Tuesday, October 10, 2006

ISLAM AND THE WORLD

Islam and the World

Hello, My name's Pormadi Simbolon, the former student of philosophy and theology in Catholic College. I'm an Indonesian. I'm a Roman Catholic. I face many difficulties with the culture of some people of Muslim in Indonesia.

As a Christian, I was disappointed with the people who is named Front Pembela Islam - FPI (Defenders of Islam).

FPI makes people of non-Muslim so scared because of the way of violence they've ever done (e.g. destroy some churches). What do you think about the Islam? Is this a religion who bring peace as the meaning of "islam"? Is this statement, “where there is Islam, there is always war" true?

1. randyw (123)
1 month ago
Welcome to myLot, pormadi!Personally, I don't know enough to have an informed opinion. But this topic fascinates me, and I'd like to learn more. Please tell us more of your thoughts and views on this issue. You obviously have seen things that make you feel the way you do. I'd love to learn more. Please share!

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2. ashraf83 (133)
1 month ago
it not islam to be blamed, it's people in your country, indonesian are always known for their extreme attitude for religion. see your neighbour country, Malaysia. we are islamic country, but do we has this type of trouble? no because we malaysian are always know for modest behaviour, we respect and accept other belief, Trust,respect and understanding one culture is really is important. so please dont blame it on Islam. it's annoy me*mutter mutter*
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cyrux004 (787)
4 weeks ago
Plese donot quote out of context. Islam never preaches war until its for selfdefence and please dont ask modest. What did US do to coutnries like iraq and afghnistan. Nobody in the whole world protested becuase they have no guts. Islam always teaches peace, but there are black sheeps in every society
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pormadi (372)
4 weeks ago
I agree tha Islam preach the peace to all of human being. The problem is who is the doer and interpreter of the Bible or Quran. Thanks.
noorasie
4 weeks ago
Mightymore statements are blasphemy against islam and Muhammad (PBUH)...... This idiot is referencing the Quraan without context... and don't know this is the blasphemy... I will request all the mightymor like members of my lot to stop such idiot comments about the religions and sacred personality.....
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ashraf83

1 week ago
agreed noorasie, mightor need to be bann because he played with religion sensitivity. that not how is it in Quran!

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3. naidugopal (888)
1 month ago
By the name of jihaad the islams always commiting nuisance, but not all islams are bad, some of the islamis monks are always thinking in short routes so that i thought never ends
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ashraf83 (133)
1 month ago
Muslim was first be called to jihad when western invade their country ancient ago. Jihad is mostly like a call to defend the homeland and islamic faith, it's not holy war to spread islam. Extremist uses it just to gain support in their cause and make their member braver by promising paradise.*mutter mutter*
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shajeen (120)
4 weeks ago
jihad..all tat is crap..it has always been political..alll these killin and war takin place around the world is all for personal intrest only..those losers dont want to or will think abt wat the are doin to the innocent ppl..
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cyrux004 (787)
4 weeks ago
True, all these killings are political...
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ashraf83 (133)
1 week ago
yeah including killing in palestine and lubnan, oh and even in iraq wait wait almost forgot, dont forget to add afganistan:)

