|Dec. 15. 2001
name is Maryam. I'm a
University student in the states and I am a Muslim.
I stumbled on your website quite accidentally thinking that it was
an Islamic rather than an anti-Islam website and I must admit that you
elicited from me the reaction I'm sure you hoped for; I was horrified.
I was horrified at the twisting of facts and the removal of Quranic
verses from their context.
reaction of reading my web site is not unknown to me. I too went through
the same stages of shock and denial when I found that Quran contains many
verses that could be taken by any terrorist to justify their crimes. But
unlike you I did not have the luxury to blame someone else. The shock I
received was because I read the Quran. And I could not say I am reading
the Quran out of context.
was horrified at the prejudice and the bigotry that lies behind this
website, for you do not have to believe in Islam, nor is that the purpose
of my writing, but there is no need to attack it and those who believe in
is one who does not wish to see the truth. Bigot is one who's heart is
filled with hatred of those who do not think like him. This is not me.
There was a time that I had the same thoughts about Islam as you have
today. But I was open minded enough to accept the truth even if it was
hurtful. Today I am against those violent teachings in Islam but not
against the Muslims. I challenge you to go through my site and if you find
one sentence where I have shown hatred against Muslims I will remove this
site. Of course I do not hate Muslims. My whole purpose in writing is to
help my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters to wake up from their slumber
and realize that Islam needs to be reformed and that the teachings of
Quran in this day and age are not conducive to any good. Those teachings
are responsible for our backwardness, poverty and miseries. Muslims
are the main victims of these antiquated beliefs.
love Muslims. Most of my relatives are Muslims. Most of my friends are
Muslims. There is Muslim blood in my veins. I attack the absurd teachings
of Islam but not those who believe in them. I consider those who believe
in Islam honest and good people many of whom are misguided.
Many Muslims agree with me that Islam needs to be reformed and this is my
what horrified me most, is that you claim to have once been a Muslim.
I think you will get used
to it. More and more people are discovering that most of the
teachings of Islam are not applicable for our times and many are even
leaving Islam. Today Islam is a religion in demise. Muslims are the
fastest growing population because they procreate faster than any other
group. Poor people breed more. But the Muslim intellectuals are leaving
Islam in huge numbers. Today Islam is the religion of less educated
people. Unless something is done the majority of educated Muslims will not
be able to assimilate the absolutists and intolerant teachings of Quran
and a massive exodus of brain will take place in Islam.
I don't know whether or not to believe this, but you seem so sincere in
your confusion that I'm inclined to.
It seems to me that you were not taught the meaning of Islam.
It seems to me you studied Quran and hadith and history without
anyone ever telling you the importance of faith.
Of course I am sincere. No
one is paying me to write and keep up this web site. I do that because I
sincerely believe old teachings of Islam is holding Muslims backward. Yes
I studied Quran and hadith on my own. I think this is what all Muslims
should do. In several places Quran claims to be an easy book to
understand, where there is no doubt in it. So you should not rely on human
explanation to understand the worlds of God. If it is easy to understand,
you and I do not need the help of another persons to tell us what Quran
says. But if it is not then Quran is saying a lie and also Allah is very
unjust for not revealing a book understandable by everyone. You rely on
others to interpret the Quran for you. How do you know that these people
are sincere or their understanding is right? Who’s interpretation
is right? Khomeini interpreted Quran in his way and he was an
authority for many. Do you agree with him? Bin Ladan’s understanding of
Quran is different also. Do you agree with him? Who’s interpretation is
the right one? There are hundreds of sects in Islam each interpreting the
Quran in a different way. Which interpretation is correct?
