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Submitted by AUS (China), Feb 17, 2009 at 04:37

Its nowhere written in the holy quran go and kill all the infidels of the world, people take half incomplete verses from the holy quran and try to proves voilence is part of islam,....islam is not terror, it is a religion of peace and it asks us to fight ONLY in defensive manner, its common sense, if someone tries to burn your house what will you do?,...stop it..or run from there,..think of it.....Islam is pure but the image what a common man has of it is man made....thanx to the media !!!

The Arabic word kafir (literally the one who "covers", in the sense of hiding) is the Muslim term for an infidel.[9][10] The term technically applies only to atheists and polytheists and to those who subscribe to faiths other than Christianity, Judaism and Zorastrianism.[4][11][12] In common use, however, the term is also applied to Christians, especially in English fiction and poetry.

Infidel (literally "one without faith") is an English word meaning "one who doubts or rejects central tenets of a religion or has no religious beliefs", especially in reference to Islam.[1][2][3][4][5]

In Christianity the term was traditionally used by the Roman Catholic Church to refer to one who did not believe in the divinity of Jesus, knowingly held beliefs that contradicted Catholic dogma, or one who had not been baptized,[6][7] or by Christians in general to describe non-Christians or those perceived as enemies of Christianity, including Muslims.[4][8] Current English speaking Catholic ecclesiastical usage however distinguishes between non-Christians and non-believers (persons without religious affiliations or beliefs).[7]


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