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Have you actually read the koran?

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Submitted by Hill Billy (Kuwait), Nov 2, 2006 at 13:27

Actually I think you have the Islamic religion confused with something else. If you can read the Koran itself (or a translation of it in a language you understand - perhaps hebrew), no where does it condone Violence, deceit or misdirection - I think you are confusing it with Israel's Mosaad.

If you can quote me the exact verse which mentions any of that, you will prove me wrong - and I challenge everyone who is reading this to find any quotation in the Koran that shows just this.

On the contrary, Islam means Peace and the practice of Islam always promotes peaceful actions. In the Koran, war is only encouraged when you are being attacked (or in English terms, as a defense) - attack implies attacking one's country, religion, family, etc. So if someone wages war on Islam or on an Islamic country or on an Islamic family, they have the right to fight back.

Muslims believe in Christianity & Judaism and realize that all 3 religions believe in the exact same principles and also believe in the same God. The only thing different about Islam is that Islam prohibits any change in the Koran text and considers only the original Arabic text as the official words of God. Any translation of the Koran is not considered a Koran - so there is no English Koran or Hebrew Koran; there are English translations and Hebrew translations of the Koran. Similarly, Islam believes that some of the original text of the bible and torah have been altered so it is not the original words of God. Nevertheless, all muslims believe in God, the prohet Abraham, the prophet Moses, the prophet Noah, the prophet Jesus, the prophet Mohammed, and all the other prophets which are mentioned in all these faiths (as shown in the Koran).

For this reason alone, I see no reason why Muslims should hate Jews or Christians; Muslims truly believe in christianity and judaism to a certain limit. The hatred, if any, is a reaction to the hatred they receive.

That's why if anyone dares to read the translation of the Koran will discover that they, themselves, have been deceived to believe Islam is a bad religion - and a very good chance that they might convert to Islam themselves once they discover the true unaltered words of the Koran. The problem is that people are led to believe that it is a sin to check out the Koran and choose not to even read it. They will never realize what they are missing.

I urge you with all my heart (and to remove all the hatred that is hown in this site) to read the Koran just to try to prove me wrong - perhaps you will finally see the light.

Peace.

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