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What swayed your opinion regarding Islam

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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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I worked and went to school with Muslims in the 1970s. They were very nice people. While they were in the US they drank like fish and loved to chase women. Pretty much the same as other college students at that time.

I don't know when I started reading about the Prophet Mohammad but it was some time ago. When you read about his personal history, it seems very unlikely that he was a true prophet. His history reads like someone who used religion to control people and he changed his views to fit his needs at any given time.

He was certainly one very sexually active person. He forced one of his sons-in-law to divorce his wife so he could have her. He married his favorite wife when she was 6 years old and consummated the marriage when she was nine.

He was not a peaceful man. He was a warrior. He was involved in many battles. The first great battle that he fought was in Badr. He fought to steal a caravan of valuable goods. Does that seem like a prophet from God? That was just one of many battles.

If you read the histories of Mohammad, you can form your own opinion.




posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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My comments will be wide ranging, perhaps more than you desire.

In college we had a course 'Introduction to Religion'. that was about 45 years ago. The Prof, a Jesuit, taught about Islam as if he were a Muslim. Didn't much are for it then, but let others do what they will.

Israel had (and still does) have problems with its Islamic neighbors. I don't pretend to understand their hatred of Israel.

Islam came into the forefront with 9-11, and while I seriously doubt the official version of that event, I'm fairly certain that extremists were somehow involved.

While the Arab world was a font of innovative knowledge, that font has seems to have dried up since the adoption of the Koran.

I've a good friend who escaped from Iran. He is a Christian convert. His life was threatened because of his conversion.

I've another friend from Iran who is gay (homosexual) and his life would have been forfeit if that had been discovered while he lived there.

I find the religion of Islam to range from mildly to zealously intolerant of those who disagree with its teachings. I don't believe that it is a compatible religion with Christianity, no to those who are Atheists or of other religious beliefs.

But the most telling thing I dislike about Islam and those who follow it, it their unwillingness to speak against or denounce the activities of extremest's. By not denouncing such activities,there is tacit approval, and that I cannot accept. Those who do not follow the laws of a land but intend to change it by hook or crook are wrong and do not belong in the western world.



posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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1. saw 9/11 on tv.
2. Lived in London, met many muslims.
3. Realised that people are people muslim or not, some of what is said in the quaran/hadiths I can agree with, but some of it is morally repugnant. I take a live and let live approach to them.
4. Wherever I can find information and I filter out the bs.



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