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RE:RE:To Patrick O'Brien

Reader comment on item: Civil War in Iraq?
in response to reader comment: To Patrick O'Brien

Submitted by WeAreAllDanes! (United States), Mar 8, 2006 at 23:22

"The Qur'an is the only 'Holy Book' that has the most flexibility. By removing one verse (ayat) the entire meaning is distorted because the ayats (verses) are in relation to one another."

"Flexibility?" That's an interesting take on the disjointed and jumbled mess that is the Koran. However, taking Sura 9 as a whole, its meaning is quite clear. Your prophet means what he says.

From your own quotes:

"Announce painful torment to those who disbelieve, except for those associators with whom you have already made a treaty; provided they have not failed you in any respect nor backed up anyone against you. Fulfil any treaty [you have] with them until their period is up."

Not quite "love your neighbor as yourself".

"The nation known as 'Israel' was home to the palastinian people and has been for centuries."

There wasn't a "Palestinian people" until this century at least.

"How do you know it is a lie?"

What conspiracy nut website did you find it on?

"As for the Mujahideen, it was widely known they were openly practising terrorism. They were responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Pakistan and India. The Americans were fully aware of this.
The only reason why the Americans have gone to lengths, to help the Muslims is because they have their own interests at heart - the oil."

Actually, we were concerned about Soviet expansion. When we fought Hitler, we had to ally ourselves with other unsavory people - namely Stalin.

"Research before you open your mouth. This is a wide know fact that their was no aircraft wreckage present. Look at the pentagon footage - video. It is widely available."

Oh, please. This IS a widely known nut conspiracy theory, but it is not a fact. There was aircraft wreckage in the building. What you don't seem to understand is just how BIG the Pentagon is.

"As for clerics, they don't represent the entire Islamic community."

If they don't, who does?

"You want comedy how about this; Jesus wasn't born on 25 December (FACT), even by chance he did - where does Father Christmas come into it?"

Where does a moon rock and demonic columns enter into a monotheistic relgion? Why is someone referred to as a "prophet" without making any prophecy?

I'm well aware that Jesus wasn't born on the date celebrated and I'm aware of the reasons why the Church set that date. "Father Christmas" was a Catholic saint who has become popular in secular culture.


"The enemy of Islam is the metamophisis of mankinds institutional purpose - the west represents a civilisation where homosexuality, pornography, prostitution (etc) is acceptible. If god or even nature allowed homo's how comes they can't conceive!"

All those things are practiced in the Muslim world. It's even mentioned in the Koran....

"Round about them will serve, to them, boys (handsome) as pearls well-guarded."

Regardless, what are your beliefs to us? You hold ours in contempt, yet expect us to bow to yours.....

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