Good, bad in all religions, not just Islam
September 28, 2012 01:07 AM | 1899 views | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Re: Cal Thomas column, Tuesday’s MDJ

Please do not cherry pick the verses of the Holy Quran to make it look like as if Islam or the Holy Quran is the reason why Muslims act like savages. There are many examples of war verses in the Bible, such as Deuteronomy 20:10-17: “When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. … If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. When the Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. …”

The only reason I felt the need to write in response to Mr. Thomas’s article is because he used the verse of the Holy Quran out of context. Please promote peace.

Muslims, Christians and Jews all came from the same God. Those among Muslims or any other faith who create disorder on the earth should be punished, but it does not mean that their faith is to be blamed for it. Good and bad people are in every religion.

Mahmooda Rehman

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MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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October 01, 2012
@Mahmooda Then, if it isn't the "verses of the Holy Quran", tell us, please, just why then DO they act like savages?
TariqKhwaja
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September 30, 2012
It is the Qura'an that says,

"... let not a people’s enmity incite you to act otherwise than with justice. Be always just, that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah. Surely, Allah is aware of what you do." [Maidah 5:9]

The true followers of Muhammad ﷺ are instructed to show fortitude if their religious feelings are hurt by others:

Aal-e-`Imran Chapter 3 : Verse 187

"... you shall surely hear many hurtful things from those who were given the Book before you and from those who set up equals to God. But if you show fortitude and act righteously, that indeed is a matter of strong determination."

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are going to Muslims and, yes, they are being persecuted for spreading the truth about Islam.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community - Love for All; Hatred for None
anonymous
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September 28, 2012
Then move back to the middle east and teach the muslims the truth. But be careful, they will try to kill you. But, if you find some Christians, they will care for you.
SG68
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September 28, 2012
The difference Mr Rehman is that the other religions you have so blithely referenced have managed to elevate themselves and their teachings out of the dark ages into modern society.

The leaders of Islam are not able to do that and maintain their stranglehold on their followers.

So their solution is to try to drag the entire world back into their medieval society by strict interpretation of the Quran.

The only thing that most Muslims are guilty of is listening to closely to their backward thinking ayatollahs and mullahs.
maybe you missed it
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September 28, 2012
Mahmooda, it may have escaped your notice, but Methodists, Catholics, Baptists, etc. do not run around cutting people heads off, or creating such violence that many deaths occur. Either Muslims as a whole need to take anger management, or there is something inherently wrong with the "religion/ideology.
Mahmooda Rehman
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September 28, 2012
I humbly beg to differ. You are not God you can't say all Muslims are bad.

I love America. I read Quran and I know there meaning and commentary. Islam means "Peace". A person who calls himself/herself Muslim and is not peaceful is not practicing his/her religion. Those Muslims who kill in the name of Islam have nothing to do with Islam. I can say this because I am a Muslim and I know my religion.
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