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Mohammad as terrorist?

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in response to reader comment: cartoons depicting Muhammad as a terrorist are utterly inaccurate, by Karen Armstrong

Submitted by Daisy (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 17:10

Mohammed did, in fact, behave in ways that Christians, for only one example, would designate as criminal - even as Muslims revere him, Christian's, ethically, would be obligated to abjure Muhammad's type of behavior.

In spite of those differing sensibilities, most Christians (who have made themselves aware of Muhammad's actual character-traits and behavior) would rather practice religious tolerance than not. But as Muslims continue to escalate in violence towards disobedient 'infidels', I guarantee you that more and more 'infidels' will be driven to discover the historical Muhammad for themselves -- and that, with increased knowledge, the cognitive dissonance for Christians between the practice of religious tolerance and urges to self-defense will increase. Within this dissonance, choices will be made to preserve life. That will be a very significant tipping point. I happen to believe we are in the middle of the tipping point. And I happen to believe that Muslims ought to contribute to the solution to this (co-creation, if you will) by separating Mosque from State. It is absolutely essential for a sane world that this be accomplished.

I wish that former nun, Karen Armstrong, would be brave enough to address that fact.
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