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Islam has two faces. Read the book "23 Years" to understand Islam

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Submitted by FriendOfIslam (United States), Dec 8, 2009 at 01:55

Islam has two faces. Everyone should read the book "23 Years" to understand the origins and making of Islam. There is Meccan Islam, the early years when the beliefs Muhammad fostered were very similar to the Jewish tradition. Then there is Midean Islam, the later years, when Muhammad shaped his society to be feared and fierce. The Koran has taken these two faces of Islam and shuffled them, with the shortest verses first and the longest last. This was done simply to make it easy to memorize. It also obscured the historic development of Islam because the words of Muhammad are not presented in the order they were spoken. This means the verses are out of context. It is no wonder the study of Islam produces confusion, and two faces. One face is the gentle and friendly and helpful good neighbor. The other face is the bad neighbor who believes that anyone who does not believe the same must die. I am a Meccan Muslim. I only adopt the good face of Islam. I am a good neighbor, and I can live in harmony with anyone who has other beliefs. If only all of us Muslims could see that this is possible. Read the book 23 Years by Ali Dashti and understand the true history and origins of our beliefs.

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