But, there is such hatred of all things Muslim, and perhaps Saudi, here that I know what I say falls MOSTLY on deaf ears.
There are jerks, morons and a-holes everywhere. I didn't meet any MORE or FEWER there. They just all had dark hair, brown eyes, mustaches (even some of the women) and had a king.
Yes, I realized that many Muslims believe in peace, but that is not what is in the Koran and that is not what Muhammad, the pedophile, believed.
About 20 years ago, I met a Muslim who wanted to convert us. He gave us a book to read. I don't even think it mentioned the Koran. There is definitely a watered down version of the Muslim religion, but that is not “authentic Islam”. Also the problem with Muslims is that it is not a sin to lie to infidels, so you never know if they are being honest with you. After 9/11, there was a Muslim, we knew from work, who said that 80% of the Muslims at his Mosque were happy that 9/11 happened. He said he did not feel this way, but that he had a more moderate view of Islam.
If you really practice what Muhammad taught, you become a murderer, a bigamist, a pedophile, etc. If you really practice what Jesus taught, you become a Mother Teresa.
Taqiyya for the Infidel, I fear. They quote the Mecca verses to those who do not understand that when there is a conflict between the two, the Medina verses take precedence. Here is a pretty good summary: http://www.meforum.org/1754/peace-or-jihad-abrogation-in-islam