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Reader comment on item: The Evil Isn't Islam

Submitted by Sam Lahiri (United States), Aug 1, 2002 at 00:13

The secret service agent had it right. Islam is indeed evil. Look at the example of 'John Walker Lindh', who happened to be a likeable shy kid searching for the meaning of life. Look at what he turned in to after studying and analyzing Koran for a number of years. Holy books from all other great religions can only make a person better, compassionate and more spiritual, but Koran can turn an otherwise good person in to an evil one and there are tons of examples to support that. I think people still do not get it. I saw John Walker's mom making a speech before the camera after the plea bargain. She stated - 'John is a good son, a good human being and a devout Muslim...' or something to that effect. She missed the point that John's problem started with 'trying to be a devout Muslim', which compelled him to divide the human population in to two broad categories - 'followers of Allah' and the infidels who deserve to die.

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