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Minority and majority in Islam are like anywhere else. But...

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Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Jan 10, 2006 at 01:04

It is always a minority of Muslims indeed who actively want the (lesser) jihad. Unfortunately, as Islam is built, that minority quite often rules in Islam, mostly, I think, because all official Islamic schools of law designates jihad as a duty. And the most important one at that. And it is supposed to be a good thing to spread Islam by the sword. If Islam is good, than all means are good enough for spreading it. But is Islam a good thing? Question not allowed. God forbid.

The majority of Muslims don't like jihad, it's true. And Muhammad was often enough upset about that: He had to promise fantastic bounty and a perfect paradise while threatening the hypocrites with eternal hell in order to counteract that natural human disposition. And he did. He did just everything and anything to spread Islam. But is Islam a good thing? You don't want to know, do you?
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