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Maybe I have been misled

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Nov 6, 2011 at 21:47

Maybe I was mislead by Sheik Ali Gomaa, grand mufti of Egypt, who recently said that all non-Muslims are infidels. Is that a compliment?

Or maybe I was misled by Imam Ali Sistani, who puts non-Muslims on the same scale as feces, sweat, pigs and dogs. Or is that a compliment, too?

Last March, a Muslim mob in Sool, south of Cairo, attacked and burned down a church, after their imam issued a call to "kill all the Christians." Who misled whom there? Or in any of the other frequent episodes of church destruction by rioting Muslims in Egypt?

Pakistan recently sentenced a Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, to death for blasphemy. Another example of tolerance? Pakistani school books denigrate non-Muslims, especially Buddhists and Hindus.

An Iranian Christian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhini, was sentenced to death in Iran for refusing to renounce his faith. He's been temporarily spared from death by the world's attention. Look for him to die of some mysterious illness soon. I'll take that as another sign of respect.

These are just a few examples of thousands, from Indonesia to north Africa. Pastor Nadarkhini is one of many Christians and Zoroastrians thrown into prison in Iran simply for their faith. Iran recently burned hundreds of confiscated Bibles, an interesting sign of respect.

When Abdul Rahman converted from Islam to Christianity in Afghanistan, he was sentenced to death. Has the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence been misled all these years? Really?


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