You speak of the importance
of faith. What is faith? Belief in things that make no sense? Belief in
things without evidence? Why this should be important? Isn't this faith
what is holding us backward? We don't need faith. We need reason, logic,
understanding and knowledge. We need doubt. It is skepticism that has made
the world advance not faith. Faith is for credulous people. Faith is
synonymous with credulity, gullibility and naiveté. Why faith should be
important? Intelligent people do not believe. They question, they think,
they ponder, they scrutinize and they doubt. That is how the
scientific mind works. That is how discoveries are made and knowledge
advances. If Galileo had faith, he would never have found that the
Earth is moving around the Sun. If
had faith he would have never discovered the evolution. No my dear; I have
no faith. Faith is for small people -people who cannot doubt or think on
their own. Great men and women don't believe, they doubt. This is what
distinguishes a freethinker from a believer.
Sina, we are human beings, limited in our understanding of both this world
and the one to come. How can
you be so arrogant as to proclaim to know more than the rest of us?
is not arrogance to tell the truth even if that truth contradicts the
common belief of millions. You accuse me of what Socrates, Galileo,
Jordano Bruno, Copernicus and Darwin were guilty of. Truth cannot be
attained by consensus of the majority. Until a few centuries ago all
humanity believed that the Earth is flat. Did this universal accord made
any difference in the shape of the Earth?
You call me arrogant for saying things contrary to the common belief of
billions of people. Mind you, even those who claimed to be prophets were
called arrogant for speaking things contrary to the belief of the people
of their time. Now you have no difficulty to believe in them just because
the majority believe in them, but you have difficulty to accept the truth
even when it is backed by reason and proof?
can you question God?
there is a God he must be pleased of me for using my brain. I am sure if
God did not want us to question him he would not have given us a brain. He
would have made us zombies. Alas, so many people are created with the gift
of rational thinking but never dare to use it. This is the difference
between the animals and the humans. Animals believe what they see. They
are not curious to find out the truth behind the things. Humans are not
satisfied with the obvious. They want to discover the essence and unravel
the mysteries of things. But the majority of humans are not yet mature.
Their brain is not evolved. They have not developed their humanness. Their
brain is at the stage of infancy. They believe what they are taught and do
created you, Mr. Sina? Do you
believe that you came from nowhere? Please, let us be a little humble in
our endeavors to understand life.
I am the product of evolution. But let us assume I am the creation of a
god. Can you tell me who created God?
If God is uncreated, may be we are uncreated too. If we need a
creator, why God does not need one? To say man is the creation of God
because everything needs a creator is a mute argument for it has to
answer; who created God.
For more on this subject please see
is not in blindly believing in absurdities. It is in recognition that the
truth could be different from what we have been brought up to believe and
all that we believe could be wrong. I humbly acknowledged my ignorance and
set to find the truth through rational thinking. It is now up to you to be
humble and acknowledge that all the truth is not what is being taught to
you and you too may have made a mistake.
my purpose is not to disprove God. I do believe in a Single
Principle underlying the creation and that you can call God if you
wish. My goal is to fight against beliefs that cause disunity among the
people and divide us. Although I am not a believer I am not against Faith.
I am against Hate.
there is no compunction in Islam. If
you do not believe in it with your heart, then perhaps it is better that
you are not a Muslim. But to
spread lies and hate and to feed into a frenzy and prejudice that has
tainted the Western view of Islam for years is just irresponsible.
claim my words are “lies”. This is your belief and not mine. I may be
misguided but not a liar. The only way to prove me wrong is for
someone to demonstrate my mistakes. I have made a challenge to all the
Muslims to prove me wrong and no one has done so yet.
say I spread “hate”. Can you show me where I spread hate? Is fighting
against Nazism spreading hate? Is trying to destroy racism or in this case
religious apartheid hate mongering? I am fighting to eradicate Islamic
fundamentalism because it is spreading hate. It is absurd to call me hate
mongrel. All you have to do is to demonstrate that I am wrong and the
teachings of Quran are teachings of tolerance and universal love.
