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Submitted by Sidda (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 13:27

You claim that all religions teach people to be kind and respect others, to treat others the way you would like to be treated. Well, I agree with you that any religion can be misused and certainly has been. However, how do you explain all of the Muslim clerics all over the world who are preaching hatred and killing of non-Muslims. It's not an anomoly by a couple of misguided nuts. Don't try to deny it because one was just found guilty today in Britain of doing this exact thing. He has many followers.

It is one thing for lay people to "misinterpret" their religion. But, how do you explain the leaders of the faith "misinterpreting" it? Where are they getting all of their justifications for what they are preaching? How can you "misinterpret" the concept of Dhimmi?
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