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To Lisa : About me, one of the servants of Allah

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Jan 31, 2006 at 08:14

Dear Lisa,

You confuse extremists with ordinary Muslim like me. I represent peaceful majority of Islam.
Extremists play a dominat role in media news oriented by politicians to feed the minds of their own people but not in hearts and minds of majority of Muslims. People who satiesfy with the headlines of news, perhaps like you, buy those stories about Islam but I don't.

I called some not all Christians as ignorant a few times in my posts when I saw carbon copy views of a faith healer who claimed God is a moon-God. Otherwise I wouldn't call wise Christian who can read and understand theology as ignorant. Please do not take it as an insult.

I grew up in a Muslim country. I got my education in science and also PhD in my country. Then I moved to some non-Muslims countries because of my jobs. This month I will move to another Muslim country because of my new job. I might return to a non-Islamic country again who knows. As you see I am a job-oriented person although I am also very religious person. I enjoy both doing my job and practicing my religion. I represent the new generation of Islam, peaceful, educated, pious Muslims who are servants of Allah. I admire Muhammed, peace upon him, not only a messenger but a statesman, a great leader in mankind history. I am proud of my Islamic culture.

Next month most probably I won't have time to write comments on this website but later on I will continue to decribe Islam from a Muslim country. Does it matter? You will see the similar messages from me. By the way, I will start teaching software programing to Muslim students not Quran. Muslims have more qualified people than me to teach Islam to Muslims society. My knowledge on Islam as an ordinary Muslim is just good enough to teach Islam to non-Muslims like you. Perhaps I have some plus due to my passion to history and theology. I read non-Muslim holy books for better understanding of Quran where Allah criticize previous religions.

Have you heard globalisation? Muslims and non-Muslims will eventually live and work together. We are at 21st century. We can't solve problems just by kicking other religious people from the society. It won't work. Here is my suggestion. We might hate our neighbours but we need to get along with them. Avoiding existence of neighbours don't solve common problems. Sooner or later we need to come together to talk or discuss what matters to us. Internet is very useful tool for people to get to know each other. That's why I keep posting my messages.

Muslims and non-Muslims are not to supposed to see each other as their enemies but two neighbours who have rights to exist and share common resources. History is full of religious wars. Should we repeat the same mistakes? But I fear that if the economic growth of developing countries having large population continue around 10% we will see more wars in next decades due to conflicts on sharing natural resources. Politicians could find any mask, like religion, to decieve voters about the right to go to war. There is still time to think wisely.

Bye, till March

Nuray
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