Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 250701 comments on the The Brussels Journal story from Aug 24, 2007, titled Who Is Allah?. In it, The Brussels Journal reports that:

“Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? [...] What does God care what we call him?”

From the desk of Soeren Kern on Fri, 2007-08-24 11:56 Europeans love to mock the salience of religion in American society. via The Brussels Journal

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Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#154599 Nov 19, 2012
Morales wrote:
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the situation in Syria has been almost completely ignored in the media since the gaza conflict started, that article makes sense
The point is that this conflict is multidimensional and existential. Its been fermenting for along time. Its not simply because someone got assasinated.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154600 Nov 19, 2012
Meanwhile...

Paris Hilton takes Mecca
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/1...
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#154601 Nov 19, 2012
Buford wrote:
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_ news/2012/11/19/15285702-real- cease-fire-or-just-another-tim e-out?lite
At the same time, Hamas is clear that it has no intention of ending its war against Israel, whose existence it doesn’t recognize and has pledged to destroy.“Gaza’s demand is not to halt a war,” said Meshaal.“Its demand is for legitimate rights.”
Yes, the man is insane.
Thats why I keep posing the question how can you negotiate peace with an entity that wants to destroy you?

What kept the cold war from fruition was the fact that the Soviets ultimately valued life more than death, and coexistence rather than destruction of their capatalist nemesis. They were sane.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#154602 Nov 19, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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Thats why I keep posing the question how can you negotiate peace with an entity that wants to destroy you?
What kept the cold war from fruition was the fact that the Soviets ultimately valued life more than death, and coexistence rather than destruction of their capatalist nemesis. They were sane.
rabbee: realizing one aspect, of your being totally insane. does not insure, you are completely sane. when all sources of insanity disappear, there is but ONE True SOURCE of Sanity.

in reference to sanity, one must consider the source. even if only one person, is the sanest one on this planet. that is no guarentee, of 100% sanity according to G-D.
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154603 Nov 19, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
Thats why I keep posing the question how can you negotiate peace with an entity that wants to destroy you?
What kept the cold war from fruition was the fact that the Soviets ultimately valued life more than death, and coexistence rather than destruction of their capatalist nemesis. They were sane.
When death "in the cause of Allah and His Messenger" is most highly prized, the only trick is convincing the drones that waging a war of extermination against the "Zionist Entity," meaning the State of Israel, is entirely in keeping with "the cause of Allah and His Messenger."

It's not a hard sell. After all, Allah's Messenger, a.k.a., The Praised One, had issues with Jews...
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154604 Nov 19, 2012
I should add that BECAUSE Mohammad had issues with Jews, so did Allah.
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#154605 Nov 19, 2012
Buford wrote:
Meanwhile...
Paris Hilton takes Mecca
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/1...
thats really funny

"The Mecca store is Hilton's fifth in Saudi Arabia, bringing the grand total of Paris Hilton shops to 42..".
Mahmood

Schomberg, Canada

#154606 Nov 19, 2012
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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See, when you talk with muslims about the fallacies of their religion, holy book ect., you should do it not by giving your point of view but by taking their point of views and show all the fallacy.
For example let's say I'm muslim, but I'm not, I may answer to you by say that those talmudic and rabbinical writings were written by men who were inspired by Allah. So what's the point to tell me that Quran, a book dictated by Allah have some verses taken from books from abrahamic religions that were inspired by the same god?
See, in this case the fact you find the Quran filled with verses from pre-islam books is one of the signs of its inconsistency, but for a muslim is not.
The news doesn't demolish or diminish that book, unless you find quranic verses taken from pre islam pagan sources. In any case the Quran is so full of shit that is obviously the outcome of man and not god.
A muslim will never admit to any form of plagiarizm or flaws in the Koran. To them, the book is flawless and the immutable word of the almighty. My whole point is that one cannot re-hash fiction and present it as facts - that is one of the problems I have with the Koran. The whole Islamic ritual of Hajj is pagan in origin with some minor adjustments.

Its just like taking verses out of Romeo & Juliet and inserting them into some holy book and claiming that the verses are inspired by "god".
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154607 Nov 19, 2012
rabbee yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: realizing one aspect, of your being totally insane. does not insure, you are completely sane. when all sources of insanity disappear, there is but ONE True SOURCE of Sanity.
in reference to sanity, one must consider the source. even if only one person, is the sanest one on this planet. that is no guarentee, of 100% sanity according to G-D.
Sane people don't make the same stupid mistake repeatedly, WHILE EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS EACH TIME.

