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in response to reader comment: A medal for you, Jim

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Mar 24, 2010 at 05:36

'Baran', fortunate enough to be writing from non-Muslim Australia, says:

"....Muslims are enjoined to protect the Jews & Christians!". Why is it only Muslims who live in the West who make these sorts of sounds - and then, not all of them? I mean you're hardly going to say otherwise are you, living amongst the Kuffar as you do.

"....That's why when the Jews were being beheaded and burned alive at the discretion of the Inquisitors in Spain, .."

Let's not twist things . Far more Christians than jews were killed in the Inquisition - and the total number of people killed was between the 5,000 - 10,00 mark. Hardly a Europe-wide holocaust. Christians were more of a target than Jews - who to Church officials did not really count. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_died_from_the_Inquisition

far more people were killed during the Islamic invaswion of North Africa and the arab invasion of Spain

".....the Supreme Ruler of Islam welcomed the Jews by the boatloads to Istanbul & helped them settle into a life of peace and prosperity in the Ottoman Empire free from any harassment."

Just as the Russians and Americans did after WW2 - they needed an injection of intelligence into science and commerce.

"And there is no compulsion –forced conversion in Islam."
Yes - we know. You're SO right there. Not even the slightest gentle hint , anywhere that non-Muslims should put the blinkers on.




And no repercussions should you decide to exercise your free will and leave your Arabian desert dweller's cult either is there? And there is no suggestion that Muslims should follow the delusion of making Islam the dominant cult on the planet is there?


" Is it Muhammad's fault if some self-styled "Muslims" do not adhere to his teachings? "
It is certainly Mohammed's fault if his teaching s can be so easily misconstrued to suit whatever purpose the readers decide is the right meaning at the time. And what is 'self-styled'? If you were in Pakistan - you'd be seen as being a weak Muslim no douubt - almost an apostate. Aren't you yourself'self-styled' though? Who styled you - if you did not?


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