Can you do that?
mentioned the “Western view of Islam”. I am not concerned about what
the Westerners think about Islam. In fact one of my obstacles is the
Western prejudice that tend to believe all religions are good in their
essence and one should be tolerant towards all religions. This is a
fallacy. Not all beliefs are good. Many of them are evil. Though we should
tolerate all the people of the world we should not tolerate every
doctrine. Some of these doctrines aim to destroy democracy and the very
freedom of expression that the Westerners grant them. Islamic
fundamentalism should not be tolerated. It is evil. We should study the
Quran and take out those teachings that promote the hatred of the Jews,
the Christians and the atheists. We should take away the secrecy of
hadithes and view them as the biography of Muhammad compiled by his
fallible believers and not as the divine guidelines. We can fight against
terrorism motivated by religious frenzy only by knowing what Quran teaches
and reforming it. Quran cannot be taken literally. There are many verses
in Quran that cannot be practiced without causing a major world
catastrophe. The verses that I quote are not taken out of context. This
the the preferred apologetic line of the defenders of Quran, But no one
says what is the right context of these verses. Those who say such thing
are the ones who have not read the Quran. Had they read that book they
would know that there are may verses insisting the believers to acts of
violence. Those verses must be revised.
We are not all terrorists. In
fact, and this may come as a surprise to you, the majority of us are not
course you are not all terrorists. I am a born Muslim and I am not a
terrorist either. None of my family members and friends is terrorist.
There are many saints among Muslims. I am not talking about Muslims. I am
talking about the teachings of Quran that call for violence. Many of those
teachings can supply admonition for the terrorists. They can find
justification for their acts of terrorism, violence and hate. Look at
these verses of Quran
and click on the hyperlined numbers to
read them in their “context”. You say that these verses are
misunderstood, then let us change them so no one can misunderstand them.
These are the very verses that the Taliban uses to commit their crimes.
These are the verses that Khomeini kept quoting to murder hundreds of
thousand of people in
. These are the verses that inspired the terrorists to destroy the WTC and
the Pentagon. If they are misinterpreted and misunderstood by so many
Muslims, let us delete them from the Quran. How can one say Islam is
a religion of peace while there are so many verses in Quran that call for
killing, maiming and crucifying the unbelievers? The average Muslim does
not know these teachings. Most of them are very good people. But those who
follow these teachings of Quran become Khomeinis and Bin Ladens. This is
what we have to aviod.
Muslims are poor and struggling just to survive from day to day.
Many of us are doing the same thing you and most other Westerners
are doing: we're trying to make a better life for ourselves and our
agree that Most Muslims are poor. Have you ever asked why? Isn’t it
because they are unproductive? Isn’t this because they are kept in
ignorance? Isn’t this because freedom of expression in Islamic countries
does not exist, democracy is absent and therefore human minds remain
undeveloped? Doesn't this perhaps tell us that Islam needs to be reformed?
disagree that many of us are doing the same things most Westerners are
doing. In Islamic countries we eulogize Jihad, we waste our time in
studies that foment ignorance such as Fiqh and Sharia that are useless
religious rituals. We stop working five times a day to pray. In
the Muslims who gather to say their Friday congregational prayer have been
chanting their favorite slogan “Death to
” for the last 23 years every Friday. If the intent of prayer is to make
one more spiritual then how is it that Muslims act often with savagery
when they go to their mosques, say their prayers and listen to the sermons
of their religious leaders? Islam has not certainly made us more
spiritual. There are more wars and fights amongst us than any other
people. But Islam has contributed to reduce our productivity. Because many
Western sciences are despised and even banned in many more fundamentalist
Islamic countries, ignorance is rampant in these countries. In
children do not go to schools to learn physics and chemistry. They go to
Madresa to learn how to perform Vodu, Qosl and Tahara. (the rituals of
ablution and toilet cleanliness) How can we become rich if our people are
not competent and competitive with other people?
