What Is Islam?

ahmadabdalrhman
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Can we find an explanation of the great universe? Is there any convincing interpretation of the secret of existence? We realize that no family can function properly without a responsible head, that no city can prosperously exist without sound administration, and that no state can survive without a leader of some kind. We also realize that nothing comes into being on its own. Moreover, we observe that the universe exists and functions in the most orderly manner, and that it has survived for hundreds of thousand of years. Can we then say that all this is accidental and haphazard? Can we attribute the existence of man and the whole world to mere chance.
Man represents only a very small portion of the great universe. And if he can make plans and appreciate the merits of planning, then his own existence and the survival of the universe must also be a planned policy. This means that there is an extraordinary power to bring things into being and keep them moving in order.
In the world then must be a great force in action to keep everything in order. In the beautiful nature there must be a Great creator who creates the most charming pieces of art produces every thing for a special purpose in life. The deeply enlightened people recognize this creator and call him Allah "God". He is not a man because no man can create or make another man. He is not an animal, nor he is a plant. He is neither an Idol nor is He a statue of any kind because non of these things can make itself or create anything else. He is different from all these things because he is the maker and keeper of them all. The maker of anything must be different from and greater than things which he makes.
There are various ways to know God "ALLAH'' and there are many things to tell about him. The great wonders and impressive marvels of the world are like open books in which we can read about God. Besides, God Himself comes to our aid through the many Messengers and revelations He has sent down to man. These Messengers and revelations tell us everything we need to know about God.
The complete acceptance of the teachings and guidance of God 'Allah' as revealed to His Messengers Muhammad is the religion of Islam. Islam enjoins faith in the oneness and sovereignty of Allah, which makes man aware of meaningfulness of the Universe and of his place in it. This belief frees him from all fears and superstitions by making him conscious of the presence of the Almighty Allah and of man's obligations towards Him. This faith must be expressed and tested in actions, faith alone is not enough. Belief in one God requires that we look upon all humanity as one family under the universal Omnipotence of God the Creator and Nourisher of all. Islam rejects the idea of chosen people, making belief in God and good actions the only way to heaven. Thus, a direct relationship in established with God, without any intercessor.
Islam is not a new religion. It is, in essence, the same message and guidance which Allah revealed to all Prophets. Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ismael, David, Moses and Jesus (PBUT). But the message which was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (PBUT) is Islam in its comprehensive, complete and final form.
The Quran is the last revealed word of Allah and the basic source of Islamic teachings and laws. The Quran deals with the basis of creeds, morality, history of humanity, worship, knowledge, wisdom, God-man relationship, and human relationship in all aspects. Comprehensive teaching on which, can be built sound systems of social justice, economics, politics, legislation, jurisprudence, law and international relations, are important contents of the Quran. Hadith, the teachings, sayings and actions of Prophet Mohammed (PBUT), meticulously reported and collected by his devoted companions. Explained and elaborated the Quranic verses.
THE FUNDAMENTAL ARTICLES OF FAITH IN ISLAM
The true faithful Muslim believes in the following Principal articles of faith:-
  1. He believes in One God 'Allah', Supreme and Eternal, Infinite and Mighty, Merciful and Compassionate, Creator and Provider.
  2. He believes in all Messengers of God without any discrimination among them. Every known nation had a warner or Messenger from God. They were chosen by God to teach mankind and deliver His divine message. The Quran mentions the name of twenty five of them. Among them Mohammad stands as the last Messenger and the crowning glory of the foundation of Prophethood.
  3. Muslin believes in all scriptures and revelations of God. They were the guiding light which the Messengers received to show their respected peoples the Right Path of God. In the Quran a special reference is made to the books of Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus. But long before the revelations has been lost or corrupted. The only authentic and complete book of God in existence in the Quran.
  4. The true Muslim believes in the Angels of Allah. They are purely spiritual and splendid beings whose nature requires on food, drink or sleep. They spend their days and nights in the worship of God.
  5. Muslim believes in the last Day of Judgement. This world will come to an end someday, and the dead will rise to stand for their final and fair trial. People with good records will be generously, rewarded and warmly welcomed to the Heaven of Allah, and those with bad records will be punished and cast into Hell.
  6. Muslim believes in the timeless knowledge of God and His power to plan and execute His planes and nothing could happen in His Kingdom against His will. His knowledge and power are in action at all times and command over His creation. He is wise and merciful, and whatever He does must have a meaningful purpose. If this is established in our mind and hearts, we should accept with good faith all that He does, although we may fail to under stand it fully, or think it is bad.
THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM
Faith without actions arid practice is a dead end, as far as Islam is concerned. Faith by nature is very sensitive and can be most effective. When it is not out of practice or out of use, it quickly loses its liveliness and motivation power.
There are five pillars of Islam:
  1. The declaration of faith: To bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Mohammad (PBUH) is His Messenger to all human beings till the Day of Judgment. The Prophethood of Mohammad obliges the Muslims to follow, His exemplary life as a model.
  2. Prayers: Daily, prayers are offered five times a day as a duty towards Allah. They strengthen and enliven the belief in Allah and inspire man to a higher morality. They purify the heart and prevent temptation towards wrong - doings and evil.
  3. Fasting the month of Ramadan. The Muslims during the month of Ramadan not only abstain from food, drink and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset but also sincerity and devotion. It develops a sound social conscience, patience, unselfishness and will - Power.
  4. Zakkah: The literal and simple meaning of Zakkah is purity. The technical meaning of this word designates the annual amount in kind or coin which a Muslim with means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. But the religious and spiritual significance of Zakkah is much deeper and more lively. So it has humanitarian and sociopolitical values.
  5. Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah): It is to be performed once in a lifetime, if one can afford it financially and physically.
 
