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Muslim's Paradise, and Christian's Heaven

Q5. Dr. Labib, can we talk a little bit about Muslim's Paradise, and Christian's Heaven?

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Oh, yes. Well, Muslim Paradise is described in the Quran in very plain words. And in surat Mouhammed, surat number 47, verse 15, and I am reading from the Quran, so anyone who is watching could go back to the Quran and make sure that I have said that, the description of Paradise which have been promised, it said in it are rivers of water that taste and smell of which are not changed. Rivers of milk, of which the taste never changes. Rivers of wine, delicious to those who drink . And rivers of clarified honey. There are in for them in every kind of fruit, and forgiveness from their lord. So in the Muslim Paradise you'll find rivers of waters, rivers of milk, and rivers of wine. The most interesting thing, that the Quran forbids drinking alcohol. It's forbidden in any Islamic society to drink alcohol. No whiskey, no wine permitted. But in Paradise it will not be bottles, it will be rivers. You drink, and you drink, and you drink, and you drink. One time I asked a Muslim friend, "How come?" The Quran says that wine is forbidden. If it's forbidden here, why it should be permitted there? He said, "For Allah to compensate us for what we did not do during our life on Earth."

Then you go to surat Al Tor, this is surat number 52. And beginning of verse 17, another description of the Paradise of the Muslims. "Verily, the pious (righteous people, good people, good Muslims) will be in gardens (Paradise means garden, you see), and the delight, enjoying in that which their lord has bestowed on them. And their lord saved them from the torment of the blazing fire, eat (Allah is telling to the Muslims) and drink with happiness because of what you used to do." Salvation here is by works, not by faith, or not by grace. "They would recline on beds, arranged in ranks, and we shall marry them to fair women with wide, lovely eyes." Oh, how many?

If you go to the Hadis, it is said it is between 70 and 100 women for each man. Is that the eternal life we are looking to? Is that what we want to enjoy in the after life? Women with lovely, wide eyes? 70? 100? One of the writers in Egypt wrote an article, one day, and he said, "Listen, if any Muslim will marry 70 or 100 women in heaven, in Paradise I mean, I am sorry, then he will be occupied from morning to evening to them. He will not have time to think about spiritual things, about God, about anything. Women around him..." And then he said, in a mocking way, "One woman is enough to this terrible life? You want hundred of them?" But this is the Muslim anticipating. When they die, they want milk, pure water, they don't have pure water, plenty of pure water; they have gas in Saudi Arabia, but not pure water, not easy, you see, milk, wine, and pure water. Women with wide, lovely eyes, and that is all of it.

And the most important thing is that man will sleep with these 70 or 100 women each day, and the next day they will turn to be virgins again. How come? This is what they say, that they will be virgins again, and again, and again. What kind of imagination is that, and what kind of paradise is that? And the question I ask is, "Well, all right. Men, you will enjoy 70 women. What about women? How many men they enjoy? Or is paradise for men only?? So, when you go and read the Quran, you will find out that the paradise of Islam is a sensual paradise. It is not a spiritual paradise.

But then, when you go to the Bible, the difference is great. The Saducees came to Jesus Christ one time, with a question. And they said to Him, "Rabbi, we have a question for you." "All right, what is the question?" "We have seven men, seven brothers, and as you know that Moses commanded us that if someone marry a woman and he dies without living a heir, his brother will take that woman, and then the first born will be on the name of the brother who died. And then this woman, they said to Him, married one, after one, after one, until she married the seven, and then she died." And the question of the Saducees was, that is in Matthew 22:25, "now there were with us seven brothers, and the first died, and last of all, the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be, for they all had her?" What was the answer of Jesus? Listen, "Jesus answered and said to them: You are mistaken, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given to marriage, but are like the angels of God in heaven." Look, the Quran says you will marry women with wide, lovely eyes. Jesus says no marriage in heaven; we'll be like angels. And why should we marry? Here we marry to reproduce. I am going to die, I have to have children so life would go on. My children should marry, will have children, life will go on. But, if there is a time, a point when I am not going to die, then why children? I am not going to die. I will be here eternally. I am not in need for someone to inherit me, to be my heir. But in the Quran, it is sensual, it is sex in full detail. But in the Bible nothing like that.

