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Lisa....we are all brainwashed.

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Submitted by Maria (United States), Feb 9, 2006 at 18:20

I would like to clear the fact that actually, I am more liberal than most Muslims. I do not listen to the crooked imams which teach hatred and depict Islam as false. However, you are brainwashed by the media....God in the Qur'an says to "kill the infidels".....it is true. no denying there. however, sadly, people love to pick one point and forget the front and back. This order came to the Muslims when Islam was new in Arabia and the enemies of Islam forbid Muslims to practice the religion. So they were forced to meet at night.....when they would leave, the enemies of Islam would stand in the dark waiting for them to kill them. After so many new Muslims were killed of this, God sent a revelation thru Gabriel to tell the Muslims that "to protect yourself and your new faith, you may defend yourself from those who try to harm you if it is necessary. Before that, the Muslims were taught to love their enemies.

I dont know if you read my first entry....but the story of the lady who threw trash at the Prophet when he walked by.....well when one day she didnt throw trash at him, he went to visit her b/c she was sick. if that was anyone else, they wouldve hated that person, but the prophet taught peace towards others. If A Muslim kills an ant, we will be questioned on Judgement Day. Do not harm your brother is a command.....

I am not one who argues. So I will let you stick to your mind. I am not brainwashed, but most people in this world are. I grew up with an open mind living in the U.S.....I am more open to ideas than people. It seems after 9/11...everyone thinks that all Muslims are the same. That is called brainwashed. Extreme stupidity to judge a whole faith by the acts of a few extremists. That way, I can say if we judge all Christians off the KKK...then its ok. But I wouldnt do that. Because I've seen true Christians. and they are nothing like that.
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