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It's not the religion, it's the people who embrace it

Reader comment on item: [The Search for Moderate Islam:] A Reply to Lawrence Auster
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Submitted by S Mac (Malaysia), May 8, 2010 at 13:35

There is nothing wrong with the religion. It's the people who embrace it that have distorted it, the people who have misinterpreted the real message of the religion. the religion is viewed from different worldviews, and for those who think Islam is a religion of violence & terrorism, they are viewing it from the western perspective; a perspective tainted by the experience of terrorism by several terrorists, whom have been taken as the representatives of millions other muslims around the world. Are we that quick to judge? Before making (false) claims and opinions, it is wise to study the religion and situation first. Do not be blinded by our perceptions, for they might not be true. Do not make hasty generalizations and stereotypes, as they are barriers to critical thinking

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