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Submitted by Laf (United States), Feb 12, 2006 at 17:13

Jamil Al-isis wrote:

>Our prophet, Mohammed once was sending an army to fight those who fought him, he did a >speech in front of the soldiers, ordering them: "do not kill any woman, children, old people, men >who don't fight you, and don't cut any tree."

Well, the Catholic church once did the same. It blessed the soldiers and told them to go and recover the justice in the World. It was in the eve of WWI. And the both sides, blessed by the church fougth and fougth and fougth. Millions died, not only men, but women an children. Since then, noone in Europe trully respect the Church, because we understood one thing - the religion is easily converted to a powerful instrument with which people control other people.

At least some history books say so.
And there is my problem with the Islam - I keep seeing it as an instrument for control and
I fear it's power....
Look how easily it draw thousands of people to the streets protesting 12 stupid cartoons...
Or look at the story of Salman Rushdie ...
Submitting....

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