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Submitted by Johnny B. Goode (Australia), Nov 12, 2005 at 01:23

...i must say one thing is evident throughout world history - religion and belief breeds violence.
but for this reason can religion in general be persecuted? i think not for any human to live they need belief, and even those athiests have a belief.

so if religion in general cannot be persecuted, why should islam just be persecuted? i have not read the koran and i only have basic knowledge on islam so i cannot say if the koran says all the "infidels" should be killed. But i do know this, in this world there ARE muslims who do not wish to kill all "infidels". Unfortunately there are also a number of muslims who do wish to bring about terror towards the rest of the non islamic world.

The important thing to note is, a muslim should not be judged just because he/she is a muslim. Everyone who thinks that islamic people are evil, and i know many do even though they don't reveal it widely (as i was one of these people), should realise that just because a man is a muslim doesnt make him want to kill us non islamic people.

I'm also sure that many of you who do wrongly prejudge muslims are fans of mahatma gandhi or martin luther king or Rosa Parks or any of the other wonderful freedom fighters, i too was a fan of all these people while having prejudice towards muslims. This makes you a hipocrite, i realised this beacuse as martin luther king said in his famous speech "i have a dream that one day my children will be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character". So you must realise, never to prejudge. Sure, if a muslim does believe that we should die, then .... But not all muslims are like this and you have to realise. Maybe the Koran does say to kill all infidels, maybe the roots of the religion itself is evil, but so long as there are some good pioneers of this religion (and there are), it must be respected. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. ....

It is wrong for any christian, hindu, buddhist, jew to judge a man by his race/culture. judge only by the content of their character.
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