tay
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Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 10, French officials say.






BBC News - Gun attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo kills 11
 
Blackleaf
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It's an evil cult which MUST be defeated. Now is the time for action. Not tomorrow or next year. NOW. This is so obvious it's staring us right in the face.

Of course, it will never happen. Our wet lettuce, Guardian-reading, liberal politicians will continue to make apologies on behalf of the Muslims and come out with the usual nonsensical comments like "These people do not represent Islam" or "Islam is a peaceful religion and we hope this does not lead to more Islamophobia."

Muslims will continue being treated more favourably in the West than any other religion and politicians will just continue to *****-foot around whenever more Muslim terror attacks occur. And keep occurring they will whilst we continue to take no action against this evil cult and its followers.

2015 is going to be yet another year of Islamic atrocities across the globe.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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It's a religion, and like all religions, it's an unscientific attempt to impose order and control on an essentially random world.

The surest evidence of this is that there is absolutely no evidence that the religious are in any way different from the non-religious, save in what they do for an hour on Sunday morning or Friday evening.

Many devout Christians have been murderers, rapists, and thieves. And many have been beacons of charity and service to their communities. The same is true of Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Shinto, and every other religion. And of agnostics and atheists. And of many of the philosophies that are essentially religions, such as Confucianism, nationalism, and the NFL.

Whatever fairy tale you need to feel secure.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

It's a religion, and like all religions, it's an unscientific attempt to impose order and control on an essentially random world.

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It is not only a religion, but a political philosophy. An exceptionally dangerous political philosophy that recognizes no authority aside from the Koran, which is a text that demands war on the infidel until Islam rules the world.

The Koran encourages murder.

ISIS practices the purest form of Islam.

Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post


The surest evidence of this is that there is absolutely no evidence that the religious are in any way different from the non-religious, save in what they do for an hour on Sunday morning or Friday evening.

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You have never known many actual Christians. As one that was brought up by devout Baptists, let me tell you, you are way off track.

Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Many devout Christians have been murderers, rapists, and thieves. And many have been beacons of charity and service to their communities. The same is true of Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Shinto, and every other religion. And of agnostics and atheists. And of many of the philosophies that are essentially religions, such as Confucianism, nationalism, and the NFL.

Whatever fairy tale you need to feel secure.

Yep. And when a "Christian" is a murderer or a rapist or a thief, he does so in defiance of the tenets of his religion, he disproves his own claim to Christianity, he stands outside the religion. He defies Jesus Christ.

