"In the New Testament there is no mention of Crusade being required in the practice of true Christianity. Nor is there mention of anything even analagous to the concept of jihad. While it is true that Christianity has been perverted to justify despicable acts, acts as these were not sanctioned nor approved by Jesus Christ and are not required of those who practice the religion."
Is the same true of Islam, as well? Jihad has a definition. That definition has been perverted. Therefore, would it be reasonable to surmise that the prophet of Islam does not approve, just as the Christian prophet may not have approved of "Crusades"?
"Can anyone out there name a single country in which Islam is the dominant ideology that has a diverse, viable economy, where individual rights are respected, where religious, economic and cultural freedoms flourish?"
Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan
Could you please document any or all of the following?
"Islam states that men cannot know the essence of Allah and any attempt to do so is blasphemy, punishable by death."
"In Islam the dynamic between man and Allah is essentially one of slave to master."
"... based on the teachings of Mohammed it is a Muslims duty to convert, or if he refuses conversion to Islam, to murder the non-believer."
"The Koran explicitly states that it is the right of all Muslims to the non-believers property..."
"... and in addition urges the enslavement and ownership of the infidels women and children."
"[Islam] sanctions the enslavement of peoples, the denigration and abuse of women and unlike Christianity, encourages and justifies looting, rape and murder."
To: Voice in your head
I always thought that the one thing that says it all about how perverse and violent Islam is how at one point the prophet himself ordered the sodomizing of young boys. Any religion whose main prophet and founder would do that is pathetic and just evil.
Never did Christ tell his followers to rape, kill, loot, sodomize, or kill anyone. NO ONE can say that about Mohammed. God is less the center of the religion than the Christian religions.
posted on 02/07/2003 11:17:49 PM PST
To: Voice in your head
I have neither the time or the inclination right now to post specific references to your "please document" request of Rocco. However, I believe (s)he made a fairly good paraphrase of all of those tenets written in the Koran.
Thank you for reminding me/us of those three countries including Turkey. I think it is really the only one which is truly on a good footing, but the others have a chance. I was thinking of India as a response, but the population there is very mixed being only about 25% Muslim, I believe.
posted on 02/08/2003 4:40:38 AM PST
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