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OT: False Interpretations

From: Orr, Steve <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 13:27:53 -0700
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> don't equate Islam with terrorism

Yes, Mohammed... Thank you for pointing that out!!!

It is very important that people not condemn an entire group of people or religion because of the insane acts of a few maniacs who pervert their religious beliefs with irrational interpretations. Throughout history there have been people who called themselves Christian, Jew, and Muslim who, in the name of Jesus, God, and Allah, have violated the teachings of their faith and in so doing have given religion a bad name. For example, in the past, "good" Christians have condemned the acts of false Christians who committed atrocities in the name of Christ. They did this by referring to the writings of their creed and showing the absurdity of the false believers interpretation by quoting Jesus' words when He said you should love your enemies and do good to those who persecute you, and that those who hate their brother or fellow man are guilty just as if they had committed murder themselves. Surely false Islamic "believers" who say they hate the United States and delight in or take credit for having committed these heinous acts will be held morally accountable by their true Islamic leaders. Surely good Muslims will quote something from the Koran to condemn these SELF proclaimed terrorists for Allah. I too believe it is important for the Islamic community to join the world in condemning the acts of these terrorists and to illustrate from the writings of their creed that these terrorist's actions do not represent the beliefs of the religion they profess to be fighting for.

That having been said, I respectfully request that everyone refrain from religious and/or political expression on this list in such a way that it ignites the negative passions of others. It's time to promote healing. Let's get back to work.

With sincerest respect,
Steve Orr

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 1:16 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L


If this is an attack by outside terrorists, please don't equate Islam with terrorism, or say things like "Islamic Terrorists", "Islamic Terrorism" etc. Islam is as far from these acts as any religion. Islam does not condone this kind of behavior and abhors these senseless acts.

Thank you.


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