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You're boring me, "Infidel"

Reader comment on item: [Naveed Haq and] "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" in Seattle
in response to reader comment: Nabil Ahmad, Muhammad Man of Peace

Submitted by Nabil Ahmad (United States), Aug 29, 2006 at 17:13

To "Infidel":

"Muhammad raped women"?!? What are your sources? Were you there when it happened? And please don't start to quote Hadiths which have not been authenticated fully and/or are contradictory.

You're just recycling the same old crap spewed by "Christian" missionaries and apologists for the Crusades of the Middle Ages, and other morons who define themselves as anti-Muslim first. You're no different from the rabid Bush-haters here in the USA. They're defined by who and what they hate and really don't stand for anything at all.

Do you actually believe that Arab society was some sort of Paradise that Muhammad spoiled with Islam? If you do, then you could also argue that Iraqi society was far better off under Saddam Hussein, which is what Michael Moore tried to portray in his stupid movie "Fahrenheit 911"! Arab society of 1,400 years ago was a violent, bloodthirsty society where blood feuds between clans and tribes were common and the life of one's enemy meant little or nothing. It was a bitterly divided society that worshipped numerous idols and didn't put much value on the lives of infant girls. It was a society where murder and theft were not considered to be crimes and where a defeated tribe or clan would be given no mercy during times of war; the men would be put to death and the women and children sold off as slaves.

If you're going to judge Arab society of 1,400 years ago by today's Western standards, you're a complete and utter fool. You can't even judge Western society of 100 years ago by today's Western standards!!

Muhammad and his followers were driven out of their homes in Mecca and because of their belief in One God. They didn't start hostilities to begin with. The state of war that existed was caused by the pagans in Mecca and was finished off by Muhammad and his followers. There are strict rules of engagement in Islam which were scrupulously adhered to during his time by him and his followers. And you've mentioned every battle that he was involved in, but you never mentioned the fact that he was justified in waging every one of them, judging by the standards of the times. I am a strong believer in the doctrine of "Peace through Victory" and this was achieved by Muhammad. I could list how many battles the USA has been engaged in since it was founded and somehow give the picture of the USA as an "imperialist aggressor", which is what the hysterical, anti-war political Left does. The reason I don't is that the USA basically saved Western Civilization from destroying itself more than once and has been a beacon of freedom and democracy, and this was not achieved by "passive resistance" or "peace overtures" but by active military means.

The only way the "War on Terror" will be won, whether it's against Al Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc. is through active military engagement and in the doctrine of "Peace through Victory" which is what was achieved by Muhammad against his enemies 1,400 years ago. The result of Muhammad's wars against his enemies was the unification of Arabia and the birth of a new civilization that literally helped to jump-start Western Civilization after centuries of darkness, ignorance and barbarism.

Could some of the activities of 1,400 years ago be considered to be OK in today's Western societies? Of course not. Muhammad's enemies accused him of being a lot of terrible things, but not what you're trying to accuse him of here. You could accuse his enemies of doing far worse than anything that he did, but apparently that's OK with you...after all, you're on the same side as they were. And keep this in mind: They lost.

You're wasting your time with me.... you've just proven to me time and again that you're no different from the mullahs that preach hatred against people they consider to be "infidels". But don't worry...they'll come after me before they go after you. Civilized, knowledgeable people like myself are bigger threats to them than ...yourself.

They've done it before many times. They have waged unprovoked attacks against moderate Muslims like myself that made 9/11 look like a tea party. It's my duty as a Muslim to defend not just Islam but the USA as well, which is where I live, against these mullahs. And as far as I'm concerned, you're fighting the wrong war…you've chosen to fight Islam. It seems to me that you've overestimated your own capabilities. Anyone who thinks that he or she can take on an entire religion and emerge victorious, regardless of what it is, is one hell of a megalomaniac and obviously has more than just a few screws loose in his or her head.

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