From: "Chris Marsh" > > How much do you know about Islam? > > How far off the mark am I? We are not discussing the depth of my > knowledge of Islam. As you do not dispute the integrity of my > assertions, I can only assume that you accept that I am in this instance > correct. Without having in depth knowledge of Islam you cannot say anything about Islam. If you study Quran in depth, you'll once shiver with fear. > > > "Americans" are not evil. > > > > Yes, I like many Americans. Not becasuse they are Americans > > but because they are good humans. When I think about their > > nationality, I begin to doubt my likeness for them. That's > > why I never consider their nationality. Americans are not > > evil. But who are those who are terrorizing the rest of the > > Um, fundamentalist muslims? Jews? Christians? Take your pick. Is there any Muslim in the government of USA? > > world in the name of peace and security? I like Iraninans > > because they are Iraninas. Their personal character is > > secondary to me. Same is for Chinese and Turkish. > > That seems crazy to me. Again, I say that judging people by their racial > stereotypes is racist and bigotted. It is also asking for trouble on a > personal level. Imagine buying a used car (or donkey, whatever) from a > complete stranger. You know him to be *nian, and you like *nians, so you > trust him and buy without looking under the bonnet (or tail, whatever). > Not a very good way to acquire goods and/or services from strange > vendors. It is very natural if you take it microscopically. I like Iran and China as countries. It's natural that I would like anybody belonging to these countries. But in long time scenario, I'll take care of the person's personal character and my personal relation with him/her on his personal character. I don't like USA. Naturally I'll hesitate from any American. But his/her personal character will persuade me to like him/her. -- Syed Zeeshan Haider. http://syedzeeshanhaider.faithweb.com/ ----------------------------------- Allah says to Mankind: "Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?"