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4. priyanka_s (388)
1 month ago
Pls share more on this topic,I know little about the Islam and they are "Katter" i dont know the english word sorry. And the thing you have faces is very common.They luv to do like that.I know it is terrible....
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liong_kwei_cun (106)
4 weeks ago
But there are muslims still moderately and tolerantly with non-Muslim.
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pormadi (372)
4 weeks ago
thank you for your opinion.
sibananda (590)
4 weeks ago
QURAN SAYS THERE IS NO GOD( VIRTUAL) BUT THERE ISGOD( ACTUAL) ISLAM MEANS TO SURRENDER AT FEET OF GOD HOWCONSCIENCE WILL SAY SURRENDERING AS A SINNER IN THE NAMEOF RIGHTOUSNESS AND JUSTICE BUT THERE ARE MANY MUSLIM WHOREALLY UNDERSTAND THE ISLAMIC WISDOM
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fizza10 (637)
4 weeks ago
basically ppl just have a one sided image of muslims that they r evil or bad or something unusal.....but in a broader aspect it is not like this.....u can only know abt anyone else's religion if u go into its depth n study abt it rather than hear ghost stories abt it.......many a ppl said various things to b abt christians n hindus....but when i came to read their books n gain knowldge abt them it all turned out to b quite different.....no wonder yes there r extremists everywhere.....our God is just the same as of Christians or anyone....have u urself ever seen GOd wid ur own eyes?no God is something only 2 b felt....noo one on earth can claim that they have see Him or touched Him rite....if u come n share some of ur time wid muslims u'd come to know how tremendous a religion it is.......but unfortunately some ppl have shattered it's image n thus u can't c it's brighter part n just look at the extremist part.....jihad doesnt only mean that go n kill.......no it has various other things in it.......there r different types of jihad's.....that r .....jihad(basically means to fight 4 self)...jihad against sins...2 not to commit them.....jihad 4 a man is that he shld earn n give a healthy living to his family....jihad 4 a woman is she shld keep the house n raise gud children in her family.....jihad 4 a child is to remain obedient to his parents n teachers.......jihad 4 an individual is that he/she shld offer their prayers on time n take care of poor or needy....jihad 4 country is to save ur honor n keep the minority following community(i.e hindus,christians,jews,buddhists n all)in save hands....fulfill their rights,take care of those who can't due to any unfortunate reason...keep peace in the region...so u c my frds jihad is just not abt swords only....each one of u who is fulfilling these duties is doing a jihad in their own way b it from any religion....n if u talk abt afghanistan.....my dear's it is an un educated country.....under the destruction of war since ages.......what can u expect from them.......theose poor souls r just zombies...who can't cant help themselves....cant u c due to no employment or any facility even by the ignorance of the world.....that had to survive....n thus the only way out of all this was the accept whatever osama n his allies had said as they were giving them the protection...n supplies....now question urselves rather than commenting abt anyone else's religion that what would u do if ur family was in sucha a situation?wouldn't u go through any sort of sufferance in order to provide a single piece of bread for them.....u would undoubtefully u would.....now no matter weather u say u won't i won't agree coz than it will mean u ain't listening 2 ur hearts.....don't blame islam 4 all of our ignorance coz each one of us here is responsible 4 all this destruction n sufferance.......v can sit n pass comments but none can come n help in the fields wid love n hope 4 a better world....it's no use passing comments on each other religion like this.....coz all the religions have the same basics.....it's v humans who r corrupted.....where were v all when ppl of afghanistan were suffering....n thus choose the wrong path.....9/11 was something huge but what abt the innocent souls being daily lost in de world in the name of religion?or cast or creed?
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fizza10 (637)
4 weeks ago
yeah v do bow down n put our head on the ground when v pray(sajda)....but don't u hindus do the same when u go 2 ur temples....in order to show respect n show that u urself r nothing but ur God is the Supreme one.....don't u join ur hands together n pray as if asking in front of someone.....don't the christians go down on their knees n pray to God to show Him respect.......so if v muslims do the same thing by putting our heads in submission wha wrong is that.....v all submit ourselves to God in our ways coz it is understood that no one is as great as Him....v all show our helplessness when v pray so y can't v muslims do so?

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5. mightor (49)
4 weeks ago
Islam spread rapidly under Muhammad and his successors through jihad ("holy war"). Muhammad himself planned 65 campaigns and personally led 27 involving naked aggression and treachery. This incredible "evangelism" made "converts" by the millions at the point of a sword. At its peak, Islam had conquered all of North Africa and almost took over Europe. Islam continues its conquest worldwide. Today's invaders are millions of immigrants who make converts to Islam through misrepresentation. One sees on TV well-coifed and fashionably dressed women who claim to be converts to Islam and testify to its joys and peace-loving ways. Yet in a Muslim country they would have to be veiled with only their eyes showing, would have to wear plain black full-length robes, could not drive a car, could be one of four wives habitually mistreated by their husband, to be divorced by his mere denunciation, virtual slaves under shari'a. Oddly enough, Hillary Clinton, National Organization of Women (NOW), and other outspoken champions of women's rights are silent about Islam's notorious abuse of women.
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fizza10 (637)
4 weeks ago
my dear i dunno from where u r or who u r.....but so much of poison is not good in one....i guess u'd better go n read Quran n than read a few more books....n if further u need any guidance than i cant refer u some books.....but i know it's all going to invain coz u have turned ur ears deaf n r not ready to even c things in a better way
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ashraf83 (133)
1 week ago
islam dont drive a car? funny! i think someone need to be locked up in someplace before he started to kill someone
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6. mightor (49)
4 weeks ago
Islam's earnest goal, set forth in the Koran (references given herein are from three versions) and hadith (Islamic written tradition), remains the same: to bring all mankind into submission (that's what "Islam" means) and to kill or enslave all "infidels"(i.e., unbelievers in Allah and Muhammad his prophet--Surah 2:190-92;4:76;5:33;9:5,29,41;47:4, etc.). Islam (in obedience to the Koran and Muhammad's example) is the driving force behind most terrorism today. Muhammad declared, "The last hour will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them."
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pormadi (372)
4 weeks ago
Would explaine me more clearly the point you want to say.
ashraf83 (133)
1 week ago
he was saying that he reall hate muslim, and wont think twice to kill them if he has a chance...
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7. Jong_Java (3)
4 weeks ago
I'm an Indonesian too,and yor statement in the last paragraph is rather annoyed me.. always remember is this:if you hurt by other you have THE RIGHT to fight but, BUT it is better if you FORGIVE the one that hurt you... I've lot friend from Cristian too, and so far my relationship my friend from a different religion is just fine, coz we respect each other .... And about FPI, I've no comment coz I don't know what motif behind their action . Peace for all human being and all God Creation
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pormadi (372)
4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your response. The last question is a question. Maybe it's not a truth. Salam persaudaraan.
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