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This is the only to make Islam peacful

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Submitted by samy mikhail (United States), Aug 13, 2002 at 10:08

...You are trying to convert a wolf to a lamb by simply putting a sign on the wolf's back saying: I am a lamb. It wouldn't work. The only way to change Islam to a peaceful religion, which by the way never happened in 1400 years, is by the following:
• Rewrite the Koran and remove all Quranic verses that support terrorism and the killing of non-believers and hate to Christian and Jew.
• Admit openly that the sword was not, is not, will never be the right way to spread religion or ideas no matter what period in history this practice was done
• Allow any Muslim to freely choose his/her own religion and what god they would want to worship without a fear of being executed. By the way Mr. Pipes this is not allowed even in Turkey
• Muslims should publicly admit that they have the worst record of treating minorities in their countries and take practical steps to change that by adopting ideas used in the West such as affirmative action and others programs
• Muslim should stop their nonsense of comparing Bin Laden to Tim McVey. A lone lunatic criminal with a single act of terrorist can not be compared to a terrorist organization supported by religious leaders from Saudi Arabia to Egypt to southeast Asia, with history of hundreds of terrorist acts spreading in 4 continents and claimed the life of more than 5000 innocent men, women and children. But most of all a terrorist organization with deep rooted Islamic backing.
• Islamic conferences should be devoted to fighting Islamic terrorist and complete and formal explanation to the many Quranic verses that support terrorism. That should be done at the highest Islamic level with a warning to any Muslim who will not follow the new teaching of Islam of being expelled from that religion. Again stop making these conferences a launch pad for hate against USA and Israel.
• Muslim countries should take a formal and strong position against any Imam who spread hates against any other religion and teach their younger generation to respect other beliefs. Minority students in the Islamic world have grown accustomed to listening to sermon demeaning their faith even in the classroom. That has to stop.
• Muslim should stop blaming the west for their backwardness and try to look inward for the cause of all their misery.
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