam normal teaching - you are right in pointing out that the work of the muslim people does hurt the image of Islam, but I tell you Islam is pure and the things you see is not of Islam -many western people who converted to Islam knows this fact, I have heard many comments from them that what actions you see of Muslims is mostly unIslamic. but also we notice the change in attitutde specially with the younger generation, they returning back to Proper teachings of Islam

Similarly what we see in the West we know it is not Christ teaching, we know that the teaching of Christ is pure.

Beside I would like to think of the points you raised, why are they exist in the West???

1. There is no slavery in Islam now, There was slavery before the advent of Islam and it was gradually illiminated -

Now my turn - why there is slavery in America now ??? black slavery for example, women expliotation

2. There are no child suicide martyrs, all martyers you see are over 20 years old, but their are martyer children who were killed in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.

Why there is child abuse in the west????

3. There is no stoning in Islam, there should be public wipping for the adulterer (woman or man)

4. In Islam, Beating of dissonance wifes is the last resort after scolding, if it does not work then neglect for a period of time, if it still does not work then beat in such a way not to make any marks on their body by using for example a straw. This is what prophet told us. The status of Islam honored the woman, before Islam, she could no inherit, she was exploited by the father, the brother, the husband, after Islam, she was made respectful, she can earn the money, she can keep the money, if a man want to marry her he has to give her dowery (Not to her father but to her), she can work, in fact nowaday the woman is the manager of the household, she is not asked to spend money to support the family, the man has to do that, and the husband is not entitled to take any of her money, unless she is willing to give., she can have a will, she can vote, she can inherit.

If you read the history of christianity, the woman was in worst condition that the moslem woman

Why women beating in the west is so popular with marks??? the woma in America was not able to vote until 1960s

5. God told us that the penalty of a married woman or a married man who commit adultery is death - God want the society to be pure, He does not want the society as we see today in the west, many born children with unknow father , no family bonds ..... etc - bad society

6. conversion out of Islam ? I have no answer

If you read whast Islam's original teachings, then you will know better

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