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Islamic justification of violence

Reader comment on item: Combating the Ideology of Radical Islam

Submitted by Henry Rebello (United Arab Emirates), Dec 4, 2004 at 05:25

Reply to Mr. Fenix's QUOTE "We need to be careful not to paint all Muslims with a broad brush. Christianity and its radical elements have murdered more people than any other religion in history. Some say Saddam is a Muslim, yet Hitler, Marcos, Pinochet and Milosovic came from a Christian background. We have the Ku Klux Klan, Father Coughlin, Christian identity, Neal Horsely, Robert T Lee and others. We shouldn't just judge Muslims and their religion without acknowledging that in the name of Jesus atrocities have been committed in the world today. Before we go around naming names and labeling other religions as evil, we need to answer for our crimes as well."

Dear Fenix,
You must note that Hitler, Pinochet committed crimes devoid of using the Bible as an ideology! Jesus of the Bible never sanctioned violence in any of the verses/ psalms etc and the crimes commited by the former were not sanctioned by Jesus or allowed to be condoned in the bible.

Islamic leaders like Ayatollah Khomeni etc have condoned violence and prescribed bloodshed/ JIHAD using relevant verses from the Holy Quran sanctioning the same. There definately is a difference if you are well versed with both the books.

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