A good example of that is
. Half a century after secession,
are among the poorest countries of the world while
is thriving and it is expected to become the third biggest world economy
by 2030. Another example is
. Prior to the Islamic revolution Iran was a relatively prosperous
country, 23 years after the revolution it is a poor third world
country where people are forced to sell their kidneys to feed their
children. This is despite the humongous oil revenue.
do not drink. We do not gamble. We
do not commit adultery, or kill or lie or steal or divorce our husbands
and wives the minute we can no longer get along or destroy our families
for the petty reasons that so many families are destroyed in the states.
And why, because our religion tells us not to.
do not drink! Is that a
virtue? Everyone in the world knows that alcoholism is a disease. It is an
addiction that is often caused by psychological or emotional
complications. But what is wrong by moderate consumption of alcohol?
What is wrong in drinking a mug of cold beer in a hot day? What is
wrong in drinking a glass of wine at lunch or dinner? What is wrong to
in a celebration?
is nothing wrong is drinking itself. The problem is with the abuse of
drinking. Not everyone who drinks become alcoholic. The abuse of anything
is wrong. The same psycho-emotive problems that make one addicted to
alcohol are responsible for eating disorders such as bulimia and over
eating. Could you say eating is bad because some people abuse it? Sex is
also very much abused. Rape, sexual addiction, pedophilia are all sexual
abuses, can you say sex should be banned because some people abuse it?
think Muslims are superior because they do not drink. But forget that they
do things that drinking is nothing compared to them, like honor killing.
What a twisted sense of morality!
Muslims gamble too. But if you mean gambling in Islam is prohibited, this
is not a good thing. No society encourages gambling. Everyone knows that
gambling is bad. But in civilized societies we do not think this is
governments’ business to tell people how to live their lives or punish
them for deciding to live the wrong way.
say we do not commit adultery. Of course you (the Muslims) do. But this is
legalized and only is the privilege of men. Married men can still fool
around and desire other women. As long as they call it second, third or
fourth wife it is okay. In
the Shiites have revived a tradition of Muhammad who allowed men to
“marry” temporarily women for a defined fee and a defined period of
time. This is called Siqa. Muslim men are also allowed to have sex with
captured women in wars even if those women are married. (Q.4:24
you see in Islam adultery is institutionalized and is sanctioned by Allah.
say you don’t kill. You must be joking or perhaps you have not read the
Quran and the history of Islam. Killing the unbelievers (kafirs) is the
third most meritorious act for Muslims. Why do you think so many Muslims
are terrorists? Have all of them misunderstood the peaceful message of
Quran? Why then you don’t tell them this? Why no one goes to
to tell those terrorists who blow their bodies to kill the Jews that Islam
means peace? Are these people misinterpreting the Quran? Then why there is
no program to rehabilitate these misguided Muslims? Why is it that only
those apologists of Islam that are in the West believe that these
terrorists are misguided? And why they keep only telling us about the
"real Islam" and not to the terrorists?
say we do not divorce from our husbands and wives. I believe you are not
aware of the Islamic law. A man can divorce his wife by pronouncing “I
divorce thee” and that is it. Women have no right to divorce. This
privilege is reserved to men. If some Islamic countries recognize some
rights for their women those laws are inspired by secular West and are not
there will be those who deviate from the path.
We can not account for those. We
can only account for ourselves and try to do better.
And that's what we've been trying to do as a community since Sept.
11. So what is it, exactly,
that makes us so bad? I have
never hurt anyone. I have
never so much as taken a drug or tasted a drop of alcohol.
My father has one wife as did my grandfather and my
great-grandfather before him and by great-great-grandfather before him. My
brother is not a terrorist.
Also my father has one
wife, no one in our family married more than one wife. No one in my family
drinks and no one uses drug. No one of my relatives is a terrorist nor
they approve of it. I am not talking about Muslims but about those
teachings of Quran that are used by the terrorists to commit their crimes
against the humanity.
No one forced me to cover my hair.
Many of my female cousins back home in
don't even cover theirs.
Covering your hair is a
teaching of Islam. Muhammad ordered his wives to cover themselves.
If you and your cousins do not cover yourselves you are not good Muslims.
