Leaving Islam




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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