When a Muslim kills an infidel, or rapes an infidel, or robs an infidel, he is simply following the example of Mohammed, and is practicing Islam by forcing submission on the infidel. He honours Mohammed.

As for the idiots that refuse to see the threat inherent in Islam, that are constantly apologists for this fascist ideology, well we can no longer afford "Whatever fairy tale you need to feel secure."
 
DaSleeper
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A Christian tenet "Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and unto God what belongs to God"...

Just find me a similar one in the Qur'an......
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Yep. And when a "Christian" is a murderer or a rapist or a thief, he does so in defiance of the tenets of his religion, he disproves his own claim to Christianity, he stands outside the religion. He defies Jesus Christ.

I'm sure that's a great comfort to his victims.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I'm sure that's a great comfort to his victims.

I am sure that a Muslim's victims are happy he will enjoy his place in paradise.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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I really can't discuss this with you. I'm trying to get back to some sort of working relationship with you, and here I am getting snarky again. Suffice to say that I don't see a difference between a religion that espouses peace whose adherents commit war and violence, and a religion that espouses war and violence whose adherents commit war and violence (accepting arguendo that that's a fair characterisation of Christianity and Islam respectively).

I simply do not see the difference. To me it just means that religion is ineffective at changing behaviour on any significant scale.

I'm sure you disagree, and I'm good with that. I just honestly don't see how it can be anything but "a distinction without a difference."
 
tay
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Salman Rushdie reacting to the Paris killings




"Religion, a medieval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms," Rusdie said on his Facebook page.






The novelist is familiar with the strain of fundamentalism that resulted in the French attacks. In 1989, the Iranian cleric Ayotollah Khomeni issued a fatwa, calling for Rushdie to be killed for "blaspheming against Islam" in his novel, The Satanic Verses. The threat hung over him for almost a decade.

Reacting to the Paris killings, Rushdie said, "I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity."

He added, "'Respect for religion' has become a code phrase meaning 'fear of religion.' Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect."





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Dexter Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

A Christian tenet "Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and unto God what belongs to God"...

Just find me a similar one in the Qur'an......

There isn't one, in fact what you'll find in the Qu'ran is quite the opposite. No separation of church and state is possible in Islam, the church IS the state and vice versa, an almost certain prescription for oppressive tyranny. But I'm sure you knew that or you wouldn't have issued the challenge...
 
tay
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Christopher Hitchens - Don't waste my time with Islam








www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEcBzxoMB8
 
lone wolf
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If it's beyond reason, it's beyond reasonable - and that goes for all organized religions, gangs and political parties
 
tay
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Medieval Muslim artists often created paintings and illuminated manuscripts depicting Mohammed in full. Several examples are presented here. Other artists of the era drew Mohammed, but left his face blank so as to technically comply with a sporadically enforced Islamic ban on depicting the Prophet; these faceless images are shown in the second section of the Archive.

In 1999, Islamic art expert Wijdan Ali wrote a scholarly overview of the Muslim tradition of depicting Mohammed, which can be downloaded here in pdf format. In that essay, Ali demonstrates that the prohibition against depicting Mohammed did not arise until as late as the 16th or 17th century, despite the media's recent false claims that it has always been forbidden for Muslims to draw Mohammed. Until comparatively recently in Islamic history, it was perfectly common to show Mohammed, either in full (as revealed on this page), or with his face hidden (as shown on the next page). Even after the 17th century, up to modern times, Islamic depictions of Mohammed (especially in Shi'ite areas) continued to be produced.

On this page are many examples of full-faced Mohammed portraits produced by Muslim artists across the centuries. Attributions for each image are given where known.




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Mohammed Image Archive




Links to additional full-face Mohammed images:

This Los Angeles Times article from February 17 points out that several leading museums in the United States possess Islamic portraits of Mohammed in their permanent collections, though they are rarely displayed. (Hat tip: Killgore Trout.)
This February 14 article in the Washington Post also lists several museums and galleries in the U.S. which own paintings of Mohammed.
Several small reproductions of Mohammed can be found on this site by clicking on the small icons in the center of the page.
Two small images of Mohammed leading his army can be found on this Spanish educational site.
The Miraculous Journey of Mahomet , a book by Marie-Rose Seguy, contains many images of Mohammed.
Selection of images from the 15th century manuscript Miraj Nameh .
This Spanish site features a Persian miniature that supposedly depicts Jesus and Mohammed riding together , though there is no attribution for the image. (Hat tip: Raafat.)