Then when we come to that last book of the Bible, we have paradise lost in the book of Genesis, because of sin; we have heaven regained in the book of Revelation. And what kind of heaven? Listen on what we read in Revelation 21, "Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away; and there was no more sea." Sea is the symbol of separation. No separation, no more sea.

"And then I john I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven, from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."

And I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, Behold, , the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, God himself will be with them, and be their God."

Paradise lost, where God used to come and talk with Adam and Even. Heavens gain, when God will come back to talk to us. What a day! And then listen, "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away."

"And then he who sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new."

This is heaven, this is what we are looking for, a place where there is no more death, no more sorrow, no more pain, not 70 women. No! We want to enjoy God himself!

Then we come to Revelation 22, and see the climax of it: "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb."

"In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was a tree of life,..."

"And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him;"

"And they shall see his face; and his name shall be on their foreheads."

Moses said to the Lord, "Show me your face, please! I want to see your face!" He said, "Hold it. No man can see my face and live. But there will come a day when we have the glorified bodies, and we will see the face of God himself." This is eternal life in its reality, not 70 women, or 100 women, and sensual, and rivers of wine. All that cannot go. Think about this, and you will see the authenticity of Christianity, the purity of Christianity, and compare it with Islam. You will say, "No, I cannot be a Muslim. I will never, never accept Islam as my religion."

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+9 # Richard Spencer 2011-08-21 17:47
It seems that Mohammed's "X-rated" paradise is for men only! What "opposite sex" rewards do righteous Muslim women get in this Islamic heaven?
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+1 # muhammad 2013-03-01 03:29
To Richard Spencer, Please read the holy quran you wiil find your ans.
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+3 # Visitor 2012-10-24 22:38
Interesting but unfortunately not objective enough.

I feel the muslim voice is too absent here for me to make up a complete image of the answer.
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0 # Abd 2012-11-26 18:56
We welcome your input to make this page more objective.
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0 # Koz 2013-04-13 16:57
Very bad answer my friend, this is no way to respond to anybody as it only moves people away from understanding. Wishing people to hell is hell is unislamic. No man be it christian or muslim is guranteed heaven withiut the mercy if Allah. In relaition to the article 70- 100 or even 1, this is just one aspect of heaven that you are using to stain islam. It no way representation of Heaven from an islamic perspective. Read more of the Quran.
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0 # yousef salman 2013-04-21 21:30
Peace upon who accept the truth ..what you say that only in heaven we will see God is true really but that negate your faith that Jesus peace be upon him is God because he was seen in this life and Allah said to Moses peace be upon him :No man can see my face and live.So pls reflect and accept the truth. Allah said in Nobel Quran :. “.. and you will find the nearest in love to the believers those who say: ‘We are Christians.’ That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. And when they listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognised. They say: Our Lord! We believe; so write us down among the witnesses.” (Quran 5:83)
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0 # Karaz Bishara 2014-11-26 22:57
Yousef, when God says this to Moses, he is saying you cannot see God's spirit and live. When God came down to the earth and lived a perfect life, he called himself Jesus. This is the mystery of how God works. Jesus was fully God and fully man when he walked the earth. He was God revealed in the flesh and could, therefore, be seen.
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0 # A Man 2013-05-11 02:35
first muslims belive that every one who enters heaven will by god's mercy-faith-and then work even prohpet muhammed said he would enter heaven unless god have mercy on him.
second. the 70 virgins hadith is not in the sahih .the virgins becoming virgins again is a weak hadith.
third islam says we will have phyisical bodies but diffrent than our bodies the prophet says that the people of heaven would look like the son of mary (jesus)
because he went to heaven
fourth . we cannot see god in these bodies but in our new blessed bodies like the son of mary
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0 # cheryl 2013-05-11 07:32
Jesus died on the cross for our sins there is no other way to heaven.I wish all to be saved. Please ask for the truth
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0 # Mohammed pbuh 2013-06-07 23:13
Islamic scriptures inform us that most women won’t make it to heaven and are destined for hell

."Among the inmates of Heaven women will be theminority" (Sahih Muslim 36: 6600);........


