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But again, Wahabists, Palestinians and Hypocrisy are to blame.

Reader comment on item: Bush Declares War on Radical Islam
in response to reader comment: Mohammaed Saleem Akhtar's version of Islam

Submitted by Mohammed Saleem Akhtar (United States), Oct 20, 2005 at 11:27

Islamic radicalism arose from Wahabism. When one looks at history, look at the carnage 'white' man and other sporadic groups did in the name of religion or caste? The genocide of the Jewish people by christians and low-caste hindus by the high caste hindus are historical facts and will remain so forever. Yes both the christians and hindus have done very well to 'reform' themselves over the ages. It took time, but it did happen.

Mr. Mohammed on this forum equates Islam with Wahabism. He must be a typical ... muslim man who is not willing to accept the reality. The reality is that the 'religion' of Sunnism has declined terribly during the past 200 years. Most muslims are living in complete ignorance and hypocrisy. And the only people to blame them for their current state are 'Wahabists'. Since islam was born in saudi arabia there always has been a misconception among most muslims that 'saudis' are the central authority (although Turks would disagree). When the brutal Al-Saud family took over that country and named it after themselves (ie the word saudi derives from Saud), they immediately enforced Wahabism. The west and in particular Britishers favored the Saud family because they always thought of the Ottoman Turks as their eternal muslim enemy. So one can basically divide the muslim world into 3 regions:

- Arabs lead by wahabists
- Turks & central asians-- many pakistanis are descendants of turks as well although they dont know it
- Persian/iranis that are Shias

There are a few clarifications that I would like to give to the 'Muslims' who visit this forum--

- Wahabism is NOT Islam. It is a manipulative sect which has distorted the meaning of Quran and Sunnah.
- The faith of Islam is Monotheist, Abrahamic, Semitic. Its in line with the Jewish faith.
- Muslims believe in the teachings of all Jewish icons including David, Moses and so on.
- The only differences between Islam and Judaism are in their 'practices i.e. the format of religion. Both should not expect to change each other any way as long as they are peaceful and respect each other.
- Palestinians are wrong in saying that Jerusalem is the 3rd holiest site for Muslims. Palestinians are wrong in committing violence against peaceful Israelis.
- There is no accuracy of the hadith.

Main thing again is that I am not saying 'change the Quran or the bible'. The people of the jewish faith have suffered so much because of Bible's verses. To understand the Quran, the arabs must understand the concept of WAHI and take it from there.

What I am saying is that REFORM ISLAM can be developed by the Arabs if the change the TAFSEER (interpretation) of the Quran by an IJTEHAD (dialogue). This is the most basic rule of Islam and hss NOT been done by the Arabs or other muslims for past 1400 years. What did the arabs gave to Islam... Wahabism? A crude and false interpretation that has hurt the people of other faiths.

Again, I am not criticizing or just blaming the Arabs. I am just giving a solution to a problem which Muslims face as a community in decline. And in this age of globalization, decline of any community is bad for the entire world. Arabs must recognize Israel's right to exist and soften themselves up.


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