Click here to return to the main Mohammed Image Archive page

Other Archive Sections:
Islamic Depictions of Mohammed in Full
Islamic Depictions of Mohammed with Face Hidden
European Medieval and Renaissance Images
Miscellaneous Mohammed Images
Dante's Inferno
Book Illustrations
Book Covers
Satirical Modern Cartoons
The Jyllands-Posten Cartoons
Recent Responses to the Controversy
Extreme Mohammed
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter Sinister View Post

There isn't one, in fact what you'll find in the Qu'ran is quite the opposite. No separation of church and state is possible in Islam, the church IS the state and vice versa, an almost certain prescription for oppressive tyranny. But I'm sure you knew that or you wouldn't have issued the challenge...

Iran in 1953 nationilized the natural resources so the people got a much larger share of the profits, that was a Muslim movement. The Civil war in Afghanistan in the 1970's was Muslims kicking out the Over-lords. In those same years it has been the Christian West making sure they didn't make any social advances. Now the false Christian are crying because for all their promotion of democracy is going to see them become a minority so now they are looking for the justification for a few to rule the many (from a far away land)

Quote: Originally Posted by ahmadabdalrhman View Post

There are five pillars of Islam:
  1. The declaration of faith: To bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Mohammad (PBUH) is His Messenger to all human beings till the Day of Judgment. The Prophethood of Mohammad obliges the Muslims to follow, His exemplary life as a model.
  2. Prayers: Daily, prayers are offered five times a day as a duty towards Allah. They strengthen and enliven the belief in Allah and inspire man to a higher morality. They purify the heart and prevent temptation towards wrong - doings and evil.
  3. Fasting the month of Ramadan. The Muslims during the month of Ramadan not only abstain from food, drink and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset but also sincerity and devotion. It develops a sound social conscience, patience, unselfishness and will - Power.
  4. Zakkah: The literal and simple meaning of Zakkah is purity. The technical meaning of this word designates the annual amount in kind or coin which a Muslim with means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. But the religious and spiritual significance of Zakkah is much deeper and more lively. So it has humanitarian and sociopolitical values.
  5. Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah): It is to be performed once in a lifetime, if one can afford it financially and physically.

1. Joh:4:25-26:
The woman saith unto him,
I know that Messias cometh,
which is called Christ:
when he is come,
he will tell us all things.
Jesus saith unto her,
I that speak unto thee am he.

2.Joh:4:19-20:
The woman saith unto him,
Sir,
I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain;
and ye say,
that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

3. Really, no food or water, for 30 days?? How may joing just to experience that part. Get married, you will be without sex for month than a month. My first time was a comment that the mustard went against the meat and the mayo against the lettuce in a 'proper' sandwich. After making them myself for a lot longer than a month now I can really not tell the difference so doing it is now an 'out of spite' kind of thing. Marriage and religion mix as far as Ge:1 and 2 where a wife has the final world before the man speaks his last words on the subject. The wife is to be silent wheile the husband is speaking with other men in Church, at home and on the other 6 days of the week she is authorized to freely speak her mind.

4. The UN Children's rights pretty much covers all abuses, if Musalims were willing to adopt then in 1953 and 1975 then as more people get a university education as being 'standard' those standard become more of a standard also. No society has ever objected to an increase in right and physical wealth.

5. Learning the Bible promotes universal salvation only has to be done once, if desired, outcome remains the same as long as God is around.
 
DaSleeper
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If you find it soooo nice why don't you move there?
 
MHz
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Me and God already already have an arrangement.
Talk about a square peg in a round hole, if this post doesn't show you are a troll nothing will.

