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in response to reader comment: what sanitised 'Islam lite' are you talking about sarah..?

Submitted by Sarah Thompson (Canada), Jun 29, 2006 at 16:59

Hello Tony

A better name would be just plain terrorists. The Oklahoma bombings were done by a Christian man, this is showing "Christianic" terrorisom. Another would be Hitler and his amy, sometimes described as a Christian, then an Atheist.

Yes, I have been to the site islamundressed, and I have been to other sites that are against Islam..sometimes I find myself searching for them just for fun. But the same topics keeps coming "Islam is unequal because of the half inheritance given to women", and these same topics are given answers to why.

For example, the reason women are given half the inheritance compared to men is because a man has more responsibilites in Islam. A woman can use her share of money for anything SHE wishes. She can use the money for new shoes, maybe a nice car, what about those beautiful earings she saw at Tiffany's? Anything she wants she can use it for. However, for a man it is different. He has to use the money for his family, if he has any unmarried sisters, he must use the money to have them married, he must use the money to help his mother, even this amount of money may not be enough for a man.

And although answers are always given to why, the same topics never change.

Capital punishment, beheading and so-forth, are only given if one committs a serious crime ( rape, Murder). Forexample, four Muslims raped a non-muslim in Pakistan, the four Muslims were not given any special treatment, nor was their sensless behaviour disregarded, they were given the same punishment as anyone else who committs rape: all four boys served capital punishment for their action. Islam gives a boundary line, you either follow it, or you don't, if you committ rape or any other senseless act then your punishment is no greater, or no less then a Muslim or a non-Muslim.

Keeping them illiterate? I think it is not Muslims to blame, but the education system. The wrong leaders are being brought up, even when majority seems to vote against these leaders, sometimes the one that is wrong, always manages to get up. Not all blame the west- some do- but other don't. Like I said, there is miscommunication. A lot of Muslims...and sometimes myself included, fell that majority of the non-muslims are all against us- although this is not true, and way over the top- but that is how some of us feel. Islam says to learn and gain knowledge, for both males and females, and everytime they go to gain knowledge, they recieve reward for it.

Mutilate the genitals of women? That is not Islam, certain Muslims may go out of the boundary line and mutialate the genitals of strange women, but that is their choice, and they will get punishment for it on the day of Judgement: God see's everythings, just because you call yourself a Muslim but go off doing things that is forbidden to you doesn't mean you'll get away with it.

Lets make a deal, I will look through this site even more, but you must promise me that you will get information on Islam from a good source that is for Islam. I don't mind you going to sites that condemn Islam. Actually I'd say to go! If I had children I'd tell them to go also- BUT! I would only tell them to go after they have studied what Islam really is, and why Islam forbids certain things and allows certain things. I say go to the sites against Islam, but only after you go to the sites for Islam because they give you the answers to why.

Peace be with you Tony

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