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Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
I think I understand why news of Westerners converting to Islam alarms both Christians and atheists alike.
An Islamic cleric has cleared the path for rebels in Syria, who are trying to oust President Bashar Assad, to rape women, so long as they’re non-Sunni.
Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-Ajlawni, who hails from Jordan but who lived in Damascus for 17 years, sent a message via YouTube: It’s a “legitimate fatwa” for Muslims waging war against Mr. Assad and trying to put in place a Sharia government to “capture and have sex with” Alawites and other non-Sunni, non-Muslim women, Human Events reports. Mr. Assad is part of the Alawites sect.
"I'm more interested in discussing the contents of the video itself'
O you who have believed, avoid much assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin.
What "personality death" are you talking about exactly?
"But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not."
Qur'an, Suratul Baqarah, Ayat 216
"O you who have believed, do not put [yourselves] before Allah and His Messenger but fear Allah . Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
O you who have believed, do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet or be loud to him in speech like the loudness of some of you to others, lest your deeds become worthless while you perceive not.
Indeed, those who lower their voices before the Messenger of Allah - they are the ones whose hearts Allah has tested for righteousness. For them is forgiveness and great reward."
Qur'an, Suratul Hujurat, Ayah 1-3
Thats a personal opinion... and can apply to almost anything.
Jizya is hardly the oppressive taxation system that you are making it out to be. Muslims are instructed to protect non-Muslims and not to tax them 'beyond their capabilities'.
According to the very definitin of Jizya Non-Muslims are exempt from paying Zakat, the tax collected from Muslims and non-Muslims who pay Jizya are exempt from military service which is compulsory for Muslims. But I guess you expect Muslims to risk their lives to defend non-Muslims... who should pay nothing to the state that protects them.
But I guess you expect Muslims to risk their lives to defend non-Muslims
If you cared so much about discussing the video, you would have done that instead of going on your presumptuous, false, and vain ranting about your assumptions of me being either a Christian or an atheist.
The personality death I am talking about is how muslims are ordered to forget about their own rationalizations in favor for "submitting" to Allah's every decree and mimicking Muhammad's example (sunnah).
Clearly, Islam teaches people to become Allah-Muhammadan robots.
you want to skew and deflect the debate by mentioning how Hindus, Sikhs, and Jews follow their religion.
Reading your post as to why you think it's alarming .... I can tell you that you do NOT understand why it's alarming to non-muslims. Not at all. Islam drags people down and It's bad for women.
The antics of the hard core believers are not compatible with civilized society.
If the United States and Europe said that from now on Muslims must pay a religious tax, would you be ok with it? Because you seem to expect non-muslims to view jizyah tax as a manifestation of equality.
I would hope that HUMANS risk their lives to defend and do the right thing for OTHER HUMANS.
so that must leave all the rest of us a pigs, monkeys, lowly kafiroon.
Do you know which country Christianity is growing the fastest in? China! and they have to hide it.
Also we dont have multiple wives and breed like bunnies
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
Basically its the same old "Islam = bad" argument.
You mean the same civilized society that wages war killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people. I'm sorry, but that is anything but civilized behavior.
The West does NOT hold the moral high ground, and therefore has no business pointing fingers at anybody else.