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Submitted by John Philips (Japan), Jun 29, 2005 at 03:40

Certain ignorant Christian groups will also have to get educated. But these people revel in their ignorance and anti-intellectualism.

I was surprised that you didn't point out that El (as in Elohim or El Shaddai) is cognate with "ila" the generic Arabic for "god" as in the Shahada. "Al-lah" is literally "the god." But I was interested to learn that Jesus would have spoken of Allaha.

I am sorry about those bigots and haters here who refuse to see that Islam worships the same God that Christianity and Judaism does. In fact Christians long persecuted Muslims not as pagans who worshiped a different deity, but as heretics who denied the divinity of Jesus.

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