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Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Jihad means salvation of Self and the Other

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kafiristan (Australia), Sep 12, 2009 at 22:06

Mr. Ali writes:

".......Jihad can be carried out by word and persuasion and it is up to you to believe and pay zakat as all Moslem people or stay by your belief and pay Jiziya. "

You don't seem to get it do you? Your Muslim fantasy world of Jiziya and zakat and buraks and djinn's and sharia and mohammed etc is the current paradigm in Muslim countries - but it just does not apply anywhere else. No one else wants it - isn't that obvious to you?

"Jiziya means privilege because you are not going to defend yourself when attacked, somebody else will protect you! "
attacked by whom - other Muslims?

" Man is fine energy. And the experience the soul possesses in this world attaches identity that is liberated in death. The essence of this pure ethereal being is light made of radiant words..

No - not made of words - made of subtle matter light.

" It is a sort of identity of light that gets its self awareness from the Qur'anic rhythm. "
nothing to do with the Koran. It's to do with pure awareness. All the great traditions say this. Islam says nothing new in this regard.

"If one remains unacquainted with the qur'an,he loses identity in the after world."
Nothing to do with the Korran.If one remains unacquainted with his true Self - then he has problems - and forget about problems at any future time - he has problems in this lifetime. The Koran is a book - put together by men. It contains some nice folksy wisdom in a few places, but in many other places passages which make it extremely obvious it was not dictated from any divine source. The inspiration for the Koran came to Mohammed in bed with his child bride didn't it? A person with an open mind reading this book would come away with a completely distorted and disturbed cosmology.

"His soul wanders in a world of incomplete shapes or shadows unawares of their past existence. This is hell."
Sounds like you're describing the Bardo of Tibetan Buddhism. Why don't you look into that? And realise that other traditions are way more advanced than what you've come to accept - probabky because you've had no other choice.

"So islam is universal because it teaches man salvation through providence and kindness to the others."
In this anniversary period of 9/11 - let's remember the loving kindness shown to innocent US civilians from those steadfastly devoted Muslims so convinced of their beliefs that they flew not one but 2 whole airliners into skyscrapers (not forgetting the other flights that were involved.) Yes - I know they were misunderstanders of Islam - but they share a common belief system with you.

Sure, kindness to others is what all the great traditions stress . And what does Islam say about 'moksha' or liberation of the individual soul from the bounds of illusion as Hindus certainly stress?
Truth is universal and as theosphists say - here is no religion higher than truth. And - no , Islam is certainly not the truth.


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