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To Ruquia Mohammed

Reader comment on item: [London Terrorism:] British "Covenant of Security" with Islamists Ends

Submitted by Maggie (Australia), Jul 31, 2005 at 03:14

I hear what you are saying regarding your concern. If you do not believe in terror then you have the power to make a difference.

The truth is: there has been a jihad declared against Christians, Jews and others who refuse to convert to Islam. This has existed since the beginning under Mohammed. Nothing has ever changed in over 1400 years of history. Islam, as instituted by Mohammed is not a religion of peace. For those Muslims who desire to only live in peace the situation is equally dangerous. This is what is made clear from the radical extremist preaching of Muslim clerics all over the world. They continue to preach jihad. They continue to inflame the young men so that they will be prepared to kill others in the name of Allah.

I believe you when you say that you do not agree with this kind of thing. I believe you because there are large numbers of Muslims all over the world who seek only to be allowed to live their lives in freedom

However, one of the London bombers was also from Somalia. This kind of information is enough to make people suspicious about Muslims from Somalia who try to impose their ideas on others. On the other hand, the majority of the bombers have come from Pakistan. Radicalism is everywhere.

As an ordinary white Australia I try to understand more about my neighbours, including those who are not Christian. I live near one of the largest Muslim nations in the world - Indonesia. In that country Christians are persecuted on a daily basis. In the Aceh province the Christians have endured much at the hands of the Islamic militants, as well as the army. The ethnic Chinese population of the region have also suffered much in the way of indignity over the years. The Bali bombing proved that Islamic extremists do not discriminate, for they killed as many Balinese (who are not Christian or Muslim) as they did the Australians and others at the Sari Club. Almost 200 Australians died during that bombing, and many others were injured. This bombing was carried out by Muslim extremists who were proud of what they had achieved. The Islamic Indonesia invaded East Timor and they suppressed the people of that region, until the East Timorese voted for independence. The Catholic East Timorese population paid for their vote in bloodshed. In Malaysia there is a similar tale of Christians being persecuted by the minority Muslims. My list of Christians being persecuted in Muslim countries is quite extensive. In my country the Muslims are allowed to build their mosques and they have freedoms that they do not have in their own countries. Yet, the extremist clerics fill the heads of the young men with hatred towards their neighbour.

As a Catholic I follow exclusively the teachings of Jesus Christ. He said that we are to (1)love God and (2) love your neighbour. I do not see that same teaching within Islam where hatred is preached by clerics all over the world. The real promise of peace comes from Jesus Christ and not from our subjugation towards Islam.

The evidence against Islamofacists is now very clear. These people have not respected their host countries and so they cause ferment amongst the people. The young men are angry due to false pride and stories that are often manipulation of the truth.

If you want to help turn around this perception that I, who am a moderate, has of radical Islam, then you need to be willing to help make a difference by research and then speaking the truth.

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