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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Citizens of the same planet, like it or not

Submitted by hmm (United States), Oct 3, 2006 at 17:33

So by understanding the history of human nature, and realising that terrible things can come from people that use religion as an excuse to commit awful acts of violence, are we today in this day and age simply roll over and accept the fact that islam today is how roman catholisism was hundreds of years ago?

on the flipside of the coin, do you see widespread terrorism used by christians now? Simply because violence was used in the past does not make it an excusable means to carry a message by any theology. islam as it seems un-sugar coated is a religious tactic to impose violence and widespread control out of fear of an idea; a tactic that has been in practice since mohammad brought the idea to the people of medina. what scares me is that there is nothing in the quran that says not to commit violence...

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