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Submitted by Abdul Al Nassir (United States), Oct 26, 2005 at 00:25

I have been accused being a Sufi, by some of the Wahibi of my little Islamic World several times in the last few years. At the time I was trying desperately to hold on to my Sunni identity, while the Wahabi Sunni World and Doctrines were coming out into the mainstream, Saudi funded translations of the Qor'an were getting filled with footnotes that described all others, be they Moslems, Christians, Jews or anyone else as heretics, apostate, polytheist, astray, and evil doers, sometimes all in the same sentence.

I could not reconcile this well documented dogma of despair with the Islam that I had accepted. These doctrines of intolerance have opened the doors to the inter-secular bloodshed that we now see in the Islamic World. They are spreading, step by step, they are supported by grand narratives and few can defend what they know in the hearts to be false or are willing to open there mouths, ears, and eyes for fear of being accused of being apostate and the consequences implicitly derived from these declarations. And fewer yet have not at least in some way passively supported these views.

I am now glad that my inner passion could not be contained and that it was stronger than my own will. That my outer actions in some ways reflected what was in my heart and that other's could see what I was blind to in myself. I can now fully accept what I already believed. We are Gods creation, that He delights in all of his creation, that He loves all that lifts ones spirit in His Grace, Mercy, and Love. I will save some Wahabi the time of defining me and just say I am now an Islamic heritic.

I am not a Sufi, but I thought this note could help explain the first part of this paragraph.
Note: Sufi's are a sect of Islam, Most Sufi's are now considered to be heretics by mainstream Wahabi Sunni with all the rights there in, ie death, forfiture of wife and children, all property taken for the common good or personal gain.

I know that to some degree this makes me a target, but criticism from the inside is the best one of all.

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