How many rockets has Hamas fired into Israel over the years?

ARE THE HAMASTANIANS BETTER OFF AS A RESULT?
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154608 Nov 19, 2012
The Hajj is purely of pagan origin.
http://www.bible.ca/islam/islam-myths-hajj-pa...

Of course, the Hajj was RESTORED to Allah's original intentions by Mohammad.

It stands to reason.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#154609 Nov 19, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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I am not Hillary Clinton but I imagine it would be interest in a common defense and a promotion of democracy.
HughBe---List the criteria to be a US ally.

Frijoles---I am not Hillary Clinton but I imagine it would be interest in a common defense and a promotion of democracy.

HughBe--- Knowing that you are a male and Hillary is a female I take your words to mean that you are not as attractive, intelligent and as informed as Hillary. That is ok, it was already known.

Now, are you saying that ALL who share this "common defense" and who promote democracy are American Allies?

Specify the common defence that you have in mind.
Eric

Sugar Grove, IL

#154610 Nov 19, 2012
HughBe wrote:
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HughBe---List the criteria to be a US ally.
Frijoles---I am not Hillary Clinton but I imagine it would be interest in a common defense and a promotion of democracy.
HughBe--- Knowing that you are a male and Hillary is a female I take your words to mean that you are not as attractive, intelligent and as informed as Hillary. That is ok, it was already known.
Now, are you saying that ALL who share this "common defense" and who promote democracy are American Allies?
Specify the common defence that you have in mind.
Socrates is back.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#154611 Nov 19, 2012
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>
Socrates is back.
I, your Socrates, have high hopes for you.

enjoy.

Eric

Sugar Grove, IL

#154612 Nov 19, 2012
HughBe wrote:
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I, your Socrates, have high hopes for you.
enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4yMoMxcHTwwXX
You promised that you would ignore me.

And, you call me a liar.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#154613 Nov 19, 2012
uhuh wrote:
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"Throughout the ages the breath of the power of God has entered into holy souls making them men of God (anashim Elohim) and prophets" (Wisdom of Solomon)
and no man of God would accept as FACT that Satan is the "Archon tou kosmos" (Ruler of this kosmos) or "Theos tou aionos" (God of this aeon)
that is unless he is in fact a man of Satan
uhuh---no man of God would accept as FACT that Satan is the "Archon tou kosmos" (Ruler of this kosmos) or "Theos tou aionos" (God of this aeon)

that is unless he is in fact a man of Satan

HughBe--- Who has misinformed you, uhuh?

Think about this, if God is the RULER of this world and there is so much MURDER, RAPE, INJUSTICE, WARS etc. then surely He is doing a very poor job.

If on the other hand Satan or the god of MURDER, DECEPTION etc. is in RULING then he is doing a good job.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#154614 Nov 19, 2012
Eric wrote:
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You promised that you would ignore me.
And, you call me a liar.
Enjoy the video and have a good night.
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#154615 Nov 19, 2012
HughBe wrote:
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HughBe---List the criteria to be a US ally.
Frijoles---I am not Hillary Clinton but I imagine it would be interest in a common defense and a promotion of democracy.
HughBe--- Knowing that you are a male and Hillary is a female I take your words to mean that you are not as attractive, intelligent and as informed as Hillary. That is ok, it was already known.
Now, are you saying that ALL who share this "common defense" and who promote democracy are American Allies?
Specify the common defence that you have in mind.
I am sure somewhere in Jamaica is an American ambassador who would love to answer your questions.

By the way, I forgot human rights as well. Does Jamaica honor human rights for all? Can gay people walk down the street, hand in hand?
Buford

Scott Depot, WV

#154616 Nov 19, 2012
“Let those who started this crazy war stop it, on our conditions.”~ Khaled Meshaal, Hamas’ leader-in-exile

Umm...Mohammad started this crazy war, and it won't stop until his conditions are met.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#154628 Nov 19, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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I am sure somewhere in Jamaica is an American ambassador who would love to answer your questions.
By the way, I forgot human rights as well. Does Jamaica honor human rights for all? Can gay people walk down the street, hand in hand?
Frijoles---Does Jamaica honor human rights for all?

HughBe--- Are you asking me if Jamaica is like the US in honouring a select group of lawbreakers?

I hope not. If it is the right of some to break the law then it should be the right of ALL to do so.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#154629 Nov 19, 2012
good night

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