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  • Why should muslims in Europe, be treated better than Christians in muslim countries ?....
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  • but it is not settled in islamic texts whether critical thinking may be brought to bear on the Holy Qur'an...
    ( By hats off! )
  • whatever mr. ghulam mohiyuddin quotes from shakespear is also exactly applicable...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Neither do we blame Hats Off for hating his father's religion but we have all the sympathy for him as it is most probably ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • indonesian khilafah forum... 
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  • @Ajoy Chakra tum islam se nafrat karty ho to batao hindu hi dangy kyu katy hai.
    ( By ShuAib Malik )
  • @Shuaib Malik Islam was spread from Arabia and wahabi from Saudi Arabia.!?ridiculous!
    ( By Mehraj Udin )
  • @Mehraj Udin Islam was spread by Sufis globally and Terrorism is spread by Wahabis globally. Islam originated 1400 years ago ....
    ( By ShuAib Malik )
  • @mehraj...wahabiyat failany ke liye America award zaroor de raha hai Saudiya ko. Yemen Syria Iraq Afganistan ke musalmano ko maar ke. ....
    ( By ShuAib Malik )
  • World's most Advanced Religion & for tht, those advanced religious people killed Millions of innocent people.
    ( By Rajkamal Kashyap )
  • Non Muslims one writer H. Muhammad ka kya bigaara thaa?....
    ( By Rajkamal Kashyap )
  • Not to the Editor: How did a post referring to Islam as "religion....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It is not a question of "owning" scriptural medievalism. It is a question of disowning obsolete injunctions.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off sees this as "toxic influence of organized religion" because that is the...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Muslims are killing Muslim atheists. Hindus are killing Hindu atheists. South Asian countries....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • ndoctrination is not the purpose of education. True education imparts the power of critical thinking.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • @Muhammad Shah Rukh agar islam talwar ke zore pe aya hai tow yeh jo roze hazaro non muslim musalman ....
    ( By Quyoom Pala )
  • Bijay Choudhary agar etne he samejdar ho tow behter hai musalman banja
    ( By Quyoom Pala )
  • The word kafar and its meaning is itself inhuman.
    ( By Prashant Kurundodi )
  • Mehraj Udin And their secularism is killing Hindus and Sikhs from Afganistan to Bangladesh !!'
    ( By Ajoy Chakra )
  • All muslim countries are secular except Saudi Arabia and Iran. .....
    ( By Mehraj Udin )
  • @Iqbal Husain My non - muslim friends who stay in middle east, are not allowed....
    ( By Ajoy Chakra )
  • Ajoy Chakra please provide statistics excluding those countries ravaged by colonial devastation. like ....
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • Ghulam Mohiyuddin wah kya firqi mare hei. ..modi tuje man of the match award zaroor denga! !!???'
    ( By Mehraj Udin )
  • denounce all innocent killings in the name of religion weather it is killing by ISIS or by Iran and Russia ....
    ( By Mehraj Udin )
  • Mohd. is not a blessing but a curse to mankind for bringing this terror loving...
    ( By Vidash Dalmotra )
  • Apka Pura Lekh para, Bahut hi accha laga, mere paas apki tarif main shabd nahi hai. vaise main Bareilly (U.P.) ka hoon. aur apki jankari ...
    ( By Amit Agarwal )
  • Apka Pura Lekh para, Bahut hi accha laga, mere paas apki tarif main shabd nahi hai. vaise main Bareilly...
    ( By Amit Agarwal )
  • this is the fate of any religion that venerates hallucinating misfits as prophets....
    ( By hats off! )
  • just as you should wonder why muslims never own their textual and scriptural gaffes.'
    ( By hats off! )
  • so it seems after all mr.ghulam mohiyuddin is waking up to the toxic influence of organized....
    ( By hats off! )
  • American CIA has caused the destabilization of the middle east to cause a refugee crisis in the western states! Obama and the CIA director were ...
    ( By Mikelee )
  • If Gita is used in bad aspect it can be more brutal and violent than Quran, but hang on it will be not happen with ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • I have perse nothing against Islam but I have a huge issue with countries who are using it to settle their scores killing thousands without ...
    ( By Anil Kumar Sharma )
  • Its uppercaste loyal to sanghpariwar who hates muslims from core of their heart.. because muslims has successfully ....
    ( By Md Shamim Siddiqui )
  • Silence is the best reply to a fool"Hazrat Ali"....
    ( By Aamirr Sohail )
  • Among the most interesting and perplexing aspects of...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Promotion of liberal attitudes, personal freedoms and free speech would be a blessing for the Muslim society.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • wonder how many Muslims feel ashamed and embarrassed every time the AIMPLB opens its mouth.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • She speaks the truth!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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     But there has to be a reason why jihadi ideology has gained acceptance so quickly; why fatwas issued by reputed moderate scholars prove so ineffective? How are Jihadis able to create a 100 percent certainty in the minds of some Muslims that violence against innocent people, including Muslims, whom they consider infidel, will please God and lead them to heaven?

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