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the new Crusade

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in response to reader comment: How about We All Live In Peace for a Change?

Submitted by nasr (Egypt), Feb 24, 2006 at 09:14

really, you made me laugh at a time of no laughter at all. Thou sayest there is no plot against Islam or Muslim. then, whom should i believe; you or the American president that said that the war against Iraq and Afghanistan was a new Crusade? Should i remind you of the old Crusade?( no as it appears that you are a well informed person).

But to those who know nothing about the old Crusade, this was a war that lasted for hundreds of years in which Christian Europe tried to , and sometimes did, usurb the muslim land in the name of Christ. But the true reason was the riches of the east. it was a hard time for Europe and its leader could do nothing but start a war against the muslim countries . They called it a holy war but it was far from holy. ( or why were they defeated if it really was holy which means an order from God? Would Jesus( and by the way muslims are ordered form Allah and his messenger to believe in All, i repeat, All prophets , to be real muslims.) order them to start a war in his name and lets them down?

Which brings us to another point: Wasn't Jesus ( peace be upon him) calling for love among people? Then, how come he would ask his followers to start a war? or did his followers forget his commandments and the rule of loving their enemies and blessing those who curse them?
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