33- Why a Jew can
grow a beard and he's just practicing his faith, and when a Muslim does that,
he's an extremist?
By growing beard a Jew is making an statement that he is an
orthodox Jew. Jewish orthodoxy does not advocate bombing, shelling, terrorism
and holy wars. When a Muslim grows beard he is also making an statement that he
is fundamentalist Muslim. Islamic fundamentalism entails bombing, shelling,
terrorism and holy wars. This is what Quran teaches. This is what is required
from a good Muslim.
The issue is not the beard. The issue is what that beard
stands for. A neo-nazi shaves his head and a person getting ready for
chemotherapy also shaves his head. But there is a world of difference between
the two. The policeman carries a gun and a thief also carries a gun. One is
doing his job the other is perpetrating a crime. It is not the beard that makes
a Muslim an extremist; itís the message behind the beard.
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