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Submitted by GT (United States), Dec 5, 2005 at 07:09

All of us in the West, regardless of religion or belief, should read the Qur'an and Hadith, so we can better understand Islam and Muslims. Islam describes non-believers as Christians and Jews (and everybody else).

Muslims believe there are three choices for non-believers (non-Muslims):

1) conversion to Islam, 2) being subdued by Muslims and paying the jizya (tax) "with willing submission until they feel themselves subdued"(Sura 9:29), or 3) death.

Muslims must fight (jihad) non-believers until all are under Islamic rule. It is probable that many, maybe even most, Muslims do not want to forcibly bring all non-believers into Islam, but mullahs in mosques often teach precisely that to other Muslims all over the world. You don't have to argue or disagree with Islam if it disturbs your pc sensibilities, but let's at least get informed, so we can respond intelligently to the growing Muslim population and the spread of Islamic fundamentalism.
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