Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think


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1 Sahil Badruddin = "Again Carl, I think you careful to make claims such as "Islam is the primary world religion that has been a continual threat to the Christian world". Please first define what is a "Christian world". The prophet did not encourage "holy war" against all the unbelievers; the concept of jihad here is taken largely out of context. In the larger sense, all and every religion can condone violence; just as they have in the past. "
2 Cary W = "Though Jesus is greatly revered and even quoted in the Kiran, Muslims do not hold him to be divine, and especially refute the idea He is the Son of God.  This is the crucial point of division between these two religions, and one that can not be remedied except by divine intervention, for both religions claim to have the word of God in their conflicting scriptures."
3 Cary W = "This is very interesting, the fact that all three religions, Muslim, Christianity and Judaism all found their teachings on the patriarch Abraham, who was the first to so believe in God, he would sacrifice His own son Issac to demonstrate that faith, then God intervened and provided the sacrificial lamb.  Out of the three religions, only Christianity acknowledges this work of Abraham was a type and shadow of the coming of God's own Son, who would be the lamb slain for the sins of the world."
4 Sahil Badruddin = "First, if you look at the Hebrew Bible, Abraham never claims to be a monotheist. He believes that there was not god before El; but not the only God. Abraham was a henotheist who believe that his God was the highest but that there were other Gods. Second, all three monotheistic religions hold Abraham to a high position, so it would disingenuous to claim that Christianity acknowledges Abraham as more significant. "
5 Shawn Bose = "The Five Pillars of Islam are referenced here which are: Shahadah: declaring there is no god except God, and Muhammad is God's MessengerSalat: ritual prayer five times a dayZakat: giving 2.5% of one’s savings to the poor and needySawm: fasting and self-control during the holy month of RamadanHajj: pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime if one is ablesource: WikipediaLearn more here "
6 Cary W = "Wonderful point made here about now is the time for all religions to show their true soul of compassion and respect for all life, especially the freedom to choose how, where, and when to worship God.  Thank God for America and other democracies, where there is no persecution of any religion practiced."