Most major religions have had periods where they engaged in forced conversion and conquest. The problem with Islam is there is no hierarchy for interpreting it, so even if the majority of Muslims actually believe in peace, it will take generations to housebreak Islam as a whole. Generally it takes defeat over a long period of time to break folks of the habit of pooping where they eat.
posted on 09/16/2002 1:51:00 PM PDT
Most major religions have had periods where they engaged in forced conversion and conquest.
Really? What major religions would that be? If you are talking about Christianity (e.g. Crusades, colonialism, counter-reformation, etc.), let me point out a simple fact to you. When muslims rape and pillage and force conversions, they are following the fundamental tenets of their founder and their Koran. When so-called Christians do this, they are going directly against the teachings of their founder, Jesus Christ. See the difference?
posted on 09/16/2002 1:59:24 PM PDT
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