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A Moderate Muslim

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Submitted by ahmed (United States), Nov 6, 2008 at 01:25

I read some articles about the so-called Moderate Muslims and I realized that all the articles are biased and subjective. Ok, if a Muslim follows what you prescribed, he won't be a Muslim anymore!!!!!!

Sharia is not to be imposed upon Non-Muslims, but on Muslims. If Muslim countries follow democracy and human laws, that is not fair because there are many problems in the west that shaped these laws. These laws are biased and based the western social, economic and political problems and it is not just to impose them on the Muslim World where those problems do not exist. Sharia seems odd in the West and I can understand that, because all those crimes that Sharia condemns and punishes are committed here in the West and are legal. Let's take sex and pornography that are totally ok in the Western World but forbidden by Sharia in this case the westerners' fear of Sharia is justifiable since all of them will be killed or beaten for they are all fornicators.

The West looks at Sharia from this angle, but Sharia is not meant to be applied onto Non-Muslims unless they live in a Muslim country where Sharia is implemented. However, if you take a Muslim country like Saudia Arabia where the 1 person in ten thousand commits adultery, Sharia seems more than logical and the only remedy to the social problems. The West suffers from many social diseaes such as homosexuality, high crime rates, abortion, nudists (their votes made Barack Obama win despite his controversial background and that means they will soon take over) and that's why the laws are drafted in accordance with these issues.

I know it is inhuman to chop off the hannds of millions of thieves and to beat millons of fornicators, but it is human to chop the hand of one thief and to beat one fornicator so that you can have a society free of thieves and fornicators and thus free of crimes, violence and diseases (AIDS). The problem here in the West is that they are hypocritical.

They hate extremist Islam- as all of us- but they sometimes conciously manifest their hatred of Islam in general. They hated Barack for being a Muslim, however if Barack were a Muslim, he's definitely a Moderate one.

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