DJM - I haven't received any answers to my questions(or to BX's)in my post above. And frankly,I thought I might get some from you as I noticed that you have mentioned yourself as a 'Maulana and a Muslim Scholar'in one of your posts in a different thread. Believe me I'am not being sarcastic by posting this but it's really difficult to answer those questions. I would not be able to answer if I was you. The reason,my friend, is very simple - Things have gone wrong with the Islamic followers somewhere along the way and now we have a lot of public opinion against Muslims and thereby against Islam in almost all of the non - Islamic world. It will take a lot of Muslims to answer those questions. In my opinion - A religion is known as a peaceloving,tolerant and benevolent religion only by the 'behaviour' and 'conduct' of 'majority' of it's followers and not merely by what is written in the holy scriptures. Correct me if I'am wrong. It's my observation that most of the Muslims have an inherent sense of resentment in them without having a clue about it's cause. I mean most of the youths that you see taunting guns these days don't even know why they are on their way to 'martyrdom'. Most of them feel that they will be showered with ' God's Grace' if they laid down their lives fighting the 'infidels'.
This needs to be corrected. And I feel strongly that it's the duty of learned Muslims like you to take it upon yourselves to teach your youth the
paramount qualities of valuing life. Until then,you will continue to defend your religious values and principles going by the book alone and you will
have nothing substantial to prove that the people who are the perpatrators of such heinous crimes are not 'True Muslims'