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Submitted by No Dhimmi (United States), Jan 9, 2006 at 10:54

Dear SD,

The practice of the 5 pillars of Islam should not bother a non-muslim. A person's practice of their religion is private and the explanation of their religion is within the realm of reason and common practice, accepted behavior.

However, the issue of Islamists and their goals is the what concerns non-muslims. The goals of violent organziations like Al-Qaeda or Ansar Al-Islam or purported non-violent organizations like Hizb ut-Tahrir, al-Mahoujaroun, and CAIR all desire the spread of Islam so it is the only religion worthy of practice (the Qur'an states this) and eventually the restoration of the Caliphate and the world dominated by Sharia. This is Allah's will and you cannot deny it. Muslims believe that the Qur'an is the perfect word of Allah and thus must be followed. The Qur'an and the Hadiths profess that the world should be Islamic and that all other forms of government and law are blasphamey because Allah has given humankind the perfect government and the perfect law.

In addition, there are organizations in the United States like the Islamic Society of North America, MAYA, and the Muslim American Society; which is really the Muslim Brotherhood, that encourage Daw'a here. MAS has a goal of making the US Islamic by 2020. If you doubt this you can find the 5 part article by the Chicago Times stating this. Members of CAIR have stated that their wish that the US be Islamic. At my medical school, the muslim students opened the Eid dinner to non-muslims and then proceeded to offer literature on Islam. Daw'a activities are not done to simply bring people to better understand Islam but to increase the number muslims in the country to the point of becoming the majority and using the democratic process to institute Sharia and throw out the Constitution and Bill of Rights. You may doubt this but the aforementioned organizations have stated this as one of their goals.

Furthermore, anyone who knows the history of Islam and it's treatment of non-muslims as dhimmis is opposed to the spread of Islam as a political force. Muslim apologist will site Spain as an example where non-muslims flourished, maybe so. My question is if it was so great then why did they spend 700 years trying to expell the muslims? I ask you to show a non-muslim community in an Islamic country that is flourishing today? Unfortunately, you can't.

Finally, you say you are to follow the guidance in the Qur'an. The violence against non-believers and infidels is replete. Yes, the Qur'an does talk about kindness and mercy but these practices are not for non-muslims but muslims. The kinder, gentler ayas of mecca have been abrogated by the more violent, less tolerant ayas of medina. I would refer you to Tafsir to explore this.

In closing, why would a non-muslim not be concerned and disturbed by Sharia's dhimmitude. Why would I or anyone else want to give up their freedom of speech, assembly, conscious, and religion. Why should a non-muslim ask to hear CAIR, MAYA, MAS, and ISNA state that they reject the Caliphate and the world domination of Islam. We won't because any true muslim would not reject the Qur'an's divine mission to make the world Islamic. Why shouldn't non-muslim be suspect of these organizations and muslims when CAIR comes out with instructions on how to stifle freedom of speech. Yes, they have instructions on how to stifle open debates and questioning of islam. Why shouldn't a non-muslim question what muslim apologist say when tagiya and kitman exist.

If you want to practice your faith and share it with others, please feel free. But when organizations attempt to inhibit our freedoms or have designs to "quietly" overthrow our way of life and governing, then there will be no peace.

You may consider me "Islamaphobic" or "intolerant" or "paranoid." I use to believe that Islam was a religion of peace but then I started educating myself and discovered it is only a religion of peace where it is not dominant.

No Dhimmi
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