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Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran
in response to reader comment: Why do people convert to Islam?

Submitted by ahmad zafire (United States), Jan 28, 2006 at 00:15

well..yes i have heard of this before. but sadly to say islam is not to be spread this way. as a convert myself. islam i beleived always been with me from early in my life. growing up i a christian home and attending catholic school. i didnt committe to christanity for whatever reason. so later in my young adulthood i ask a friend about his religion which was islam wanting to know more of the faith. we talked and he said when i'am ready to learn more contact him. after maybe three months his never said anything to me about it. i finally asked agian then he interduce me to islam and not long after i became muslim. what he told me was that islam should not be forced on anyone. one must choose with own free well. but there are some who try to put pressure on others. just as other religions do.... to be musim jew or christian... one should choose by free well not by force.

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