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Originally posted by Yahiya Emerick
How to Make America an Islamic Nation
by Yahiya Emerick
In past columns, I have raised complaints or alarm bells at the state of some segment of the Muslim community. Now I'm going to offer three suggestions for how we can turn the situation around and become the dominant social and cultural force in a country that needs Islam more than another pop-star, beer-brand or psychic network.
When we were leaving our meeting and walking to the masjid for salat, it was the most beautiful sight: from all directions, men, women and children, of all races, were going to their masjid as a community. I've never been to Muslim country before, but I'll tell you this much, I felt as if I were in an Islamic country. And this wasn't Egypt or India or Turkey. It was right here - in America.
surrender their will to Allah
Originally posted by Gazrok
It should be obvious to anyone that if ANY deity exists, then one of the prime things given to man is free will. For such a deity to then ask for the surrender of that gift is utterly comprehensible to many people.
This is why it will NEVER happen in America, and why we will never have a Theocracy. Theocracies rule by oppression and fear, and yet you'd welcome such a system? Truly, the author has lost sight of what it means to be an American....
Those great things the author mentioned the muslims doing in the community could ONLY happen here in America with the opportunities allowed here. This would not be so in the theocracies that exist in the middle east. I'd highly recommend the author visit some middle eastern nations before wishing America to be an Islamic nation...they're in for a real eye opener... And no, I'm not just talking, I've lived in one (Saudi) for nearly 3 years before.
Originally posted by Arkaleus
You have confirmed my innermost feelings on the matter... Islam was given to the world for just this purpose, and it will fulfill its destiny...
Originally posted by marg6043
I have not problem for people to believe in whatever they want but take my word stay the heck away from me because if you push your beliefs on me I first will be polite but three times and you be out. :bash:
Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. (Koran 9:5)
Fight against those who believe not in Allah, and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth [Islam], until they are subdued.
Surat At-Taubah 9:29
Mohammed said, The last hour will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them. (Mishkat Al Masabih Sh.M. Ashraf pp.147, 721, 810-11, 1130)
Do you feel that this is a common view held by Muslims, or are you unique in this point of view?