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To Shakeel: Animals have better values than your religious ones

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: RE:Jews in the Qur'an and our dear Shakeel

Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), May 17, 2007 at 08:30

Shakeel you write: "According to Islam, Jews and Christians are nothing but past Muslims who have turned away from right and true path which God gave to them. By telling the stories of past Muslims (Jews and Christians), Quran gives the moral lesson to present Muslims (Muslims) that they should not do repeat those mistakes which past Muslims had been doing."

Why only Jews and Christians? According to Muslim mythology Adam and Eve are the progenitors of all humans and since they were Muslims their descendants should also be Muslim. The Hindus, Buddhists and others should also be considered to have turned away from the true path. Why does the Koran not have any stories about their mistakes? The pagans of those times formed the large majority of humankind. You know the answer don't you. Allah had no clue about their existence!

"Second thing, I would request you to think about is that, without the light of God, we are no different than animals."

Why are you insulting those poor animals? What do you see people with the light of God (Allah) in them do? Murder apostates, thrash their wives, take children as wives, indulge in the slave trade, keep concubines, chop hands and legs as punishment, urge them to war to convert people to their religion and take booty including women and children. Does any animal indulge in such senseless atrocities? You know what, Mr. Shakeel, I would rather be an animal than a human if I am expected/allowed to do all that because the light of God (Allah) shines in me.

"When section of past Muslims (Jews) disobeyed God consistently, they turned into animals not physically but spiritually, means, they were left with no moral values."

No wonder Jews are much better behaved than Muslims given the kind of moral values espoused by the Koran.

"Anyway God knows best."

Like inshallah, another cop out favoured by Muslims, is "Allah knows best."


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