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Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Our dear Amina and islamic hypocricy part deux

Submitted by Amina (Australia), Oct 5, 2009 at 00:17

Dhimmi and Plato,

The first thing I want to say is...WOWWWWWW you guys are extreme! I actually feel really really sorry for you both. I am so astonished at how narrow minded you can be! You are falling into such a trap, you are actually as polarized in your beliefs as the fundamentalists. Listen, I don't know what kind of Islamic propaganda you've been listening to (or perhaps seeking?) but if you have 2 brain cells to rub together, use it! If there is anything that I have learnt of faith, it is that you must question, question, question. Who is God? What is faith? What does he expect of us? Why does God ask for such things? Which of these is relevant to our times? Which of these is purely metaphorical? Which of it these is human exploitation?

You must learn to separate the politics from the religion. Islam is one of the 3 Abrahamic religions, of which the other 2 are Christianity and Judaism. Each of these 3 monotheistic religions believe in the one and the same God and are built on many of the same foundations. Allah is merely the term for God in Arabic because that is the language of the Qur'an, but it refers to the same entity in all 3 religions. That is something everybody knows, be they Muslim, Jewish or Christian. Now pray tell me, why would God command the Muslims to hate the Jews and the Christians if He is the one who sent down all 3 religions? There is no such mention of it in the entire Qur'an. In fact, I grew up with my father telling me that I am Jewish because I believe in Moses, and I am Christian because I believe in Jesus Christ, but lastly I am Muslim because I believe in Prophet Mohammed. I am genuinely concerned that you define a "good Muslim" as someone who is full of hate.

This is the point I have been stressing while you were busy mistaking "Muslim" for "Islamist extremist". What you have to realize is that an Islamist extremist will not agree with me just as s/he will not agree with you, because s/he believes there is only 1 way of practicing Islam and that is his/her way. This is not Islam, this is not religion. It is a twisted dictatorship over religious expression (yes that term you don't understand where one is barred from practicing freely what one believes) and I abhor that as well.. even if we are of the same religion. It is the extremists who proliferate false teachings and propaganda in an attempt to brainwash fools and desperates. Anybody who is educated knows that this is in blatant conflict with the peaceful teachings of Islam and I can quite guarantee, at least on my part and for every beautiful Muslim person that I know that we are not hell bent on taking over the West, exterminating any group, or suppressing anybody else's religious activity.

So I can only conclude that it is you two, and not me, who wants to split the world into just 2 categories: Muslim and non-Muslim. I recognize and cherish that there are a myriad of identities and ways of expressing faith that is not necessarily mine. I accept the individual choice to cover, or not cover, so long as it is not enforced as this once again conflicts with Islam but is politically exploited. Dhimmi and Plato, you are both so focused on hating and patronizing Islam that I doubt you will ever make good company in this free society you supposedly live in. It must be a lonely thing to have such a small heart.



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