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in response to reader comment: How can a quran reading muslim love infidels? Response to Nabil Ahmed

Submitted by Nabil Ahmad (United States), Aug 15, 2006 at 19:46

The Qur'an never mentioned that Muhammad was a perfect man, and I don't believe that he was, either. He was known to have made mistakes which have been clearly pointed out in the Qur'an in more than one place. If you had read the Qur'an for yourself, you would have known this to be true.

You're judging events of 1400 years ago by today's standards. It was a different time and place, and the circumstances of the times demanded the kind of action that was carried out. If it was OK for the Israelites to do the same sort of thing against their enemies because God commanded them to do so, why would it be wrong for the Muslims to do this under the circumstances given? And those captured women were NOT raped. Those who engaged in sexual intercourse with their captors did so willingly, but I believe that most of them did not do so and were ultimately set free.

As far as marrying the ex-wife of Zayd, Zayd was not his birth-son. The Qur'an clearly makes a distinction between birth children and adopted children. Marrying the ex-wife of your birth son is forbidden, and Muhammad did no such thing.

You, sir, are the same as the others that I have responded to. You have taken selective exerpts of the Qur'an to bolster your erroneous view of Islam. To me, you are no better than an Islamic fanatic; the main difference between the two of you is that the fanatics carry out what you believe to be "true Islam". You are both wrong. I see both of you as ignoramuses.

You can never understand Islam unless you've delved really deep into the Qur'an on a spiritual level. I don't need you or Osama bin Laden to teach me about Islam, my religion. My religion is. I follow Islam because it makes perfect sense to me. I have studied other religions, particularly Christianity but the Old Testament as well. My studying of other religions pointed me back to Islam.

And please don't give me any rubbish about this "Dar Ul Harb" business. Why did Muhammad send Muslim refugees to Abyssinia, a Christian country, in order that they may not be persecuted? The US Constitution and Bill of Rights is a lot closer to being in line with Islamic values and principles than anything that exists in Muslim countries nowadays. You can disagree with me all you want, but you'll never get me to agree with you and I personally don't care if you agree with me or not in the least.

I'm not the one who's brainwashed around here. I think for myself and don't let anyone else do my thinking for me. I've gotten into arguments with many Muslims in my time with regard to my views and am not afraid to take on anyone. If you're one of those ex-Muslims, I feel sorry for you...but then, again, maybe I don't. But then again, you just might be a missionary trying to get me to "leave" Islam. Whatever the truth is, keep trying! I enjoy being challenged in this regard. You've already lost.


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