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Thanks, Moshe

Reader comment on item: [Naveed Haq and] "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" in Seattle
in response to reader comment: Hello Nabil! I hope that I did help after all. :)

Submitted by Nabil Ahmad (United States), Sep 14, 2006 at 17:38

That's kind of you, Moshe.

What I am objecting are the attempts to prove to us, and in particular now, that Islam is not worse than other religions, especially on the background of the presently raging worldwide Islamic revolution.

Actually, I don't care what other's on this forum think of Islam and Muslims. I got fired up only after I proposed methods by means of which budding "Islamic" extremists could be rooted out and got back reasons with regard to why I was wrong to be a Muslim from some people who tried to convince me that they somehow knew more about Islam than I did.

Perhaps they think I'm being deceitful here. Whether I am being deceitful or not is something that only God and I know about. I have nothing to gain from being deceitful, and am not here to convert anyone to anything. And if people have a problem with me, it's not my problem, and they should not try to make it my problem. What they do need to understand is that I stand by my views and beliefs and won't budge.

My friendly advice to you is to stop arguing with people who criticize Islam on this background. Don't try to show us that in the past neither Christianity, nor Judaism were better.

Thanks again...but as you have seen here on this forum, the only people who I argued with were those who got into my face over religion. And I could not let their posts to me go unanswered. Anti-Islamic posts far worse that what i answered to have been posted here. But since they were not addressed to me, I did not answer them, nor will dignify them in any way. I don't like to start arguments, but if arguments are started with me, I will do my best to end them. One of my pet rules is: Don't start something that you can't end on your own.

Osama Bin Laden's biggest mistake, from a militarily strategic point of view, is that he started something and thought that the Muslims around the world would rise up and rally to his cause. And now he's whining and crying and pleading and begging Muslims to rally to his cause. I can say that listening to him beg in this manner gives me quite a bit of pleasure. I was overjoyed that the majority of American voters got on his face in 2004 and reelected George W. Bush. That must really have burned him up.

I'm also happy to know that the Kurds of Iraq (more than 90% of whom are Sunni Muslim, but you won't know this from reading the papers) are staunchly pro-America and pro-freedom and have totally ignored Bin Laden's calls for a global "Jihad". I also understand that some of them have even been recruited by the Mossad.

This is what all the Ahmad Zafires, Saladins, Sohails, et al are doing anyway.

Now, now...let's not jump to too many conclusions! I don't know what's in the minds of other people. The best thing that I can do as a Muslim living among non-Muslims is to lead by example. If people wish to learn about Islam and/or convert to Islam, that is not my concern, unless they come to me for information. But I would also be very concerned if someone wished to convert for all the wrong reasons (hatred, political ideology, etc.). God in the Qur'an clearly told Muhammad in more than one place that his (Muhammad's) duty as God's messenger was to simply convey His message to mankind and to not concern himself with who accepted it and who didn't. Only God decides who becomes a Muslim and who doesn't.

I'm just happy and grateful to God for being here legally in the good ol' USA and be able to eat well and live with a roof over my head, and never get too hot or too cold, and be able to go anywhere I want to go within the USA, and so many other things. Perhaps if the rest of the world could be like the USA, we won't have all these stupid wars...


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