The Holiest Man, In The Holiest Spot, At The Holiest Time, Condemns Violence

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    altmuslim - The haj: From Mecca, a promising speech

    This is an invitation to open your mind, and take in that Islam is not coextensive with violence. Not an invitation to bash Muslim Americans.

    Discuss.
     
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    It's a good thing it wasn't a scratch&sniff video from the Hadj.

    So where did they bury the Grand Mufti's various body parts?
     
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    I'm a little bit suspicious of any religion that doesn't allow bacon.
     
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    He's not my holiest man, nor is Mecca my holiest spot, and it is not yet the holiest time of year for me.
     
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    Can he protect us from any of it ?
     
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    Yeah, well, Said also said to turn your cheek. He also attacked people with a whip.

    Plenty of his followers ignore the first part.

    I expect this to have the same effect (read: none)
     
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    Why bash Islam? It does a damn good job bashing each other with rocks, blowing each other up, beheading one another and otherwise raising hell on earth. Why would any one doubt the words of a Muslim holy man preaching peace? My question would be, why would anyone in their right mind try to defend that madness? In the case of Islam, mistrust and hate may be well earned. It’s not just blind bigotry. You know that homosexuality is punishable by death in Islam, Madeline? Given your thread “we are all GAY”, perhaps you might relate to the rest of us that hold Islam in suspicion. How can we tell a good Muslim from a bad one? What litmus test do we have?
     
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    I'm not wild about each and every one of Islam's tenets and do not plan to convert. But I am concerned about the safety and dignity of my fellow Americans who are Muslim, and their rights to worship as they choose. I disapprove of the hajib (headscarf) and a woman in a burka would make me very uncomfy.

    But this is America, and people should be free to worship as they choose if they aren't breaking the law. Such things as the lawsuit in Tennessee which seeks to prevent the local Muslim community from building a mosque by claiming Islam is not a religion are an embarrassment to me and should be to all freedom-loving Americans.

    And not for nothing, but it takes guts to stand up to extremists and condemn violence. I thought it was worth applauding.
     
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    Hi Madeline,

    I just had to take a peak to see who you think is the holiest man, the holiest place and the holiest time.

    Imagine my surprise that you picked a Muslim.

    I'd probably pick one of my Buddhist Lamas as the holiest man, places in Tibet and India and the holiest places, and for the holiest times, solar and lunar eclipses.
     
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    I did not realize you were Antisemitic and hated Buddists and vegans.
     

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