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Convertible

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  1. Suffering is not a competition. Those who engage in competitive suffering risk losing their sense of compassion for others.
  2. Prove it. Is this in Qur'an or a Hadith based on an untrustworthy chain of narration?
  3. It depends. Do we live in an Islamic theocracy? Or a theocracy at all?
  4. God's law. And? Leave it to the Almighty, my Brother. You have no business doing God's work. By being so arrogant as to do God's work on His behalf is blasphemy. That is also punishable. Be very careful, Brother.
  5. Huh? That makes no sense. Let God sort it out. That means God's law is the ultimate law. Your personal opinion is complete bunk and is not law in any way, shape or form.
  6. Of course I do. Let God sort it out. I suggest you stay out of it. It is none of your business.
  7. Forgot to quote Bakr Well, I am referring to race, not ethnicity as determined and defined by the US judicial system and in reference to discrimination NOT harassment. The law is specific regarding discrimination versus harassment. To be clear, a Caucasian-American, by law, must not, discriminate against an African-American. And an African-American Hutu cannot discriminate against nor harass an African-American Tutsi. The law is specific with or without nuance. The Caucasian-African case is an example of racial discrimination and the African-African case is an example of ethnic
  8. 1. Like what? In what type of situation are you allowed to murder a homosexual? I know of instances in which a homosexual was executed/murdered in a predominantly-Muslim country BECAUSE he was homosexual. Is that right or just in your view? Do you actually advocate for the murder of homosexuals? Sounds like Hitler and the Nazi regime. And if that is guilt by association, then you are guilty, guilty, guilty!! When are you allowed to express your displeasure? When? Is it your right to express such displeasure? I think God would not be so forgiving of such behavior against homosexuals.
  9. I'm angry? Not quite sure how you arrive at that conclusion. Anyway........... Are you actually allowed to speak against homosexuals? Specifically, to what extent are you allowed to express your displeasure with homosexuals? Internet posts? Yelling in their face? Murder? As far as the term "God's children", I understand that this is most definitely contrary to Islamic belief. Specifically, in our prayers we say "Neither is He begetting nor begot", which means that God does not have any children. But I should qualify myself and let you know that I was raised a Christian within wh
  10. You question my beliefs as a Shi'a? Shame on you. Too many people are caught up in other peoples' business. You're better off staying out of it. How does it actually affect your life?
  11. How they feel or think or what they do sexually is between them and God. It's none of your business. Accept them for who they are (God's children) and stay out of their personal business. But of you want to get caught up in other peoples' personal business, then that is on you.
  12. All laws are written and designed to discriminate against a particular population. It is what laws are for. Race has been considered an immutable characteristic by the US judicial system for quite a while now. What this means is that a person cannot be discriminated against because of a characteristic that they are born with (race and gender etc); an immutable characteristic. The US judicial system is starting to characterize homosexuality, sexual preference and gender identity as immutable characteristics. Ad because a person's sexuality is a born-with immutable characteri
  13. It doesn't take away from your condescending argumentation style. But if you want to equate yourself with the hateful, then so be it. God gave all of us free will. The association is made by yourself and I am merely pointing out how you are just like the people who hate you. Haters gonna hate no matter what cloak they wear.
  14. I find your argumentation style appalling. Poor logic? Reading comprehension? Would you like to know who else uses these same points? Far-right American Christian nuts who hate your guts and will stop at nothing to ban Muslims from entering the United States. So, nice job! You just put yourself on par with the very people who despise you to the very core. You are putting yourself at the exact same level of people who call the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) a pedophile. It is this type of people who use the exact same argumentation style as you. Food for thought, Brother. Good luck
  15. Wow! What I see in this thread is one particular person being extremely condescending and another be civil. First of all, liberals do not "support" Muslims because they are an ethnic minority (there are plenty of Caucasian Muslims), it is because there is oppression and discrimination in this society because of their religious identity. It has nothing to do with ethnicity and everything to do with a group being discriminated against. Once that group is not discriminated against, then the job of the liberal is complete and they will move on to the next group that is getting the shaft by ma
  16. Not so fast baradar_jackson. You may want to "unlike" my last post. The people have just voted against their best interest. Good luck! I am leaving this country behind.
  17. That sounds about right!! Glad your parents made it for you to be born!
  18. Yes, there were some killings at the hands of the Saudis. Once we built the camps, we stayed around providing armed security and medical support, but then handed over the camp's operation to the Saudis. Within a couple days of us leaving the camps, we heard about the first massacre. Memory has a way of tricking ourselves, but I remember 27 killed and wounded. We were horrified by the news. Truly horrified, but also relieved to be finally going home, while we left behind so many people.
  19. The current Iraqi government is trying to do what it can. Needless to say many records of deeds and titles to property and assets are destroyed, but there has, at least, been somewhat of an attempt to right the wrongs. I know of one family in particular that recently visited Iraq in order to recover lost assets. It's proven to be a rough ride for them with all of the bureaucracy and lost records proving worth of assets or even if the assets existed to begin with. This same family actually succeeded in finding their house they fled in mid-March 1991. It was occupied by another family.
  20. Thank you for sharing your father's story. The Saudis virtually had no choice in taking Iraqis. Once the major fighting was done we began to push north back into Iraq and came across wave after wave of people fleeing south. We gave away as much food and water that we could spare, tell them to keep going south and eventually they would be picked up and then we would move on to find another group of people and then another, and then another...... Eventually, it became clear that camps needed to be built. I think they selected Rafha because it has an airport.
  21. Salaam Brother, I feel for you. The conditions were horrible. I literally helped to build that thing from the ground up. I would very much like to learn more of your experiences, if you are willing to talk about it. I know you were quite young, but you obviously have some memories of it. I will send you a private message. Thank you.
  22. I know this thread is ancient by internet standards, but it's been bumped and I've never noticed it before, soooooooo........here it goes. Nice and simple. I have been there and done that when it comes to the military. This post is for any of our Sisters and Brothers trying to decide whether to join the U.S Armed Forces. There are only two kinds of people in the military: 1. Killers 2. Supporters of the killers, whether it is being a cook, handling finance and payroll, recruiting Stateside, mechanic etc etc. Two kinds of people and that is it. Let this be food for thou
  23. And it is my love of God that will compel me to protect myself and leave. It is not worth it. I was a long-time lurker here carefully scanning the threads for hate speech and found little, but now it seems to have grown. I will protect myself, my dignity and integrity. Now that I know of certain people here, I cannot allow my posts to be "Liked" by known hate mongers.
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