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Submitted by Freelancer (United States), Sep 22, 2005 at 08:28

i dont see why everyone thinks that i am (or any muslim here) is trying to enforce their culture on a nonmuslim.

i am simply arguing that u cannot force a woman to take off her burkha if she doesnt want to. i had some other points along with that too, but can someone please point out what i have said to impose Islam on anyone else? About that Christmas story of yours, it is not about whether you celebrate christmas or not, it is about the fact that we as muslims are not permitted to celebrate it. Therefore, that woman did not want her son to be part of whatever christmas celebration they were having in school.

Now before you start making conclusions, hear me out. I believe that the school you spoke of should not have cancelled the celebration. By all means, celebrate it! And I am happy for you. However, the right thing that the woman should have done is simply to demand of the school that her child should be exempted from the practice. I am against anyone imposing any morals on anybody, be it Muslim or nonmuslim. Therefore, dont make women take off Burkhas if they dont want to. I find that disgusting.

you tell me not to take of christianity what my imams have told me. and i tell you taht i havent. I have a copy of the Christian bible at home, and have read parts of it. I have talked with a christian IN DETAIL of christianity, and i cannot accept much of what it teaches.
You say that you have read the Quran, however, that is not enough to read the Quran. The Quran must be coupled with the explanation of the Prophet Muhammed (May peace be upon him). Only then will you understand what those violent verses mean. For example, one of the verses in the Quran say to kill all jews. However, it spoke of a certain tribe that had committed treason and deceived the Muslims.

I read in the bible that Jesus (May peace be upon him) said that people should eat from his flesh, or something like that. Does that mean that he wanted people to cannibalize? Of course not, he was talking about eating the bread that he offered. But i dont know that from just reading the bible.

However, I do not want to debate christianity vs. Islam here, since that is not the point of the article.

I simply would like an explanation of how i was imposing my culture on anyone else.

Thank You.

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