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Reader comment on item: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism
in response to reader comment: CONDEMN

Submitted by AH (Canada), Mar 24, 2006 at 01:51

Dear Jason,

I suggest you go out and try to obtain a better version of Islam than CNN! Please go out and educate yourself about Islam before you go critizing the religion and stating the West's superiority over the East's/Islam..believe me, this is for your own good, I agree with you that each person will be separately accountable for their actions to Go. In light of that, as one human to another, it would be better for you if you did decide to become more OPEN-MINDED in your views regarding Islam....

Here's the fact for you to ponder over:
-Islam 1500 years ago, was the first religion to give rights to women, to own property, consent in marriage, to divorce, family planning, as equal to man, to educate herself...unlike the WEST, which introduced these rights LOONG after in the 40s/50s in europe.

Let me comment on your statements individually:

Now you may be willing to accept being told how to live your life. WE DON"T! Other Muslims may also be willing to accept being told how to live their lives. WE DON"T!

when you say, 'being told how to live your life, if you mean, the Qur'an guidance to mankind, then what about the previous holy books before the Quran, all of them act as a guidance for humans whether its the Bible for Christians, Torah for Jews....etc. Having said that, you are COMPLETELY FREE to believe or not to believe or follow or not to follow, according to Islam, the Qur'an states clearly, "THERE'S NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION".

Muslims may be willing to have religious police looking over their shoulder. WE DON"T! Muslims may be willing to have mullahs placing restrictions on their rights in the name of religion. WE DON"T!

you can't confuse mullahs and fanatic people with the accurate teachings of Islam, mulllah place restrictions on ppl in the name of religion...which is COMPLETY WRONG.. according to Islam...they have their own political agends...thats' not Islam

that's it for now..

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