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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]

Submitted by Dr. Nahed Hamid (New Zealand), Feb 15, 2006 at 05:38

Unfortunately, Muslims believe that most non-Muslims are enemies of Islam, which non-Muslims want to destroy. They interpret "Aid" as a way to convert them to Christianity, and any criticism, or any exposing of facts about Islam (as a matter of freedom of speech) is interpreted by Muslims as war.

In addition, they believe that at a certain time, a Muslim who is holding onto his religion, will be as if he is holding onto burning charcoal from fire. Along with this belief they feel the reward in their second life is more important to them than this earthy life according to the Islamic teaching. Accordingly, they are ready to suffer and engage in more isolation with all its consequences.

You say, "For everyone's sake, it is important that Muslims begin more
successfully to negotiate their path to modernity, not to isolation".

As we can see Muslims comprehend maters in a different way than Westerners do. Negotiation does not work for Muslims, but reformation of such teaching is needed first for a change to take place.
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