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Moderation is not the way to go

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in response to reader comment: Re: Dr. Qazi, why we don't see and hear more people like you?

Submitted by YOUNG MUSLIM (United States), Nov 10, 2006 at 10:59

Just wanted to say a few things to Dr. Qazi. There is no moderation in Islam, and no I'm not a flaming wahabbi that are rampant on many college campuses today. It seems from your comments as if your trying to gain acceptance from the white man, I dont understand why you try so hard to fit in and have "friends", it's not high school and life's not a popularity contest. You speak of your coreligionists, thats just too funny- i gotta say you gave me a few chuckles there.

First of all, not most of American Mosques are run by West-hating war mongers, maybe 10 percent at the max, but not most.

Second of all, there is no moderation in Islam, it's like saying -yea, you can drink alcohol, just make sure you're sober enough to pray. Or, yea wearing a see through top and painted on pants are ok as long as you're wearing a head scarf. They just dont go together sir.

The truth is Islam is perfect the way it is and it encourages the the production of good samaritans, but you must also remember that it originated in a place that is foreign and strange to those who inhabit the good ole USofA. Just because they don't understand you, doesn't mean you have to modify your values and truths to gain acceptance from them. In the Arab countries, when men greet each other they may kiss each other on the cheek, in America certain cowboys might look at that as being an act of homosexuality- but it's not. Get it. Let's not become conformists. You just gotta except the truth, America isn't really a great environment to raise a respectful, humble, generous, and just Muslim but it is the best country in the world when it comes to tolerance of Islam and it's true teachings.

If a girl was to wlk around naked in the villages of Pakistan, most likely she would get in big trouble (if you know what I mean), but that same girl can do that here in America and then later become a respectable women who covers herself because here in America she is given a chance to think without being barked at.

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