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in response to reader comment: Our dear Salah Ali and Arabian imperialism

Submitted by Salah Ali (Norway), Jun 25, 2009 at 11:18

Your references on Ibn Hisham, Ibn Ishaq and other transliterations are all beside the point. You bring them to give the impression to half-wits that you know about Islam while you no virtually nothing! I have many articles published in Islamic Periodicals in Karachi, London and even my desertation was on the Qur'an. How dare you ... claim knowledge of our religion. ...

Your answer is rubbish. It is full of language errors and thought howlers. There is no verse or Aya of Sayf in the Holy Qur'an as for Qur'anic verse on the killing of innocent people I quate Obama underlined below. Once again you resorted to impolite language to hide your stupid observations. Whoever you are, you are a bloody and ignorant unbeliever, And my religion dictates me to pass by idiots and not answer them.

Next are quotations from Obama's address in Cairo which direct a slab to your ... :

I do so recognizing that change cannot happen overnight. I know there's been a lot of publicity about this speech, but no single speech can eradicate years of mistrust, nor can I answer in the time that I have this afternoon all the complex questions that brought us to this point. But I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly to each other the things we hold in our hearts and that too often are said only behind closed doors. There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from each other; to respect one another; and to seek common ground. As the Holy Koran tells us, "Be conscious of God and speak always the truth." (Applause.) That is what I will try to do today -- to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart.

And that's why we're partnering with a coalition of 46 countries. And despite the costs involved, America's commitment will not weaken. Indeed, none of us should tolerate these extremists. They have killed in many countries. They have killed people of different faiths -- but more than any other, they have killed Muslims. Their actions are irreconcilable with the rights of human beings, the progress of nations, and with Islam. The Holy Koran teaches that whoever kills an innocent is as -- it is as if he has killed all mankind. (Applause.) And the Holy Koran also says whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind. (Applause.) The enduring faith of over a billion people is so much bigger than the narrow hatred of a few. Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism -- it is an important part of promoting peace.

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