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    The Limits of Tolerance in Islam

    I found the article very pertinent to current world situation, specially with regard to the apologists appraoch to Islam and tolerance.

    "Even worse than the death of 2,800 civilians at WTC, is the tragedy of openly holding Islamic teachings or Muslims responsible for every kind of terrorism, intolerance and extremism in the world. The years long anti-Islam campaign, spearheaded by a few American analysts until September 11, has suddenly become mainstream and many Muslims have proudly joined their ranks in criticizing Islam with new slogans and terminologies. Gone is the issue of finding the real evidence and culprits behind September 11 incident. Top on the agenda, however, is the place of tolerance in Islam and compatibility of this faith to the contemporary world.
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    As far responsibility for intolerance and quest for dominance is concerned: Did the "supremacist Muslim puritans" initiate the troubles in Algeria? Are the Muslim "fundamentalists" occupying non-Muslim lands? Have they driven out more than 800,000 non-Muslims from their homes? Are the Muslim "extremists" killing people with different way of life in Kashmir and Chechnya? Do the "supremacist Muslims" dominate the UN for defining rights and rules for the rest of the world to follow? What else could be "aggressively seeking to dominate others," if not the dictation to get others secularized and liberalized for adapting the western ways of life? What else is "disempowering others," if not sanctions on Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc? And what does "destroying others" mean if not the scale of destruction in the Gulf War and the sanctions that follows it?..."
    http://www.iviews.com/scripts/articl...category_id=39

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    If there were no action, there would be no reaction. Islam simply happens to be the religion of the oppressed and those fighting for their rights in the absence of all political options. Blaming them for wrong interpretation, discussing tolerance in Islam and making them even more tolerant of the oppression is not the solution.
    Islamic teachings and the Muslims would have been more tolerant today, only if the laws that apply to the Iraqis were also applicable to the Israelis; if the laws that apply to those who die in WTC were also applicable to those who died in Afghanistan; if the universal principles applied to Kuwait and East Timor were applicable to Palestine and Kashmir. Intolerance would forever begets intolerance; regardless of any religion or people. And the sermons of tolerance may not help the West treat Muslims as second-rate people forever.
    Thought provoking article - thank you very much for posting.

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      #3
      Good post bro!

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        #4
        great, thanks for sharing.

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