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"Infidel"

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in response to reader comment: I'm so glad I'm not a muslim, are you?

Submitted by E.A (United States), Nov 6, 2002 at 19:44

That was nicely put.

I agree with most of it, but would like to clarify the term "infidel."

"Infidel" was a name given by Christians to Muslims during the Crusades. If you read a knight's creed or code of laws to live by during the 1200's, one of them is (and I quote) "Thou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation and without mercy."

Think about it, why would Muslims use a word from the English language to describe nonbelievers? They would use words from their own language. ..
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