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Distortions of the faith

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Submitted by Najm Ahmed (United States), Mar 4, 2006 at 21:24

Hi

Being a Muslim, and having moved around the world while growing up I am appalled at the intolerence that is practised in the name of the Islamic faith. I grew up knowing how I was different from other kids that were not Muslim.

Yes. I had a piggy bank. You are not allowed to eat pigs, but there is nothing in the faith that prohibits keeping your change in one. If pork is served, you can't eat but there is nothing that says you must prevent others from eating it. In fact there is a verse in the Quran that people often don't like to read - Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error - Line 256, Second Chapter.

I see Muslims trying to impose their faith on others which is a clearly prohibited. The practice of the faith is voluntary and takes on an obligatory tone, not a compulsive one.

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