Just as if you befriend the Jews and the Christians (Q.3:
28) or do not fight against the unbelievers, besiege them and kill
29) you are not a good Muslim. A good Muslim is supposed to make jihad
against the unbelievers. (Q.8:
where, Mr. Sina, do you get this picture of Islam?
And where do you get the motivation to paint it so?
you describe is NOT the picture of Islam. It is the picture YOU have of
Islam in your head. The Islamic terrorist have an entirely different
picture of Islam in his head. But one will get the real picture of Islam
only after reading the Quran. I suggest you start reading carefully that
book to get the real picture of Islam too. All I say is please read the
Quran so the truth become manifest to you. Do not read a passage here and
a passage there. Sit down and read that book from cover to cover. I bet if
all Muslims did that, most of them like me would agree that many parts of
Quran are no more applicable in our times. There is no other book more
damaging to Islam than Quran itself. If it is not revised Islam will not
survive. As an Egyptian you are lucky for you can read the Quran in
Arabic. The true harshness and cruelty of Quran can be much easier seen in
the original Arabic. The translations of Quran are invariably softer than
the original version.
I can not believe it is anything other than blind prejudice and so
I would never take a word you say, no matter how intelligently spoken,
seriously, because I know it all stems from hate.
You, sir, are the one who appears blind.
So you wont accept anything
that goes against your preconceived cherished belief even if that thing is
said intelligently, logically and rationally? And you call me blind!
else besides prejudice and hatred would possess someone to invest so much
time into a website against a group of people who have never done the
world any harm?
The answer is love. I love my people and I love humanity and that is why I
expend so much time fighting against hate, killing and terrorism. Where is
my message of hate? I have shown the message of hate in Quran. Go through
my site and find one sentence where I have been hateful against any group
of people. All I propose is to take out the parts of Quran that feed into
the Islamic terrorism. This does not mean that Muslims. According to
Quran Muhammad encouraged his followers to distrust the Jews, the
Christians and kill all the nonbelievers. Can you find one hateful message
in my writings similar to those I have found in Quran?
want to write terrible things about Osama bin Laden and his Qaeda network,
go ahead, I think every TRUE Muslim would encourage it, because Osama bin
Laden is an outcast of Islam as he is of humanity.
bin Laden is a product of those harsh teachings of Islam. He is a man who
truly believes in everything that is written Quran and follows that book
to the letter. I am not going to criticize Osama for trying to live the
religion that he believes. I criticize those Muslims who uphold the entire
Quran as the words of God and criticize Bin Laden for living according to
those teachings. This is hypocrisy.
teaches cover yourself, you don’t and you pride yourself in disobeying
the instructions of your prophet. Islam prohibits music and you listen to
it. Islam allows a man to marry several women, your family does not and
you pride yourself for not following what Allah considers lawful. Islam
says clearly “not to take the Christians and Jews as friends” You do
and then are proud that you do not have prejudice. Tell me why you should
be more proud for NOT following the teachings of your beloved prophet? Why
do you follow a man who's teachings you deem to be inferior to the
humanistic standards of the secular world? If you are a “true Muslim”
you should wear hijab, not
travel alone without a Mahram, obey your husband (Q.66:10),
be a tilt to him (Q.2:223)
accept co-wives (Q.,4:3),
accept being beaten by your husband because
Quran gives him the authority to scourge you (Q.4:34)
and never complain if your testimony in the court of law is half of that
of a man (Q.2:282)
and your inheritance also is half of a man (Q.4:11-12). Do
you really think Islam has any future with teachings such as these?
you know how many women do not report violence against them in Islamic
countries because they cannot produce a male witness other than their male
assaulter? Do you know how many women will never report being raped
because this would dishonor their family, which would force their own
family to kill them? Furthermore as a defender of Islam you should agree
with the Prophet who said, “women
are deficient in intelligence"
doubt you are that kind of woman. I suspect you are quite a liberated
woman who likes her independence and the equality that the secular West
has bestowed upon her. I imagine you are going to university and aspire to
become a professional, to work and contribute to the world. In that case
you already live the reformed Islam. What I propose is let us make these
changes in the Quran so no Taliban or Hezbollah can abuse the teachings of
Quran and justify his crimes by quoting the violent verses of that book.
