January 2nd, 2010 18:50 EST
Comment on Reyes' Article on Islam
Why don`t you read the Holy Koran before you attempt to criticize it? In which U.S., Afghan or Iranian school did you learn to criticize things before you know about them?
The Koran explicitly states, "Do not accept this book as it is. Discuss it with your friends." It is totally open to criticism.
The Koran also states that the only time one is allowed to kill, is when one is attacked for his life, for his belief in God. And only for self defense. But, when the enemy gives up, one should also give up his self defense.
In other words, suicide bombing is not in the Koran, it is in the heads of ignorant people, manipulated by politics, economic conditions or a pathologic situation. It has nothing to do with Islam. The Koran is strictly against terrorism. Criticizing Islam without knowing this is being just as ridiculous, ignorant and dangerous as these suicide bombers are!
The Holy Koran also states that God created the human being from two EQUAL parts; Man and woman " and that the most valuable of all the men are the ones who show the utmost kindness to women". There is not a single word in the Holy Koran despising women or holding women inferior to men. Such an assumption is in the heads of the ignorant people who have not read and understood the Koran.
The Koran also states that all the religions of God have equal value on earth. The Koran proposes to Muslims, to talk to the Christians and the Jews to build altogether "An Abraham`s Nation" altogether.
There is no chopping off one`s head " in a Muslim country. If there is such a punishment in a country, it is not Muslim". It is an ignorant country. There is no obligation in Islam that one should believe in God. One is free to believe in God or not. God says in the Holy Koran, to Prophet Mohammed: Your duty is to deliver this book to the people. If they believe in it or not, is not your concern. You are not the watchman for people`s beliefs! "
Please don`t bull(s)hit about Islam or any of the God`s religions. Study their books first if you want to write about them. Don`t turn the sop.org into a meaningless web-paper. Freedom of speech should not mean freedom of ridiculous speech!"
Writer and Mentor
Islam: Religion Of Peace? I don`t believe in any sacred cows, and religion shouldn`t be exempt from criticism.
Askin Ozcan is the author of SMALL MIRACLES ISBN 1598001000 (Outskirts Press= which relates thirty miracles / small miracles from the life of the author in different countries and discusses the issue of coming closer of all the God`s religions.