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Submitted by Larry B. (United States), May 17, 2008 at 14:39

Well, sTs,

Saying islam is democratic and proving it are two seperate challenges especially to a muslim. The proof would be in the results of natural progressive changes within islam since its inception. We ,( other belief systems), do not see it . Rather, we see daily the oppressive conditions in islam, and the evil wanton killing of innocent people deemed by islam as inferior.

If Jesus said in the New Testament 'Kill all unbelievers!' we would be bound to follow his instructions. He does not say this in the New Testament, he says love even your enemies.. What a difference from the spin of islam. Yes! you quote one passage as if it were a great truth. BUT, there are other passages that refute what you just quoted, and they instruct you do do exactly the opposite. Is this why islam has become fragmented by differing sects or cults, with the driving force of jihad to eliminate one another on the basis of differing views?

This is the democracy of islam? Or is it the true form of dualism where one sect claims islam is the religion of peace while the other sect persues murdurous jihid in the name of the religion of peace. Who is to blame? The book of instruction, Bible or quran should be tools to elevate nations above the selfish desires of proving that I am right at the expense of all others. Prove them both, and weigh the results in the balance. You will get your answer. I did. peace.

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