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in response to reader comment: Islam: glorifying violence and intolerance

Submitted by B. Mustapha (Nigeria), Feb 14, 2006 at 09:01

I think you are complicating the issue by comparing things that are non-comparable. All those great people you mentioned have something in common in their mission which was different with that of Muhammad's. For instance, Buddha, Jesus, ..., themselves stated that they were just a Spiritual leaders & never claim to be political leaders. Jesus was even reported to have said " My kingdom is not of this world", then how would you expect to hear Jihad utterances from him? Unlike Pro. Muhammad that taught us every atom of our life.

Instead why don't you compare Moses life with Muhammad's as God himself did in the Bible (Deut. 18:18). Moses engaged in Jihad & ordered for it, as Muhammad also did. Why didn;t you conclude that Moses or Judaism also glorifying violence and intolerance?.
In your answer to M'Hamed CHETTALI, Amin Riaz..., you said "i will tell you what he (Jesus) did when people persecuted him, instead of fight and seek "REVENGE" he walked away and continued his teachings of promoting peace and uderstanding. he said "turn the other cheek". he was not a husband or father but he did what your prophet never did, he give his live without a fight, without harming anyone, and those are his teachings that real christians follow.

Here b/4 you call Muslims for tolerance why not call the West to follow the way of Jesus who said "turn the other cheek" as what happen in 9/11? The West is over 90% claimed to be the followers of Jesus, but why invading a nation & killing thousands just for a twin-tower? Why not turn the other cheek (allow for another attack)?

Those people you mentioned as TOLERANT & NON-VIOLENT, don't you see what their followers gather in terms of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (WMD). Consider the WMD of the WEST, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA, ISREAL, etc & they are the followers of those mentioned as the peace setters to the world, while the followers of Muhammad that don't even manufacture a single bullet & sometimes even not allowed to acquire the knowledge of manufacturing some weapons, & are still considered as violent & intolerant.

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