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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 01:26

Ahl al Kitab, or 'People of the Book' i.e. People of the Torah, Gospel, Qur'an, etc. is a very inclusive term for the 3 monotheistic religions. Anytime the Qur'an refers to Ahl al Kitab it is speaking of Judaism, Christianity and Islam collectively as a single block. If God had really asked Muslims to fight Ahl al Kitab, we would be fighting ourselves. Which oddly enough, we are, thanks to religious fundamentalism who think it is up to their narrow mindedness to decide what a true believer is.

Judgment is a recurring theme in any holy scripture, but it is maintained that only God will judge us and it will be done so on the Day of Judgement. Muslim or not, murder is a heinous crime and religious justification (as in the case of the terrorist jihad) is complete nonsense. They are simply murderers.

As for the khanzeer and quruud remark, you really show your ignorance. Open the Qur'an just once, please before you embarrass yourself. God is not a 5 yr old child who name-calls people in his diary. The Qur'an never once speaks ill of Jews or Christians. Don't you you know that on one of the holiest nights of the Islamic calendar, God sent Prophet Mohammed to meet with Jesus and Moses as he travelled through the 7 heavens? Honestly, I am tempted to think you are a liar.

On a final note, please do not burden me or anybody else by making a single person the spokesperson for Islam (unless of course he is our Prophet). I am representing my own views of Islam and I expect there to be differences in opinions between any 2 people. Just as I do not speak for all women, all Arabs, or everyone in my age group, I do not speak for all Muslims. If you cannot fit me into your stifling Muslim/non-Muslim dichotomy, perhaps in the future, you will hesitate and widen your definition of a Muslim before you apply the term so conservatively to a small pool of fanatics.

To Plato - I know there was a lot of your blah blah philosophy I didn't cover, but you made much of the same remarks as Dhimmi anyway. To your comment on the abaya (or any other Islamic garment for that matter) I maintain that it is acceptable only if it is the woman's choice and hers alone. Unfortunately in Saudi Arabia this is not the case. However, if she chose it herself, I say go ahead, I will not ban her. It is not for me or you to force her to cover or not to cover.

Right well that's it for me. I stumbled on this site by accident and honestly it's not good for me to spend so much time with haters. God willing, perhaps one day you will meet a Muslim who will be good to you and shift your perceptions more favorably. This has been a very educational encounter for me, and I hope it has been the same for you too.


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