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This is how I handle the "violence" of my religion

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Submitted by Dawud (United Kingdom), Jul 10, 2009 at 16:24

No doubt Jihad in terms of fighting IS a part of my religion. Islam is not just a religion its a way of life including a political system. All political systems have concepts of war because if they didn't they'd have been wiped out by the empires throughout history. So I dont think Jihad is any different from the wests policy of war.

My religion teaches good principles of not harming the women and children and non combatants. I admit this is not happening in practice in the current day situation because they dont have good wepaons technology an dthings like suicide vests are not exactly modern day precision weapons. I believ it is for Allah to decide if these people are forgiven for blowing themselves up because none of us have the right to judge who sees teh hell fire but I myself would not fight jihad unless, for example, the BNP got into power and started a war against the nations muslims in which case of course I would defend my people if it meant giving my life to protect my brothers and sisters. If we are left alone I am happy to live a humble life practicing my religion and working and raising a family with my wife.

I am not talking about what present day muslims are doing, I am talking about the actual concepts in Islam, but Islam teaches better war principles than the geneva convention so i have no problem with the teachings and I know for certain they do not allow for killing innocent people. None of you are in a position to say otherwise until you study teh religion properly and ...

All the best.

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