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Reader comment on item: The Evil Isn't Islam

Submitted by Ahlam (Australia), Jun 3, 2003 at 22:08

Thank You Mr Pipes. Your article reflects the attitude of an educated man. A man that has looked past the Western and extremist perspective of Islam, and appreciated the religion of Islam for its true meanings. Islam, which means peace and surrender, was founded over 1000 years ago. At a time of religious and spiritual uncertainties it provided for millions a save haven, which offered clarity and perspective on so many issues- just as Christianity and Judaism offered for their followers. Islam is not about Jihad or terrorism as many westerners are portraying and believeing in modern society. Islamic extremism is not Islam. Osama Bin Laden is not Islam, Saddam Hussien is not Islam. These radicals have used Islam, and their extreme interpretations of it as a means to achieve their totalitarian and evil goals. I ask people, to please not judge a religion because of a few extreme and volient men. But rather to delve further and appreciate a religion for its true and peaceful messages.

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