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The truth of Islam

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Submitted by RD (United States), Sep 23, 2006 at 01:20

Mr Pipes,

Your article is well written - but you seemingly admit to the very true colors of Islam - rapes, honor killings, slavery, second-class status for all women, barbaric Sharia law, terrorism and murder and jihad, the cry for extermination of all non-muslims especially Jews, barbaric executions - but then claim its not Islam thats evil.

Sir, yes it is. These atrocities arise from the heart and sole of Islam - it is a faith of hate. Christians are dragged from homes and murdered (persecution.com) by Muslims in the name of Islam, churches are burned, lives threatened. Islam really is the bastardization of Christianity, a religion of love.

I hate to admit this - but I saw a clip on a website (you can see everything these days online) of an islamic execution - a man laying on the ground tied up and blind folded - then a man comes down with a knife and cuts his head off while people celebrated and chanted "Allah! Allah!" I'm a lawyer, I'm tough. But I cried when I saw this - wish I never had. But one thing was clear - I saw the face of evil - and it was ISLAM.

What is the only religion that praises mass murder? Islam.

PLEASE tell me one good thing Islam has brought to the world?

Sincerely,

RD

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Daniel Pipes replies:

"PLEASE tell me one good thing Islam has brought to the world?" you ask:

Quoting from my article, "Daniel Pipes Explains 'Islamism' ":

"Not being a Muslim, I by definition do not believe in the mission of the Prophet Muhammad; but I have enormous respect for the faith of those who do. I note how deeply rewarding Muslims find Islam as well as the extraordinary inner strength it imbues them with. Having studied the history and civilization of the classical period, I am vividly aware of the great Muslim cultural achievements of roughly a millennium ago."

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