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Reader comment on item: [The Hamas Electoral Victory:] Democracy's Bitter Fruit
in response to reader comment: Defeating Jihad

Submitted by ed (United States), Jan 31, 2006 at 17:25

Hey Joe, glad to see you have some quotes under your sleeves, good man

For your information, its ok, the Ummah can split into as many intellectually warring factions, but when ever outsiders come in and try to take advantage of this, they always united. Most of these factions are family based. Most Muslim countries have clan and family structure unlike the west. The west classifies people as he is French, English, German etc. In the Middle East counties, it goes deeper; people are classified as from the family of so and so, from the clan so and so. There is no hierarchy in religion, different clans might think they are better then one another, but that is for honor and against Islam.. When the west comes in and tries to change the way of life of these people, they vote for hardliners who know how to bring everyone together as the Ummah and make them forget about their differences. That is why the countries in the Middle East are voting for hard liners. The hardliners are preferred over western rule.

The conversion issue, there is no high conversion rate from Islam to any religion. We all know this. If your saying the birthrate upsets this, you might be right, for every 5 million new born, one Muslim chooses another faith. Great upset.

Um yea, I guess I have to end this with a quote, here is the best one I can offer to you.

"Allah accepts the repentance of a man so long as he is not at the point of death".

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