reply to post by drmeola
I wasn't upset by anything so no worries about that. (perceived insult)
The chanting of death to America or death to infidels right now is because they support corrupt monarchs or fake elections (like Egypt) so we have to
fight them until they stop.
The translation thing is a great topic. We believe in the Bible and the Torah, and the Psalms, and all of it. But the translations have been
perverted over the many decades. There were Christians who did not believe in the divinity of Jesus (we do not believe God has a son, but we do
consider Jesus the Messiah who will return, we also believe he was never killed/crucified, but was raised to heaven, and that one of his followers
sacrificed himself in his stead and was made to look like him by God to fool his killers). There were some Christians who believed Jesus was
half-God/half-man, and some who believed he was totally divine. They had a meeting in Turkey (under Constantine) and argued their points, went with
one and destroyed all to the contrary.
We preserve the Qur'an in Arabic so that does not happen to us. Also, learning Arabic is highly recommended to Muslims to better understand the
Qur'an, and prayers are mandatory to be in Arabic and learning your prayers and chapters to use in prayer are required to be in Arabic. It is not
hard to memorize. Arabic is not my first language. Turkish and English are, so I am not just speaking saying everyone should learn my language.
You cannot truly understand the Qur'an without Arabic. That's why when you buy a Qur'an in English it should "Translation of the Meaning of the
Qur'aan". There is no true translation. Arabic is a beautiful language, and no other language can match it's subtleties. The Bible has been
ruined over centuries of Kings taking it and editing it. Since the time of out Prophet (saw) trying to make your Qur'aan or making changes is a
capital crime. So, thank God, we have the original script.
Once we establish a successful Islamic state, we will wage jihad on every neighboring Muslim country until we unite them all. And then we will fight
Israel until it is removed. And we will have no problems with the west as long as they don't interfere. We will even enjoy exchanges of knowledge
and resources. And we will enjoy peace. Really we will. But if any nation after this causes problems within our borders, or harms a Muslim in their
country, they will have to answer to all of us. Otherwise no problems and that is all we want.
The reason many of us say we have to take over the whole world is because we believe the ideal I described above is a dream and not possible. So we
will never enjoy security until we destroy you. Prove us wrong and you will see those who want war with you will become isolated and told to shut up.
Even by me.