"I (Mohammed) have seen that the majority ofthe dwellers of Hell-Fire were women...[because]they are ungrateful to their husbands and theyare deficient in intelligence" (Sahih Bukhari:2:18:161; 7:62:125, 1:6:301).


That is a womans place in Al jannah. Alahu Akbar Alahu Akbar and Alahu Akbar. Very much :roll:
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0 # Mohamed Abdulkarim 2013-06-13 15:18
We also find men in Janna Read Quran 76:19
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+1 # Adel 2013-06-21 18:10
This seems a bit biased
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0 # voice pf truth 2013-07-06 11:34
it is really rediculous i live in a muslim country i read quran and hadith of our prophet and imams and ive never seen things that you said here there is no word that tells us about the amount of women we dont drink in this world and neither in the paradise and good women that go to paradise can have handsome men.this is human beings nature can you fight with that?im so sorry for you for giving false information to people and making distances between people who are worshippig the same god.
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0 # Brethren 2013-07-22 02:57
So the objective according to Muslims is do good acts on earth now so you can party and have sex in the after life? " sex is great and fun that is why Allah promised us". Really? That's the theological answer that you are going with? What kind of great promise is that when you can already have that "paradise" on earth if you want. That does not put my soul at ease having sex with virgins. When I think of heaven it is peaceful eternity with God the creator. Heaven, God and sex just doesn't seem like what the creator had as his master plan for eternal life.
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0 # Bill 2013-08-01 09:16
There is much variety within Islam. To compare our modern and enlightened views of heaven with the cultural setting in the Arab world 1,500 years ago, is unfair. How each child of God/Allah envisions the afterlife is personal and cultural. Please give Muslims a chance to grow without demeaning the quality of their "beliefs". When Moses sang,"God is a God of war", it was before the revelation of love brought to us by the Master. Islam is redefining itself as it rubs against the rest of the world. the fanatics are only proof of change. Love your neighbor...even those who see God differently than you do. Are you willing to state that the faith acts of Muslims have no reward in heaven?
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+2 # Karaz Bishara 2014-10-23 22:30
Bill, Are "faith acts" worth anything if they are not done in faith to the One true God? Let me describe it this way: A teacher told a student to sharpen pencils to achieve a reward at the end of the day. The student believed the teacher would be happy with a clean and organized desk instead. Would the student achieve the reward from his teacher? No - because he did not do what the teacher asked. The same is with us and God. God has given one way to salvation, that is through faith in what he has done through Jesus. Regardless of how sincere people may be, if they do not accept that one way God has provided for salvation, faith acts are pointless.
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0 # XbR 2013-09-04 07:48
Here again I would lik to request you to be objective and unbiased, meaning here by showing the clear picture of both of the religions. Quran and Hadith depict a detailed picture of heaven (jannah).
I would like to share some of the verses from Quran:
"Truly! The pious and righteous persons will be amidst Gardens and water-springs (Paradise). "(It will be said to them): 'Enter therein, in peace and security.' "And We shall remove from their breasts any sense of injury , (So they will be like) brothers facing each other on thrones. "No sense of fatigue shall touch them, nor shall they be asked to leave it."

Quran 15: 45-48

I will share others later on.
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0 # XbR 2013-09-04 07:54
Here I would like to share one more verse from the Quran:
And those who kept their duty to their Lord will be led to Paradise in groups, till, when they reach it, and its gates will be opened (before their arrival for their reception) and its keepers will say: Salamun 'Alaikum (peace be upon you)! You have done well, so enter here to abide therein." And they will say: "All the praises and thanks be to Allah Who has fulfilled His Promise to us and has made us inherit (this) land. We can dwell in Paradise where we will; how excellent a reward for the (pious good) workers!"

Quran 39: 73-74

In paradise we would be given whatever we wish to have.
Those who have read freudian theory, must appreciate the ideology of Quran about paradise.

