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What really is the problem???

Reader comment on item: Islam's Future [Can Be Modern]
in response to reader comment: Understanding muslims will solve many problems

Submitted by Kandie (Hong Kong), Feb 4, 2006 at 11:54

Why can't the Muslims just accept the fact that they are extremist? How often do you see a Buddhist running about killing one another in a holy war (not saying that everyone should be a monk or anything).

All these religious war should be long gone, something of the past not of this time and date. We all should to be smarter than that. Can't we just move on and accept the fact that there are different religions and be more tolerant of one another?

By being exposed to the Western Culture does not necessarily mean the end of Islam, if a religion is truly great and profound, it will withstand the hordes of shock waves and sustain itself. By not opening up, it only proofs that it is not profound enough to be faced with any adversity.

So if by exposing itself to Western cultures causes prostitution and drug abuse then so be it since the bottom line on whether a person is good or bad depends solely on their own choice. Therefore if the Muslims are so righteous and faithful they ought to be able to withstand the temptations.

Must Muslims Kill, Kill, Kill??? I really don't think it is proper for any religion to tell its people to kill for any reason what so ever (holy or not). No one has the right to end another's life especially in cases of difference of opinion and beliefs.

I am not from the US, so I don't exactly feel their losses regarding the 9/11 event (although i do sympathise) but I can see, read and search the internet so I am not biased when I say that I agree with the original article, i.e. Islam must move on and "Fit into Today's World".
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