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What is defeat?

Reader comment on item: Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam
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Submitted by Carl Raptor (United States), Apr 26, 2007 at 00:07

Thomas, I am amazed at the constant referral to "defeat" and "conquest". Who are you trying to defeat? It appears as though the Muslim religion is not one of Love and Forgiveness but one of dominance and conquest. I am not sure that you even have a vision of a place like Heaven.

Who is your God? All I see is this anger and than celebration when innocent men, women and children are slaughtered. We are taught that the Living and True God Loves us all. We also believe that we are all in need of Forgiveness and Love. He gives us that and has also provided a Home for us when we leave this World. He does not teach us to conquer and destroy others but to carry the message of Love and Forgiveness along with Eternal Life and a beautiful Home in Heaven.

I don't think I would like to live in a world that is run by your leaders. Those guys seem to preach hatred from their place of power. Where is the compassion and acceptance for others? Your hatred for Jewish People and Americans shows a very ugly side of your group. Does your god teach hatred and murder? The "flying imams" here in America are actually suing people who they scared when they acted out as bullies and thugs in the airport. They should apologize and commune with those folks. There is a sickness there and I'm not sure you have a cure.

All you talk about is conquest and defeat. It is like your group is a bunch of thugs and bullies on the playground, not worshippers of God filled with his Love and Forgiveness. Something is wrong. Why would anyone wish to live in a world run folks like those imams? If those are your leaders, then there is a sickness there that is in deep need of healing.

Is this what you teach your children? I have seen the cartoons from Palestine depicting kids wearing bomb belts and vests and speaking proudly of killing innocent men, women and children. The Holy Spirit does not teach us those things. You have much work to do in your communities. Most folks in America are very accepting and tolerant, but after what has happened in Spain and France, as well as England shows us a side of Islam that is pretty ugly and filled with hatred and malice toward many.

Show us what you have learned in your mosques and madrassas. Until I see a side of Islam that has Compassion, Forgiveness, Love, Tolerance, Mercy and other noble traits I along with many others will be very cautious in our dealings with you. As a Christian my Lord wants me to be filled with Love for all and be willing to Forgive all. I'm sure that is what makes us appear weak in a world run by power. This is not so. Jesus taught me that Perfect Love casts out Fear. It appears that Fear and Anger along with Hatred permeate your groups. That is a shame. Your leaders need to show another side besides the bully and the antagonist.

Those imams suing those innocent men and women is an example. If those guys were true followers of the Living and True God they would be asking forgiveness for their behavior and would set an example for those followers of theirs. Show us some qualities that your God wants you to have. From your comments I do see a potential but your idea of conquest and defeat just sounds like more of the same old stuff.

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