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Islam is full of faults and has been changed since it was first transcribed from Muhammad's rendition

Reader comment on item: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism
in response to reader comment: There is no truth except Islam

Submitted by Johan Bachus (United States), Nov 19, 2006 at 16:29

"Islam is a doomed experiment. Since the revelation of Quran for 1400 years, there has not been a single word that was changed. Not one word. Is it the same with other "holy books"?"

FALSE: Islam HAS been altered since it's inception. No humanly created document can claim perfection; errors are a human trait and the Koran was written down and copied many times by human hands so unless God writes it Himself, there will be errors and corrections. For Muslims to say otherwise is outrageous. There has been a lot of research done on this topic and a simple Google search will verify this as being the truth.
"The Muslim women were the first to be given fair rights, from property to knowledge and responsibility in the family and community."

Another false statement. If everyone stayed the way they were since the 1400's there might be some kernel of truth here... But we live in the 21st Century where women in the West have much more freedom than and Muslim woman can ever dream of. Why should Muslim men walk about in Western wear while their women have to wear head-to-toe coverage. Give some credit to Sikhs and Jews whose Men have to wear certain articles of clothing or certain hair styles while the Women have more freedom in what they wear and how they wear their hair. Women who live in strict adherence to Islam have much freedom than women in almost every other religion today. This is the reality... We all know what happens under Sharia when a Muslim woman is raped. She must prove it with no fewer than 3 sources. A man can basically get away with rape and then the victim's own family will probably murder her to protect the 'family honor'.

Whether this is tradition or religion it needs to be abolished. Hiding behind the statement that "Yes the horrible conditions of women in Islamic society are deplorable but it is not in the Koran" is really saying "I may not necessarily agree with it but it works for me and other Muslim men and well, that's just the way it is so why fight it?"

--remember Muslims don't just follow the Koran but also the Hadith and other sayings of the prophet. No one can get away with saying it's not in the Koran... Maybe so, but your beliefs are based on 3 pillars, not just the Koran. If it's not there than it is elsewhere and there is a REASON WHY IT HAS CONTINUED TO EXIST FOR 1400 YEARS.

"We write in English in this forum, not in Arabic. Does this mean that Hebrew, Greek, Spanish, French are also not relevant anymore? As we write in English…"

Muslims like to point out that Arabic is the language of the Koran, that's it. Christians have translated renditions of their holy book, nyah-nyah. I'm not so sure this is a selling point. 1400 year old Arabic is not terribly easy to explain to non-Arabs, especially when you must read from 3 sources to fully understand anything in your religion. The Bible on the other hand has been translated into every language known so that the Word of God can be known to all mankind. In English alone there are so many different versions of Bibles published... A modern Christian can pick and choose what version best speaks to him. Meaning in a centuries-old book can be difficult to discern. Take Beowulf or the works of Shakespeare. Read these words in 400-year old English and you will have a hard time. Add a 1,000 years to that and you will be begging for a translation.

With one Bible to read and the focus being on the New Testament for Christians + the advantage of modern language, I'd bet that a Christian would have an easier time determining what God would want him to do with his life than a Muslim any day.

"All people are equal in the eye of God, the Europeans, Arabs, Asians are all the same except their piousness. Can you see that in other religion, for surely no."

Actually I have been to more Masses than I can count , to see priest and Christian like myself from every continent. No one hides under bed sheets because of his gender or sexuality. Men and women worship together. Families worship together. Not separated by a sheet or a wall.

All people are equal hunh? What about the Deaf, the Blind or someone who doesn;t have his RIGHT HAND? If someone is deaf invariably the congregation will provide an interpreter. Arabic sign language anyone?

I know that BLIND CHRISTIANS CAN GO TO CHURCH WITH THEIR SEEING EYE DOGS. Blind Muslims are NOT ALLOWED TO EVEN OWN A DOG, much less bring one into a mosque.

Lost your RIGHT HAND, did you? Was it chopped off or were you born that way? Doesn't matter... You're still SOL under Islam) No one will shake your left hand. No one will eat with you (that's your poop hand you know)


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