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re: where is Islam heading part two

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Submitted by z (United States), Aug 13, 2006 at 14:45

here is the next point

Islam is not a religion BY DEFINITION

let's look at your argument that no one else is fighting like the Muslims. this is because, unlike other religions, Islam is a complete way of life. Just like Secularism (i.e. capitalism, democracy, basically everything that America and the "modern world" are fighting for), Islam has a detailed and complete political, social, and economic system. it also does include the religious part (and it is an extremely vital part of it), but Islam does consist of more than that, so it is not just a religion (i.e. belief, rituals, ideology). so just like the West is justified in spreading secularism (through whatever means necessary, including war), so is Islam, because it is, like secularism, a complete system of life. NO other religion can make the claim that they have such a system...other religions can still survive under any government...Islam in it's true form cannot. Islam is an all-or-nothing package, and it includes the political system as well as the religious one. my regards, Abdul, and please do not hesitate to comment if you have any other thoughts.

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