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in response to reader comment: Rape of Safia, Response to Nabil Ahmed

Submitted by Nabil Ahmad (United States), Aug 14, 2006 at 19:19

Look, you are all free to have anti-Muslim views based on your selective quoting of Qur'anic texts and different Hadiths, the latter of which cannot be authenticated at this time.

I stand by my beliefs and views. There are Hadiths that testify that the Jews of Quraiza did break their treaty with Muhammad when it seemed that the Muslim community would not survive the seige of the Trench around Medina. Muhammad himself made sure that this was true before he took further action to defend the Muslims within the city. The tribe of Quraiza got what was coming for them. And I stand by my belief that no woman was raped by the Muslims of the time. Rape was a heinous crime back then as it is today in Islam. It goes against the spirit of mercy and compassion in Islam.

God repeatedly says in the Qur'an that He is Merciful. I believe that His Mercy must also be reflected by our deeds and our actions towards each other. I would rather err on the side of mercy than wrong a fellow human being. That is what I have learned from my reading of the Qur'an and of the earliest accounts of Muhammad's life.

Truth be told, I am perfectly comfortable where I am and believing in what I believe in. I consider myself to what I call a truly "Americanized Muslim" and see no contradiction in my beliefs. I have no problems with ex-Muslims, as long as they don't come up to me and try to shove their hysterical, anti-Muslim arguments and rants down my throat. Such individuals are just as big losers as the extremists themselves are. In fact, one of my good friends just happens to be an ex-Muslim, but we get along fine as he gave up trying to "save" me by making me find "Jesus" whom I already believe to be a great prophet of Israel as taught in the Qur'an.

The extremists in Islam cannot see how a Muslim like myself can see himself or herself as a serious Muslim and live in the USA and love the USA for what it is. Apparently, ex-Muslims here seem to have the same problem. Too bad, fellas...we are all free to pick and choose what we want in order to justify our beliefs and biases. So rather than come after people like myself who supports the USA and Israel, why don't you go after the bad guys who commit violent acts against innocent people? To me, you're just as insecure and paranoid as they are.

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