There is much to share, but we all are supposed to probe more and more.
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0 # zahra 2013-10-25 15:21
you are questioning polygamy in
Islam without knowing the real reason?Polygamy for your information is allowed to Muslim men to avoid adultery ..
And why don't you ask yourself how many Christians commit adultery ? Friends of Shaitan .. astaghfirullah
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0 # Karaz Bishara 2014-10-30 23:44
Zahra, how is "allowed" polygamy any different from adultery? Sexual relations outside of marriage between ONE man and ONE woman is adultery regardless of what form it takes. Polygamy is adultery!
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0 # nicholas ben gurion 2014-01-04 17:09
sounds like a gangbang to me in that paradise... feels i was reading penthouse or playboy magazine plus wine review.....
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+1 # trying tohelp 2014-03-17 22:59
Ok, im sorry but the 70 virgins are misinterpretati ons. They are there for those who want yhem and for women their husbands or choee male partners wkll be perfect and please you forgot the part in the Quran when Allah says he will show his Face. You have mentioned only some parts and made them sound boring. Anyway what would u like in paradise. Allah will give the people in Paradise what ever they want. Btw Allah hates the wine on Earth as it intoxicating. Whereas if you read the Quran and check all translations and consider the muslim ideology then you may understand that the wine in paradise in NOT INTOXICATING. LOL get ur facts right
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0 # Muslimperson 2014-04-11 17:16
Please ignore that "jesus" guy who commented.
The meanings of the verses of the Qur'an and Hadith have been distorted by misogynistic men and scholars of Islam who clearly believe themselves to be superior.
As stated in the Qur'an, everyone will have whatever they desire. This includes men and women.
Unfortunately, women are almost afraid to voice their concerns in a male dominated society so men get all the limelight and freedom to say whatever they want.
The word "Hur" (literally, person with beautiful eyes) pertains to both genders as does "Azwaj Mutaharra" (literally, holy/purified spouses). These are for both men and women. But men of today have twisted this to control their wives and to reassure them that they will be slaves even in Jannah. Perfect Heaven, ay?
However there are some sane men too who believe in the correct definitions and preach them.
Dear sisters, please don't believe anything misogynistic men say. Jannah is freedom for all.
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0 # Lawrence Lynn 2014-04-19 04:46
This article is void of any muslim response. If its true, if this is the muslim idea of paradise i reject it . Life itself is the most precious gift givin by god not virgins. Such desires cause men to do evil, it would be evil to place a man in a situation void of self control. Is this muslim paradise a world of fools.
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+2 # Questioning 2014-04-28 02:48
I doubt you will ever read this again, but #jesus, you just sound defensive and aren't actually defending your case. I think it's sad that you believe this with such anger and hate. Btw, Jesus is God in the flesh. He came to earth splitting Himself from God because a perfect sacrifice (someone that can live without doing something wrong. God is the only one perfect enough to be the sacrifice. He died an excruciating death to concur death and take the punishment of evil which is Hell from those who will except it. We aren't worthy to be with God bc He is holy. Without Jesus' sacrifice, we wouldn't be able to be worthy of His presence but through Christ, we are bc of what He did. God has high standards. Even something as little as a lie is worthy of Hell. That's why we need Him. We won't just sit around when in Heaven. There will be so much to do bc we will be with our Creator! God as Jesus came to earth for all. We just have to choose whether or not to accept the free gift.
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+3 # T 2014-05-20 13:12
@Jesus I suggest you actually use your brain to think with instead of play with. Do you not see that you are to be a moral decent human being while here on earth? Why would you need to be that if your just going to go to paradise and be immoral? Why is your idea of Paradise a legal brothel of unlimited sex with other women who are not your wife? and you get to drink as much wine as you want while being serviced sexually by young boys if you so desire? That religion is so corrupted it's boggles the mind why you defend it!
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-1 # Rasheed 2014-07-09 17:08
As Salaamu Alaikum
The Islamic view for Jannah(Paradise )in Islam is a beautiful&glorious reward from God Allah. Paradise is ALL ABOUT PLEASURE. Allah rewards us in a new life where NO negativity pain,war,illnes s,bacteria,deat h,jealousy,hatr ed,will exist.Marriage to gorgeous spouses.The Men&women of Paradise are promised to receive whatever they desire.The wine in Paradise is:White& delicious to the drinkers;no bad effect is there in it nor will they become intoxicated(Al Quran 37:46-47).Rivers of milk&honey.The gravel of Paradise will be of diamonds& pearls& its scent will be of saffron& musk.After we eat&drink we wont have to excrete waste from our bodies as in this life.We will wear bracelets of gold&silver,&the finest silk robes.Eating only the finest meats, all kinds of fruit&living in the finest mansions of beauty. Reclining on raised thrones a fitting desire for ALL mankind.But the greatest gift:to see the light of God Allah.Paradise a PHYSICAL&SPIRITUAL ETERNAL PLEASURE.
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+3 # Abd El-Massih 2014-10-01 20:26
Racheed
Quoting Rasheed:
But the greatest gift:to see the light of God Allah.Paradise a PHYSICAL&SPIRITUAL ETERNAL PLEASURE.