Why do you want keep unto a book that you don’t like to follow?
And don't depend on the ignorant to feed your arguments.
Don't show pictures of poor Palestinian children and their ignorant
parents dancing in the street to say that Muslims approve of terrorism.
Those people are themselves caught in a struggle for existence they
believe is caused by the
They've never known anything
else and they don't understand the magnitude of the tragedy of September
11. Listen instead to what the
clerics and Muslim leaders have said time and time again.
to clerics and Muslim leaders? Which one of them? Those who are in the
West trying to befool the westerners with their lies or those who are in
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Sudan who
practice and impose Islam? Why instead of listening to clerics you don’t
read the Quran and the hadith? Where in Quran says listen to the clerics?
for the answers in the Quran.
looked for the answers in Quran and what I found was disturbing. That is
why I suggest that Quran must be reformed. I urge you to read the Quran
too. I am sure you agree with me that many of the teachings of Quran can
not be applied anymore and they must be revised.
Does it not say that to kill one human being is as though one has
killed all of humanity? With
all the Quran you quoted in your website, I wonder why you failed to quote
this one. Perhaps it did not
fit your agenda of spreading hatred.
The problem is that Quran
is not a consistent book. Part of it was written in
when Muhammad was weak and needed support. That part of Quran is full of
good words such as what you mentioned. But when he went to
, became powerful and enriched himself by raiding merchant caravans, his
teachings also changed. Then he started to call for killing, maiming, and
crucifying those who did not accept his message. Read this
article to see Muhammad’s metamorphosis from preacher to despot.
do not expect you to be much affected by this message.
I only want you to realize what a terrible thing you are doing and
to tell you that as long as there is one Muslim who is not the way you
have so horribly described him, than what you are doing is unjust.
I think I explained this
several times. There is not just one but millions of Muslims who are
exemplars for goodness. Many of them I know personally and love them
dearly. My fight is not against Muslims but against violence that Quran
preaches. Muslims are victims. They are like patients and the
violence prescribed in Quran is the disease. I want to eradicate the
disease not kill the patients. Good people will do good and evil people
will do evil but as Steven
Weinberg says "For good people to do bad things, it takes
religion". Unfortunately many verses of Quran encourage good people
to do bad things and that is why we should get rid of them.
would also like to tell you that I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry you've wasted so much of your time spreading hate.
It will only reach those who are as filled with hate as you are.
Islam will prosper and Muslims will continue to thrive and do
I do not spread hate but
love. If you take away that prejudice from your eyes you would see that
there many hate messages laden in Quran that any decent human being would
want to get rid of them. Would you call those who fought against Nazism
hate mongrels? Would you say
those who opposed the South African apartheid prejudiced? Are those who
fight against human right abuses, bigotry and hate, hateful people? If so
I am guilty as charged.
are a peaceful people. We are
loving and we are forgiving.
am not talking about you or any other Muslim. I am talking about some of
the very hateful messages of Quran.
I have made a list of few of the
verses of Quran that clearly depicts
Allah as a non loving or non forgiving god.
we read: “Allah forgiveth not
that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else,
to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin Most
other words Bin Laden who masterminded the killing of thousands of
innocent people will be forgiven because he believes in Allah but Gandhi
will not be forgiven because he was a polytheist. How can Muslims love and
forgive when their god is not loving and forgiving?
You can only convince igorant people of anything else, and if it does
something for you to know that those are the type of people you are
attracting, than I encourage you to keep right on doing it.
I only thought I should tell you what you what all you can't see in
I can never convince ignorant people.
“The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye;” said
Oliver Wendell Holmes “the
more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract” I only write
for enlightened people.
