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Submitted by David Reed (United States), Mar 3, 2006 at 12:03

Did you know that in the last few weeks: 30 churches were burnt down and 50 Christians killed in northern Nigeria in reprisals for the Mohammed cartoons; 6 Christian schools and one Christian hospital attacked in Pakistan; 4 churches bombed in Iraq; 3 churches attaked in Syria; 1 church attacked in Libya; 1 church attacked in Lebanon; in addition to the embassies that were attacked. Nice, peaceful religion, eh?

The fact is that what Islam means by peace is submission. Islamic teaching is that the world is divided into 'the house of war' and 'the house of peace' The 'house of peace' is that which is in submission to Islam; the 'house of war' is the rest of the world. With this definition, it is quite logical for Muslims to argue that they want 'peace' in the Middle East; Israel/Palestine; of course they do - it means the end of Israel and the submission of everyone living there to Islam and shari'a law.

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