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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
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Submitted by Zabi (United States), Jul 4, 2006 at 02:05

Man this is crazy, I am a muslim just thought I'd bring that up first. I've been born and raised in the U.S. I have lived in New York all my life and went to connecticut for 3 years but came back. I've never seen people talk like this, in my Connecticut High School there were people who were races/prejudice but never to this extent. Im currently in Bus & Comp. Magnet High School in Cambria Heights NY and I will be starting my Senior Year soon. I have not once heard any body in my school talking like this. I read what some of you wrote and you guys say that ur in college, your studying ancient history and all of this stuff and I really admire your knowledge but some of what you say is like something a 6 year old kid would say.

Islam is not a bad religion, as others have said many people have their own interpretations. You can't read one line and say "O look they are terrorists". I know the Quran very well and know the Bible very well also and just to add I mean the old and new testaments. Al Qaeda, Taliban, Bin Laden, Saddam Hussain are all as*holes. There is no reason what so ever to hijack a plane and crash it in a building killing innocent people. They will surely be punished for that but to say that Islam allows all this is completely wrong. In the Quran it says "if you kill one it is as if you have killed all humanity". However, if someone is hurting you dearly try to forgive because Allah loves those who give (charity). But if THE LINES ARE CROSSED then you can DEFEND yourselves, obviously the people who bombed the World Trade Center killed many people and those people never threatened them so they committed a HUGE SIN and they will be punished. What i'm saying is that they went AGAINST their religion by killing innocent poeple Islam does not allow that. An example is that if you are home and someone enters your house and kills your father in front of your eyes, rapes your mother and sisters, breaks your arms and legs then you have a right to get even with THAT PERSON ALONE. Dont tell me that if something like this happened to you where your mother and sisters were raped in front of you and your father is killed in front of you and you are left handicapped you wouldn't want to get the guy who did it. I know some people in my high school and they are my friends if you go up to them and say F--- You they will literary try to kill you, my friend Nigel took his Machette and went after a guy who called him an Idiot. Bin Laden hates the U.S. governement but he went after innocent people so clearly you should see my point which is that he is stupid and he went against Islam.

You people should not say all muslims are bad, that is wrong and you know it. Every religion, country, and race has good people and bad people. For those living in New york im sure you heard of the two parents who tied their daughter to a chair and fed her cat food and left her a box to use the bathroom in and they killed her, they were christians. This does not mean all christians are bad, hell no. They are just a few of the bad ones they did that to their own child. These Al Qaeda members do the same thing and they are the bad part of our country. Its very simple just try to look at it with a cool mind and look at it maturely.

One last thing I want to say is that i read many posts on this site and I was wondering whether i should post or not since i know many people came and tried to change your point of view. Dont think that I am disrespecting you guys in any way because im not and i have no attention to do so. If you guys feel like that i did then I APPOLOGIZE SINCERELY. Its just a shame that i see soooo many people coming on and saying that Islam is wrong and it says to kill and that ALL muslims are bad because thats not true. I know plenty of stuff in the bible that talks about woman, slaves, human equality, and murder in a way that might surprise some of you. My last request of you is that you think again about our religion and do some research before making any serious accusations.

May Allah Bless Everyone...

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