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Where is Islam heading?

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Submitted by Abdul Salam Wadi (Canada), Sep 10, 2004 at 21:03

It is hard to say and believe what is going on on earth. With so many religions and beliefs, Islam tend to take the lead in violence in this era. However there is a fact that is hard to comprehend about Islam.

Though a I am a Muslim by origin, I am not proud of the way Islam is leading the current violence of the world. Muslims are so violent that we are being feared in the west by so many who sees us as threat to their cultures and beliefs.

I really don't know where Islam is heading but I know one thing for sure that is militant Islam wants to conquer the west somehow. The next world battle that may arise on earth will have something to do between my Arab Islamic brothers and the West to be specific. With all the different religions on earth, only Islam is proclaiming peace and being peaceful but our actions cannot be justify by what we preach.

When you meet a Muslim, one of the first things he/she will say to you is "Islam is a religion of peace," but hurt that particular Muslim somehow then you will know what Islam is. There is no forgiveness in militant Islam; this is a fact that we see and hear every day.

If Islam is truly a religion of peace, we would have shown some forgiveness for our enemies and let Allah seek revenge for us. But we will not let go or forgive. Instead, we will retaliate which will lead to so many deaths on the creation of Allah. We should not forget that Allah created the "People of the book" -- Israelis so he can take revenge on them when they hurt Muslims but instead we will kill and kill until today Islam is feared by so many people.

Why will someone come or join Islam when we are setting so many bad examples on this planet?

Why are we not hearing about the Buddists and the Bahais fighting for freedom, or the Jew or Christians? We should be ashamed of ourselves by now.

We should try stop leading headlines on the media for some time. Our reputation is so degraded that we don't know were Islam is heading.
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