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in response to reader comment: Racizm or hatred, what is the difference?

Submitted by Bob (United States), Nov 23, 2005 at 18:42

I would be interested in hearing your reply to Ayesha's quoting 'ayas' he/she says Muslims recite daily. If this is true, it would seem to any reasonable person that something is very wrong with basic Muslim prayer and practice. I have seen such things in Hadiths quoted elsewhere that portray very hateful ideas. Can you explain or dispute this. I have had several acquaintances who were Muslim and was not aware of this and had no difficulty with them. We got along fine. Ayesha also makes reference to "...Muslims living in the west may practise taqiyya (islamic deception) and may not say it openly." I've heard reference to this before and it makes trust difficult.

But I really would like to see what you have to say about the comments about daily 'ayas' made in another comment. Here they are:
"As believers of that book and practising muslims they have to obey Allah and hate non muslims although muslims living in the west may practise taqiyya (islamic deception) and may not say it openly. In their private sittings I always find most of them extremely anti- west. What do you expect when they recite the following ayas day and night.
Disbelievers are diseased (2.10)
Allah is the enemy of disbelievers (2.88)
Disbelievers are evil people (2.99) perverts(63.4) wicked(80.40-42)
Disbelievers are deaf dumb and blind (2.171), losers (2.121),your enemies (4.101)
Jews and christians are losers(5.53),evil(5.59) perverts(9.30)
Disbelievers are worst beasts(8.55), dirty (9.28) liars(16.39) lowest creatures(58.20)
It goes on in almost all suras.These and other similar quranic ayas are recited by muslims five times a day, and broadcasted day and night on islamic radio programmes all over the world.

If any of this is true, how do you expect non-Muslims to feel about Muslims?


Also, in your comments you left out a word here:
"But USA's situation ,no matter how hard ????? tries to create a total enemy as christians against muslims is very different.

Is a word missing? Do you mean "the USA tries ..."

You write further "This is more than hatred or racism. USA has big plans and is actually trying to invade and change all the borders in the middle east. Nobody here believes that USA is trying to help Arabs or wants to see democracy in these countries. All the dictators are surrendered anyway. 9/11 gave a reason for the USA to run this plan. So, 9/11 attacks are really very suspicious."

Do you believe the incidents on 9/11 were done by the USA? Though I am not a Bush supporter, I believe no one in our goverment would have gone to war in Iraq if they knew the intelligence on Saddam's having WMD was wrong. No one is our government would intentionally kill thousands of people just to justify toppling Saddam's regime. Can you deny Saddam was a mass murderer? I have heard so many stories on programs sympathetic to Muslims by Iraqis who escpaed here of horrible crimes & atrocities he and his sons commited.

Your words again: "Today in America we know that there is a great hate against the muslims."

This is not true. I have known several Muslims for years and think about them often. I am not the only one with friends or who are Muslim. I am sure there are many like me. I have seen religious programs (Jewish and Christian) making special programs to try to show common, good, inspiring elements between Islam and their religions. They had Muslims as guests - including chilfdren. What better ambassadors could there be? And I know their message of appreciation got across.

Your words: "But we dont have hatred against Christianity. We know that this situation is created by Mr Bush. He persuaded you that the Arab terrorism is done not as a reaction for Phalestanian and Irak problems and petroleum and cultural invasions but to islamize the world. He persuaded you that America has a great victory in Irak and Arabs are free,happy people now."

1 - Bush has not persuaded Americans of much at all. One of my Muslim friends gave me an article which made a good case, that at least one of the beginning points, or sparks of Al Queda was the USA support for mujahadeen in Afghanistan when the Soviets tried to take over Afghanistan. That led to the country's becoming an armed fortress with arms we supplied. The country became afterwards taken over by armed warlords using funds from drugs, guns and other bad businesses. I have no detailed idea of how Bin Laden's mission got started from this but this was a large part of the beginnigs of Islamic terrorism. Looking at some of the scripture of Islam, above, it seems to me that hatred of the west, and the terrorism that followed were in Islamic practices for centuries.

Neither I nor most American believe Iraqis are free and happy now. They are living in a very dangerous war zone. Our understanding is that they were not very happy before either living under a bruatl dictator. Most of us pray the result will be a free, stable society for them. We, the American people, and our elected leaders in government have agreed to pay enormous amounts of money to bring a more stable, peaceful government - of Iraqis - into being.


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Well, my friends we don't think so. We think what USA doing in the world is extremely immoral. We have great dislike to American politics (Not less than your islam hate) and I dont think this atmosphere can change in the short period.
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