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(RNS) The Taliban in Afghanistan beheaded 17 people, allegedly for dancing, according to one Afghan official. The reports shocked people around the world and provided fodder to critics of Islam. Does Islam forbid dancing? By Omar Sacirbey.

5 Comments

  1. I find myself continually amazed and perplexed at what Muslims consider sinful,or”haram”. They don’t like music,they don’t like dancing…do they even know how to enjoy life?? Loveless,joyless,lacking in compassion,mercy,peace,patience,(all their empty claims notwithstanding)…I’ve been a student of Islam for over 20 years,and I have yet to find anything to recommend the religion. The actions perpretrated by the Taliban and the Pakistanis in the affair of the youngster accused of burning pages of the Qu’ran simply affirms my conclusions about Islam;Muslims cannot and will not live up to its ideals. I have no doubt that if it hadn’t been for the police,a blood-crazed mod would have murdered that young girl over a book. A book!!!-Frankly,I would have more respect for Muslims if admitted that they worshipped their own”trinity”: Muhammad,the Qu’ran,and Allah!!

  2. Laurence claims to be a student of Islam for 20 years and can’t recommend a single thing? Yeah right.I have been a student of philosophy for a semester, hated it, but can still recoemmend some things about it.

  3. Latosha Anderson

    Muslims will never have peace, only confusion and corruption. Muslims’s religion only signifies hate and no love for God’s creation. For many years, Muslims have been walking with scales over their eyes, but the time is coming close that scales are going to be remove. They will see the truth just as Saul did (Acts 9:18); then their tongue will confess the name of Jesus Christ. Muslims don’t understand that God love is :
    Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
    Every tongue is going to confess Jesus Christ. Stay strong in the Lord Jesus. Be Bless always.

  4. I think it’s important to remember that, just like us, the muslims have many variations (or denominations) within their religion. The Taliban goombahs who get a sense of power by shopping off heads and declaring jihad every time someone looks at them sideways are more correctly compared to our wackos like Westboro “Baptist” “Church.” Both are far, far outside the ideals and standards of the majority of their faiths and both reflect badly on their respective faiths by carrying the names. I know several Muslims who are not a great deal different from their Christian neighbors in attitude, style, and personal convictions. I do, however, agree with Latosha that they are sadly lacking the peace that only comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Isa al-Mashi to the Muslims), and I’ve found many to be open to learning more about Him, even to the point of accepting His Lordship over their lives. THAT is the emphasis we Christians should have for our Muslim neighbors – their eternal well being more than their current behavior.