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Further response to Honest guy

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Submitted by jakman (United Kingdom), Mar 1, 2006 at 15:09

Honest Guy, you say that those who conduct atrocities in the name of islam, are only CLAIMING to be muslims.

In a recent YouGov Poll, here in the UK:

1-in-4 muslims sympathise with the motives of terror. Are they only CLAIMING to be muslims?

6% said that bombing was justified. That adds up to 100,000 individuals who, if not prepared to carry out violent acts, are ready to support or sympathise with those who do. Are they only CLAIMING to be muslims?

56% stated that whether or not they sympathise, they understand why these acts are perpetrated. Are they only CLAIMING to be muslims.

Sorry, Honest Boy, your arguments don't stack up.

I have no desire to increase my knowledge islam, other than what I read in passing. Why should I? Muslims don't appear to have any desire to study the scriptures of other religions!

If the messenger and mohammed are said to be the most perfect examples of what mankind will see, then all I can say is thank God for agnosticism.

No, Honest Boy: your religion is NOT unique. In keeping with many other religions through the centuries, it, too, has blood on its hands.
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