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Submitted by Gaye Carman (Australia), Jul 13, 2005 at 08:40

this is simple logic that if a person himself is not practicing a religion, faith or ideology, how could he or she criticize that???..... "and I learned that Muslims are asked by Allah to respect other religions and their prophets."

Ali says he studies religion, and grew up as a MUSLIM in Pakistan.

Well if I, as a non Muslim, can see the many verses in the Quran, telling the people to go and slaughter the infidel, then surely he, as a practicing Muslim has also seen them... Yes, there are places in the Quran where it says that they are to live in peace,... but it seems it is as long as taxes etc are paid, until the time is right, and of course the non Muslims are not allowed to be educated or own anything etc etc,,, in other words they are second rate citizens...

Yes, there are verses where it talks of love etc,,, but keeping in mind it also says that Muslims are not to take a non Muslim as a friend nor celebrate their festive occasions. So it appears that this poor man who has been brought up a Muslim either hasn't studied very hard or has only been told certian things...

We had a war with Germany only 50 years ago which lasted a few years,, and we don't hold hatred towards them now. but Muslims hold hatred for all non muslims because of the Crusaders which was centuries ago. Crusaders fought them because the new muslim leader wouldn't let them go and pray where they wanted to, and because the non muslims were oppresssed by the new leader...

ALI , of course you should be allowed to have Muslim schools, but other private christian schools don't teach hate of other people and religions.

In your no 7, you say - there is no such thing as a radical or a fanatic or extremist muslim. Islam is all about practicng the belief system because that continuation is suppose etc... Well Ali, you now have me scared, so all these tens of thousands of people slaughtered for Islam each year, mean that this is the norm for Muslims,, wow,,, so it is normal for Muslims to rape, torture and take people as slaves,, wow,,, now I am really scared, I had hoped that perhaps there were some Muslims that would one day say, enough is enough... now I know that there is no hope of ever stopping this carnage...

you also say,

If we say that we are God's creatures, we have to show it, and you are so right,, and when anyone slaughters Gods creatures whether they are Muslim or non Muslim they are killing something that God has made... So where do Muslims stand when they slaughter tens of thousands each year of people who are created by God...

I know that the Quran says that Muslims can lie if it is for the good of Islam, even under oath,

..However the Bible says and Christians believe that you shouldnt lie under any circumstances, but because Muslims can lie if it suits them, we now dont know if a Muslim is telling the truth or not,,thus it makes for distrust...

Ali, if islam is a religion of peace why did a teacher at Highline Elementary School in Aurora, Colo., and her 4th and 5th graders have to raise enough money to buy the freedom for 1,000 Sudanese slaves from Muslims, (and this is only a drop in the bucket, of the thousands of slaves)... I know the quran says that Muslims can have slaves, but is it right before God.. These slaves have told of the horrors that they have had to endure at the hands of their masters. People mainly children, are stolen from their families at such young ages, then raped and tortured etc, many not surviving...

Muslims say we believe in the same God, no we don't -- the difference is that "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him."

"Christianity is a faith in which God sent His Son to die for you."

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