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Submitted by Adam B. (Malaysia), Feb 14, 2011 at 21:11

You crack me up lol. Enjoying the benefits you say? May I remind you that if it wasn't for the bloodthirsty ravaging crusades, and legions of imperial colonizers that destroyed our lands, the Islamic State would be far ahead of you today. But history is history, and there's no changing it. So let's let bygones be bygones. I won't bring up the fact that most western developments were based on Muslim Science. I wouldn't say we're living in the 7th century. Some of us still do sadly, but that's changing. Maybe reform is slow in some places, and fast in the others, but I think what we've been able to achieve since the end of imperialism is remarkable in itself.

Oh, and just as a side note...do you know why North America and Europe has been holding their breath at the series of revolutions in the Middle East? Because they're genuinely afraid, and because they see the chance for all their interests to get flushed down the pipe.

I've read my Quran. Memorized it too as well, and I think I know that there is no verse speaking of hating Jews, Christians and Non-Muslims. Try harder next time. As for killing them, it specifically states that they may only be killed in self defense. Of course, orientalists couldn't find that easy to accept; so they portrayed the 'Jihad' as a bloodthirsty 'Crusade', and here we stand.

I do not deny that Islam has it's share of fundamentalists. But with Islam being the fastest growing religion on earth, I would like to remind you that the majority do not hold such dangerous views. Those who do have likely been raised into it, or forced into it.

It does indeed call them Apes/Pigs, but not to the entire Jewish community. Rather to a specific community who perished, called the people of Saturday, or Ahl al Sabt. Again. Try harder. Would you accuse us of hating Jews? Sorry buddy. We don't hate Jews. I have quite a few best friends and colleagues who are Jewish, and I don't go fundamental upon seeing them. We dislike the Zionists, true. But not the Jews. Which is why we're allowed to marry from them, and eat from their food. They are mere cousins to us. =)

You know...I absolutely love how you're coming with your hands open and saying that you're not a bigot, but at the same time you're accusing Muslims in general of believing lies given to us by Allah (swt) and his Prophet Muhammed. This kind of talk is highly unacademic, and does nothing but to inflame emotion further.

So you bring one example of the theft of Hindu bodies and the destruction of temples and churches, and use it to label the entire face of Islam? Now while I doubt the authenticity of this 'body theft' scenario, I nonetheless give you my sympathy and condemnation. That is horrible, and I do understand your reaction to it; however bear in mind that the entire Muslim world as a whole would condemn these actions. What a few misguided individuals do out of hate, does not represent the face of the religion.

The Bhagavadgita, for example, encourages war to a quite a large extent. Would it be fair then, to label men demolishing mosques, while armed with Tridents as representatives of Hinduism? I do not think so. Would it be fair to label the bloodthirsty crusaders and their pope provided 'sinlessness', in addition to the atrocities they committed to be the only and true face of Christianity? You may think in that way, but I definitely do not.

Malaysia trying to be the Saudi Arabic of the east? Are you just making up stuff as you go along? Or is this just plain stupidity? Malaysia is a country that wants to develop, just as all countries do. One that wants to reach the top, as every nation aspires; and by God it's getting there. Do our teachings advocate the intolerance? Sorry buddy, you're going to have to point the finger at the constitution which accords Malaysians rights over Hindus and Chinese. Nothing to do with religion, seeing as Malaysia was nearly completely secular following independence.

Heh. The game of Islam. You tell yourself that. I haven't head something that ridiculous since grade school. Well...best of luck Jaladhi. Honestly, I'm disappointed. I was expecting something a little more intelligent, but it seems that most people are under the grips and pathos of hurt these days. Maybe a little reason next time. Do lay off the emotion, it convinces no-one, and quite ironically, for you anyways, makes you seem like a preacher. =)

Oho. So Muslim's aren't part of the Human race? looool. Weren't you the one who asserted he was not a bigot? It shows. I still stand by my point. The Muslim Intelligentsia does exist. We are the ones who've been guiding our nations and people following imperialism, and we will continue to do so. We will educate the masses, and we will teach them the meaning and ethos of leading a balanced life. We will teach them not to discriminate, and regardless of whether the rest of the World see's us as murderers or not, we will dedicate our lives to re-ushering in an age of convivencia and harmony. No thanks to you.


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