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« sbay wrote on Thursday, Sep 02 at 11:45 AM »
The only reason why Islam is similar to Christianity and Judaism, is because Mohammed claimed to be the the last Messiah. He wrote the Qur'an and copied the stories of the Torah in order to gain followers and become the most powerful religion in the world.
You ask, "How are Muslims any different?"
60% of the Qur'an is about "Jihad". Holy war against the non-believer. Do you think that terrorists wake up one morning and say, "hey you know what, I feel like killing some people." No, they are trained and taught the Qur'an. They wage "jihad" because according the the Qur'an it is the ONLY direct way to heaven, where they will receive 16 virgins. (Is God a pimp?)
You won't find any of this in your high school reference books, neither did I. If you can actually have someone translate the Qur'an for you, you could see for yourself. The Qur'an states that it is written in plain Arabic (Surah ash-Shura: 192-195) so anyone can read for themselves.
A useful website is www.islamrevealed.com. Here you can find direct quotes from the Qur'an and an explanation of Mohammad's and his life.
Just because Muslims are overall good people, doesn't make Islam an acceptable religion. Only ten generations ago, their ancestors were killed and they were forced to convert to Islam. After that, they were known as Muslims, otherwise they would risk death. After countless rebelions, Islam persists because it always offers the most viscous killers heaven.
Islam is a completely intolerant political ideology. Islam requires that Christains and Jews pay taxes. Islam has governing laws called Shariah. The first day of the Islamic calendar is the day Mohammad conquered Arabia.
Christains fought Christains in order to take power away from the Catholic church, they fought to reform and change Christianity, they created a New Testament. Where is Islam's reform? Where is Islam's freedom?
Here are some other misguided people writing about how Islam and Christianity are similar. Read the comments:
Here is a truly corageous writer:
« Waka wrote on Thursday, Sep 02 at 09:35 AM »
I was at the "student leader" meeting before the BBQ, and the only people there were frat and sorority presidents pleading for basketball to be more like football. These are the same folks that wear green shirts in the student section and leave at halftime to go to Skybar on Wednesday nights.
« Waka wrote on Thursday, Sep 02 at 09:30 AM »
"The facility will cover a total of 99,000 square feet, nearly triple the size of the current Student Activities Center, which measures 99,000 square feet."
Math major, eh?
« Waka wrote on Thursday, Sep 02 at 09:27 AM »
Didn't the Alabama Dept. of Education mandate that high school seniors take the ACT as an exit exam?
« Waka wrote on Thursday, Sep 02 at 09:24 AM »
Efficiently designed? What does that even mean? You should probably reconsider your vocabulary, Mr. Author Man.
But really, the Night Security Shuttle is a wholly abused system by those too inebriated (or stupid) to count to five. Because of this, "All lines busy" is usually what students hear when they need to go from the Village to the Library.
As stated in the article, it's a "free taxi" service. What about the Toomer's Ten service? It has been unsuccessful in alleviating much of the strain usually reserved for the "Drunk Bus."
« imswriter wrote on Thursday, Sep 02 at 07:51 AM »
Thank you. There are so many reasons this article is important. Thank you for your courage to stand up for what is right. After all, our country was founded on religious tolerance. Our founders put their lives on the line to stand against the kind of intolerance we are seeing today. Oh what awful crimes have been done "in the name of Christ"! Hatred is NOT a Christian value - ever.
« myb0002 wrote on Wednesday, Sep 01 at 04:30 PM »
I agree with AZP0027, your article is offensive to all Muslims, but I guess that was the whole point of writing it. I also agree that you need to do some research before making strong statement of the “philosophical basis for the Muslim faith is that ALL infidels must be killed.” kind! The Philosophical bases of Islam are Monotheism, and the responsibility bestowed upon mankind to develop and sustain the universe.
“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into Nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (Not that ye may despise (Each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most Righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted with all things).” Al-Ĥujurāt (13).
This is a verse from the Qur’an, which I bet you have never read, but still allow yourself to make false statements about its content. I can also guess that you don’t know any Muslims, as a Muslim myself, I would never tell anybody that an infidel is any one who is not Muslim, Instead I would refer to the Qur’an and share with them this verse from Al-Baquarre (62)
“Those who believe (in the Qur-ān), And those who follow the Jewish (scriptures),
And the Christians and the Sabians, - Any who believe in God And the Last Day, And work righteousness, Shall have their reward With their Lord: on them Shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”
In all religions there are fanatics whose actions can distort that religion’s image. As educated people and students of a research university we have the responsibility of setting a good example by applying rational thinking that is based on accurate data collection (from multiple sources) and analysis.
« AZP0027 wrote on Tuesday, Aug 31 at 04:03 PM »
I have never been so offended. First of all what does it matter if Obama is a Muslim? Are we not in a country founded on freedom of religion? All Muslims are not like the fundamentalists. They are peaceful people trying to live their lives according to their Koran. Yes, the radicals believe they are supposed to kill all infidels but that is NOT the basis of the Muslim faith. One quote from the Koran that most people seem to ignore is "all those who love death hate me." Do some research before you just go writing an article. Another thing that offended me was Mr. Anderson's asking "Almighty God for protection" against our president, just because someone is a Muslim does NOT mean that they are out to kill everyone. The fact that he even mentioned God in this article is a blatant disregard for our college's secularism.
« nulld wrote on Sunday, Aug 29 at 07:49 PM »
Pretty amusing that the author cites Snopes as a source, then puts forward a false claim about "Obama admitting his Muslim faith" that Snopes itself has debunked:
« PatrickS wrote on Sunday, Aug 29 at 07:21 PM »
This guy jacks off to Tom Clancy novels.
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