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Islam: A Religion of Peace
I felt that an editorial would be most suited for this topic. Let me begin by saying that the way Osama Bin Laden has stereotyped Islam is appalling. I have studied Islam for three years and I know it is a religion of peace and I am fascinated by it.
The prophet Muhammad of Arabia was himself protected by a Christian king of Abysinnia (Ethiopia) during his travels and often aided by Jews. Muhammad was a very understanding and forgiving man and was granted the name Al-Anin, "The trusted one". Muhammad knew Christians, Jews, and Pagans alike. He, in fact, spoke of Christians and Jews as people of the book, believers in the one true god. The Qur'an is very straight-forward in saying that Christians and Jews are believers, but that many went astray. What also may (and probably did) effect the writing of the Qur'an were the constant attempts to snuff out the faith and the attempted murders of Muhammad himself. When Muhammad's army entered Mecca in 630 A.D, he did not go after the Pa
Dead Man's SwitchIn control, then not -
Sudden loss of grip.
Headlong to where?
Details lost, smudged, streaked.
Careening; no system of
No dead man's switch,
On a fast track -
With or without a god?
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