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Silence is deafening

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Submitted by Dar Al Harb (United States), May 19, 2007 at 04:25

Tawfik if only there were more voices like yours to be heard.

Sadly i fear the time runs short for such a thing and terrible things can be seen on the horizon.

One thing is for certain and that is you can well believe that Americans and the west in general have picked up the Koran and learnt about Islam.

I won't give my personal opinion of Islam,not out of fear for doing so but because you are a muslim and i wish to respect your decision to be a muslim.As i hope for your respect for my decision to be a christian.

Sir i think quite possibly the moderates that speak for Islam today may not be moderates but quite the opposite.

If you would hold true to what you say and that is that Islam has to look within itself,Islam has to accept the blame for it's own actions,Islam has been corrupted,if not corrupted then surly used as a tool for others power and gain at the expense of it's own citizens,followers.

Then i think you could be a seed to a moderate.

I have to tell you though the longer the silence goes on the longer and harder it is to convince me that islam isn't what it presents itself to be through it's actions every day.

Islams leaders of today have put the umma at war with the world.They may think it to be not true,or think we not know it ,but it's a fact. They spew it every day,five times a day and lay it on thick on friday.

Do i think there are muslims who do not agree with what Islam is saying these days.Yes i do.There are people in this world who just want to believe in a God,work and raise a family.

I see no future for an ideology (thats my opinion)that wishes to spread itself by the wielding of a sword.Let alone wages a war on the world.

Why can't islam be worth desiring by it's words and it's deeds and not forced upon others.And yes convert or die or become a step up above slavery is force.

Islam has many failures and it will continue to error seriously as long as the umma allows the finger to always be pointed away from itself. I say this knowing that the west and even the U.S has it's own issues.The difference here is that the west allows islam to be islam, what would islam allow westerners be besides dimmis?In my country islam is the same as me as is jews and budhists and athiests. What am i in muslim lands?

You know there is an old saying ,and i think you know who said it " To kill even one man would be as if he killed all of humanity,to save one man is to save all of humanity". Is this meant to be only for muslims? Are muslims humanity?

I try to figure out what verse or what reasoning or even what God would allow the mindless killings of innocent people.I try to understand where the justification can be found to permit or condone the walking into crowds with explosive vests,car bombs to kill aimlessly and for examples.

Is this to be the people that know of humanity?

Is peace possible with a people whose view of peace is total submission from their "enemies"?An enemy in a war they proclaimed,not the enemies choosing.

I know right now there is a generation being taught the same as the generations before it and the actions of today are setting examples and guides for them to go by.I fear with the silence that prevails from those who feel as you do has been a long silence, a dammaging silence.The world may take decades to recover from such a failing.

Islam is on trial the world over and it is failing to prove the Peace within it,there are only so many excuses the apologists can deliever before they become futile excuses.

Then we are left with the inevitable.

Submitting....

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