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abondoning islam..

Reader comment on item: Bush Declares War on Radical Islam

Submitted by Mohammed Saleem Akhtar (United States), Oct 24, 2005 at 23:26

Again, at least imho, it wouldnt be correct to assume that a majority of muslims would abandon their religion. Yes, there would be 'some' who would but those 'some' exist in every religion. Take my example.. I was simply 'never' religious because the concept doesnt appeal to me. I imagine same applies to other agnostic or atheist people.. religion just doesnt fascinate them. Thats how many other liberal muslims are. If you look at liberal muslims around the world, even though a minority, they call themselves 'muslims' just because its their birth identity although they dont practice religion or are atheists. But why does one expect people to leave their birth identity? An indian will remain an indian even if he's hindu or muslim or sikh or christian because that his/her birth identity.

Similarly I think when one looks at muslims as one group, one should just expect them to be civilised human beings who live in peace, not hurt or influence others and are friendly to their neighbours. Its just learning to co-exist. Arent people of so mant different religions and races co-exisiting together so well here in the US? Thats exactly how it should be in the rest of the world...

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