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Submitted by Adam (United States), Apr 15, 2006 at 18:16

I believe that those who are in defense of Islam are doing so because they fear of reprisal attacks upon innocent people of that faith. However, to say that Islam bears any resemblance to the issues that currently affect the Christian west are simply wrong. True the Koran states that there be no compulsion in religion. To that end Islamists don't intend to do that. Instead what the Koran really states is that Muslims everywhere are to impose the sharia upon all Muslims and non-Muslims alike. If you believe that Islam is tolerant to other faiths then trying living in these countries where the sharia is imposed whether explicitly or implicitly. One will soon realize the only way to avoid public humiliation as well as a non-muslim tax is to become Muslim (Dhimmi). So much for no compulsion in religion.

My second point deals with a little aspect of Muslim theology. Basically, the Koran can be divided up into two parts, the first part the Meccan and the second Median. Muslim theology states universally that if a verse appears later in the Koran, it is superceded by those verses that appear earlier and therefore might conflict with it. A good example for those who are willing to do so is to read the Koran, specifically Surah 9, otherwise known as the surah of the sword.

On last point, if those of you, who believe that Islam is so great, go and live in Saudi Arabia as I have. I can tell you first hand it is no fun. The problem isn't with Muslims; rather it is with their religion in general. Yes, it is a religion of violence and hate. How many more stories have to run about this before people finally understand. Have compassion for Muslims but have nothing but distrust for Islam.

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