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Islamic Clerics Shoot Down Your Argument

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Submitted by Lisa (United States), Mar 28, 2006 at 22:02

According to this article just released today (Afghan Convert in Hiding After Release):

On Monday, hundreds of clerics, students and others chanting "Death to Christians!" marched through the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif to protest the court decision Sunday to dismiss the case. Several Muslim clerics threatened to incite Afghans to kill Rahman if he is freed, saying that he is clearly guilty of apostasy and deserves to die.

"Abdul Rahman must be killed. Islam demands it," said senior Cleric Faiez Mohammed, from the nearby northern city of Kunduz.

The best way to spread the truth about Islam is to listen when Islamic clerics tell it like it really is. A Muslim I know recently told me not to "generalize," and that just because Afghanistan is trying to carry out sharia law in their country doesn't mean that this is what all Islamic countries are like. That is sidestepping the issue: just because a Muslim country chooses to be politically moderate (for its own reasons, agenda, political backing by other countries) does not mean that Islam is a moderate, peaceful religion.

Another Muslim I know said to me that there is true Islam (which is peaceful) and there is counterfeit Islam, which is what we see today. The reason we have terrorism is that Islam has somehow been corrupted. The Islamic scriptures do not bear out that theory.

According to Abul Kasem, Islam was corrupt from its inception and it has been violent from the beginning:


Here are the basic elements of ancient and modern Islamic terrorism, according to Kasem:

Persecution and the killing of the unbelievers
Plunder and ethnic cleansing
Political assassination and revenge killing
Gratuitous murder and unabated genocide
Property grab and extreme lasciviousness
Forced conversion/Jizya
Sectarian persecution (destruction of mosques)

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