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Submitted by Seeker (Canada), Nov 30, 2002 at 19:50

Nadeem,

You speak in anger. You say that everyone is wrong (and hence I assume you even mean those who claim Islam is good or neutral) without giving a reason why. If you are a muslim and wish to inform us that it is good then here is your chance. Rather than denouncing everyone to be wrong and then proceeding that Bush kills Muslims everyday, tell me, tell us: how is everyone wrong, and how is Bush killing Muslims all across the globe each day?

If you can not provide logical reasonings to your own claims, then I will provide you with the opportunity to respond by answering to some questions I have. I am NOT an American. I am neutral in regards of faith. I'd like to believe that all faith is good, but recently I have been puzzled by the daily news I hear of extremist muslim groups who commit mindless, intolerable murder 'ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE'.

There is no intelligence nor rationale in anger. These characteristics unfortunately have been displayed over and over again in radical muslim group. Why Nadeem do they do these things?

Why is it Nadeem that naive followers are not thwarted from strapping a bomb-suite onto himself/herself? Even more puzzling to me Nadeem is why are they encouraged by their own brethrens to do such things? I hope you are familiar with the term 'collateral damage'. What I am most disturbed about is that extremist Muslims kill and maime not only their 'enemies', but in so doing they in many cases maim, and kill others as well (including people of their own faith at times). Why Nadeem? If they do not have regards for their own lives or their enemies' lives, can't they at least honour innocent lives?

Is not life precious? Or does your faith teach you otherwise? I am confused because I have always thought that the Muslim faith is a peaceful one. Did not Mohammed once captured a city but spared all of its occupants? Wasn't that an act of compassion? Where is that now? It takes a lifetime to make life fruitful, to make it blossom it takes hard work and perserverance. Murder tears it down in a second.

I have more questions, but these will suffice for now. Nadeem, you are a Muslim, your answer will be more relevant to me than most of others because I presume that you are knowledgable in your faith. Speak Nadeem, now is your chance.
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