Like 'Little Mosque on the Prairie' kind of move?
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post


I saw "similar" pictures of a Turkish University from 1920's - 2014 and it had less and less people with the majority of decrease being females. Those women that did get a university education show as being more and more covered up. It shows thes quite the stark contrast from non subjugation of women to some fully covered with only a window for their eyes. It was eery.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Me and God already already have an arrangement.
Talk about a square peg in a round hole, if this post doesn't show you are a troll nothing will.

Like 'Little Mosque on the Prairie' kind of move?


You and boreobsessed seem to have a lot in common...The same view on muslims, the West and the same work ethics....meaning you don't want to......
 
B00Mer
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Islam is an Evil Cult of Death, Hate and Violence..

 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

It was eery.

Ya it is, what is missing it the part where the pictures on the left were hauling a lot of cargo that makes people want to run away and join the circus, . . . sorry, that should be 'become a refugee in a tent in a foreign land that doesn't even want you there in the first place.'

Note to all Muslims, avoid all rescue ships labeled Titanic

Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post


You dumb **** all those can be found in the Torah. Only the captured females could not be sold as virgin brides, if you were from the 12 Tribes you better have been a virgin bride as a dowry could have changed hands.

Do you have a link to it being 12 or is that number from one of your fantasies?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Do you have a link to it being 12 or is that number from one of your fantasies?

Sorry 12 is a little old, want's your prophet Muhammad's wife 8 years old.

ISIS Is Now Selling Thousands Of Underaged Sex Slaves In The Nude (WATCH THE VERY RARE VIDEO ON THE SEX SLAVERY MARKET) - Walid Shoebat

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX2kHH7Myg0

Fukking Mussies sould be slughtered like the dogs and pigs they are.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Sorry 12 is a little old, want's your prophet Muhammad's wife 8 years old.

ISIS Is Now Selling Thousands Of Underaged Sex Slaves In The Nude (WATCH THE VERY RARE VIDEO ON THE SEX SLAVERY MARKET) - Walid Shoebat

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX2kHH7Myg0

Fukking Mussies sould be slughtered like the dogs they are.

You said in an earlier post you weren't firing up the ovens. Now you're calling for genocide.

Drinking?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Drinking?

Nah just trolling MegaButtHurtz

Sorry am I taking away from your trolling??
Last edited by B00Mer; Jan 7th, 2015 at 10:06 PM..
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Sorry 12 is a little old, want's your prophet Muhammad's wife 8 years old.

My question was about where you came up with 12. Usual stellar attention span.

Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Nah just trolling MegaButHurtz

So you figured posting some OT Law would shut me up, is that about it? (before I showed up being the amazing Randy part)

Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

You said in an earlier post you weren't firing up the ovens. Now you're calling for genocide.

Drinking?

This isn't the place to come if you are thinking of giving it up.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

My question was about where you came up with 12. Usual stellar attention span.

Didn't watch the video, huh.. thanks for showing everyone your stellar attention span.

Clearly states the AGE of the SLAVES are 12 YEARS OLD..

Later MegaButtHurtz
 
BaalsTears
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#27
Islam is like a busload of people with a driver under the influence at the wheel.
 
MHz
#28
I like how when they resist our invading their land we get all pissed off about it and cry foul. We really have come a longs ways, . . . down.

Some new material

https://twitter.com/jeffjarvis/statu...38768714694656
Last edited by MHz; Jan 7th, 2015 at 10:23 PM..
 
BaalsTears
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

I like how when they resist our invading their land we get all pissed off about it and cry foul. We really have come a longs ways, . . . down.

Some new material

https://twitter.com/jeffjarvis/statu...38768714694656

This latest episode of "workplace violence" occurred in Paris, not Baghdad.

Koran’s Sura 3:151: “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers …”; Sura 8:12: “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”; Bukhari Hadith 52:220: “Allah’s Apostle said … ‘I have been made victorious with terror.’”
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B00Mer
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It's interesting how MHz (AKA MegaButtHurtz), GoreObessed and a few others on this forum defends a Religion of Bigotry, Racism, Misogyny, Terrorism, Paedophilia.. just makes you wonder WHAT they are doing here in Canada, other than living off the Taxpayers and Welfare System as most Muslims do..

80% of Turkish Muslim Settlers in Germany Live off Welfare | Muslim Statistics

 

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