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Mueen Ud Deen is right partially

Reader comment on item: Bush Declares War on Radical Islam
in response to reader comment: Islam, a religion of peace?

Submitted by Naqvi (United States), Nov 14, 2005 at 18:03

Mueen wrote
"The Quranic verses from which you are reffering originate from the Qur'an of the Shia's and it is completely differs from the Qur'an the Sunni's follow. The Shia's have a completely different religion, they believe that Muhammed (S.A.W) the phrophet is a con, cheat and charlatan , they do not believe he is the messenger and their intrepretation or innovation of the Qur'an is extreme (for example they practise the art of concealing the truth, they believe that if you marry more than 4 times you aquire the status of the phrophet.)"

Mueen is right partially. Not only many shias, but many sunnis also believe that Mohammed was a con cheat and a charlatan,etc... But they are the enlightenend ones who have abondoned that faith after reading quran, hadith and sira with an open mind .One such man was Ali Dashti ( a iranian cleric tuned diplomat turned apostate) who wrote his famous book "23 years of propheyhood " (amazon.com) who was imprisoned and killed by Khomeini. Other recent well known apostates are Ibn Warraq, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Irshad Manji, Dr. Tsleema Nasreen, Younus Shaikh, Anwar Shaikh, Nagib Mahfooz (noble laureate), Dr. Mark Gabriel (ex- Al Azhar scholar, hafiz and ex-Imam)

Actually there have been many muslims who think that way since the days of Mohammed. All the famous scientists and intellectuals from the golden period of islam ("Abbasids Dynasty) like, Omar Khayyam, Al Razi, Ibn Sina, Al Maari. Ibn Rushd, Al Farabi,Jabber Hayan,Al Biruni, AlFarabi, AlKindi etc were among them but were protected by the freethinking Abbasid kings.

Allah cursed them in quran and called them hyppocrites and wanted them beheaded. Their numbers are growing rapidly since the advent of internet . Ibn Warraq wrote a book on them "leaving Islam". All sharia countries kill the apostates under blasphemy laws.

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