In the Islamic world violent extremists are not at all the minority, but the mainstream. 51 to 68 percent of the so called 'Palestinian People' support homicide bombings against innocent civilian non-combatants, depending on which opinion poll you believe. Links: http://www.likud.nl/extr251.html http://www.papillonsartpalace.com/polSl.htm http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/2002/06/13/30299_.html http://www.torahcc.org/news/5763/29-09-02/poll.htm If one wishes to practice Islam correctly, one must live their life in the same manner as the Prophet Mohammad led his. Let's begin with the case of Abu Afak, shall we? Abu Afak urged the people who lived in Medina to doubt and leave Muhammad. Muhammad heard of this and viewed the 120-year-old man as a threat to his credibility, not to his life. Mohammad then ordered a mob hit on the helpless old man. Nowhere does it say that Abu Afak urged his fellow Arabs to attack or harm Muhammad. Yet for speaking his mind, he was murdered, praise Allah. From this story, one can ascertain that Saddam Hussein is in fact following the holy teachings of Islam to the letter, whenever he frequently orders the murder of his critics. Saddam Hussein is a true Muslim for following in the footsteps of the great prophet. Even finer specimens of the genuine Muslim can be found in Yassir Arafat & Osama Bin Laden. Mohammad was of course a terrorist, who loved to murder unarmed civilian non-combatants. Bin Laden is only devoutly following his religion by doing the same. Arafat not only frequently brings fresh civilian blood to Allah, but he also enjoys sodomizing young boys. (Source: former head of Romanian intelligence, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa http://www.jerusalem.indymedia.org/news/2002/05/26364.php ) This is quite consistant with the open pedophillic practices of the holy prophet. In addition to forcing intercourse on a helpless nine year old girl, Mohammad promised his followers that there would be a suppliment to the 72 brown-eyed virgin whores in paradise. That suppliment would be 28 smooth skinned young boys to service his faithful lecherous followers. Question for Muslims: Which of the forty or so Islamic nations do you most admire? Are there ANY without abject poverty, utter devastation, endemic corruption, extreme economic inequities and grotesque injustices? And what would ANY of them be if it were not for all the oil lying beneath them... oil discovered by others, pumped out by others and transported out by others! The fact is that NON-Muslims live far better in this world and certainly enjoy infinitely more physical, emotional and spiritual freedoms! Even your enemy, Israel... despite all your vicious attempts to terrorize her, to have the world boycott her and to pressure the stinking U.N. to isolate her... has a far higher standard of living and a more vibrant society and lifestyle. The misery of the Arab peoples, which remain disproportionately jobless and illiterate, is not the fault of any Westerner (and certainly not Israel)... but rather the doing of their own unelected leaders who have squandered the vast mineral and oil riches within which their lands have been blessed. You praise Allah for this? I strongly suggest you abandon Islam, and convert to a less violent religion. May I suggest Vampirism, Aztec, or Satanism?