Thu, 20 Dec 2001
are several places where I feel you either misread or misinterpreted my
letter. First of all, I do cover my hair and I am a practicing
Muslim in every sense. I do read the Quran and I find nothing
disturbing about it. It neither preaches hatred nor violence, thank
you very much. Any call to fight is in self-defense. As you
know, the prophet Muhammed was in a struggle for his very existence.
Muslims were ostrasized from the community because Islam preached social
justice and this did not fly with the wealthy merchants of
who made their living by exploiting the poor. Muslims were denied
food and many of the townspeople refused to do business with them.
When the prophet fought, it was in defense of his people and in defense of
God's word. He fought, Mr. Sina, for those who could not fight for
themselves. And, as you know, as a result of war, there was a
shortage of men. Polygamy in Islam arose out of necessity and not as
a result of man's lust as you would have so many believe. The
prophet married more than one wife for this purpose. Furthermore,
that women are not allowed the same right is for purely common sense
reasons, which you, being the intellectual, rational thinker you so
proudly call yourself, ought to understand. First, there was not and
still is not a shortage of women. Secondly, men could thrive in
society alone whereas women were dependant on men, a situation much
ameliorated by the Quran as women were given rights of inheritance,
property ownership and testimony. Thirdly, there were no paternity
tests at that time, Mr. Sina. How was a man to know whether or not
his wife was carrying his child or if that child belonged to another man?
We do not find perfection in all of these cases not because there is any
mistake in the Quran, Mr. Sina, but because as humans, we are fallible.
This is something we must always keep in mind. To suggest that the
Quran be changed, Mr. Sina, is a very arrogant statement. Who are
you to change it? If you do not believe, that is your prerogative.
But those of us who chose to value the Quran and realize that what may
appear to be a failing in the Quran is really a failing in ourselves.
As for your constant apologies to Muslims and your proclamation that you
are not attacking us, this is, Mr. Sina, not acceptable. An attack
on Islam and a suggestion to change the Quran is an attack on Muslims and
I do take it very personally. Your words are both an insult and an
affront to Islam for you not only spread untruth about Islam and the
Quran, but you take it for granted that all the billions of Muslims who
practice Islam are stupid and ignorant. You are not the only one to
read the Quran, Mr. Sina. I can assure you that I do and that
thousands and thousands before you have, but only you and a few others
have come to such mistaken conclusions. Finally, I would just like
to say, that if Muslims are good people, as you've admitted, would you
mind telling me where they get their morality from?
do not continue to take your facts out of context. Please do mention
how the prophet Muhammad was attacked by the Meccans for preaching Islam.
Do mention how the Jews threw rocks and pig feces and intenstines on
the prophet while he prayed. Please mention how the Muslims
were ostrasized and forced to leave their homes just for believing in
Allah and following his messenger. The prophet fought in self
defense and this is the context of those passages you are so fond of
dwelling on. I know that and true Muslims know that as well.
You are not fooling anyone, Mr. Sina, and I will tell you again that what
you are doing is very wrong and very unjust. I'm very sorry for
you. You have lost one of the most beautiful things God has
ever bestowed on this earth.
you seen this quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes?
The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour
upon it, the more it will contract.”
am an investment banker living in NYC. If I were
you, I will run to the hill
as fast as I can away from this cult which
unfortunately were born into. You need love; not
religion to prosper here and
hereafter. If you compare the Old T. and
Koran, you would see many similarities. If Christ were alive, he
have sued Mohamed for the Copy Rights Law. But the Christians got
They revised the OT to adapt into this changing World. Look at you
as a woman! you are first
sheltered by your father, then by your husband.
There is nothing for you in Mohamed's paradize. Like a Taliban
would say,"all for dignity and
respect"-- which all come to mean "control".
Loss of respect and dignity is felt when you are
holding a begging bowl. And too bad most of us are headed to this
destiny unless we
wake up and smell the coffee.