can you please show me from your Quran where in your Paradise you will see the light of God? Please show me where in the Quran that in Paradise you will have one glimpse of "SPIRITUAL PLEASURE" - ?
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0 # spear 2014-10-14 00:36
Sounds like the Muslim paradise is a realm jst above humans where there is still strong cravings and lust for mundane things to satisfy the human 5 senses; nothing spiritual like God.
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-1 # irfan shaikh 2014-08-08 10:04
Their will not be birth or inheritance in hereafter/paradise. Kindly give this author horse glasses to read quran properly. And all of my Christian brethens Jesus is not ur saviour as he will be in custody to clarify in front of God and us for the blasphemy as to he told people to worship him and his mother along with God. Tell this author to see this thing also in quran properly for all of ur references Hadeeths is not the saying of prophet muhammed peace be upon him and it is inducted in Islam after the demise of prophet muhammed 200 years. Most of the comparison from that book distort the real messages in quran.
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+1 # Abd El-Massih 2014-10-01 20:27
Irfan ,

Tell us where the author distorted the real message of the Quran if you are making such claim.
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0 # Message from god 2014-09-06 04:54
my dear friends , you told that angels has going nothing in hevean , sorry boss angels will praising god and they will be accepting gods words and they will carrying gods words to us . if i am wrong then who told to prophet muhammud about god word ? its angel . isnt it . u people wont have wine here then what u people will have there in heaven ? , sex is a enjoyment ? come on its a part of life thats all . why most of the people wont have interest in sex when they came to know about god ? because its not a enjoyment boss its time waste for them ,they can worship god in the same time . i hope u got the answer
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+1 # Deepak 2014-10-04 19:13
TO Abd el Massih

You asked to see where the message is distorted.
the sincere gentleman is surely a aware about the other following who make the COMPARAISON between the rewards. (Chp 9 /72) read carefully:Allah has promised the believing men and believing women gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally, and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence; BUT approval from Allah is GREATER It is THAT which is the great attainment وَعَدَ الله المؤمنين والمؤمنات جنات تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الأنهار خالدين فِيهَا ومساكن طَيّبَةً في جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ ورضوان مّنَ الله أكْبَرُ ذلك هُوَ الفوز العظيم
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0 # Bias alejandro 2014-10-06 03:08
Its sad when people just dont want to live in harmony and be happy for others. I just want to also say the way western society acts is worse than what this guy is trying to portray as an Islamic heaven. In the end God is God and heaven is anything you want it to be. Its happiness so whatever floats your boat you get son. Just love God and be kind and peaceful and God will certainly put you in heaven. Hes all loving and character is something everyone needs to work on because its what makes God happy for sure.
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0 # Karaz Bishara 2014-10-17 00:15
Bias, as nice as that sounds, examine whether your hypothesis can possibly be true. If one religion says you get to heaven on a boat and another religion says you have to walk through the desert, both cannot possibly be true. The god of Islam and the God of Christianity are two very different deities according to each religion's scriptures. What you need to do is examine both and seek Truth. All religions are so different they cannot all be true. There is, of necessity, one Truth. I encourage you to read the Bible, study religions and open your heart to find the truth. "Just love God and be kind" is not enough. What if someone's religion mandates being mean to people? There must be an absolute moral authority - that authority is God. You need to find out which God. Read the Bible, my friend.
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0 # Fran 2014-10-28 19:17
Thanks for finally writing about >Muslim's Paradise, and Christian's Heaven
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0 # sha 2014-10-29 10:42
Its seem likes this things keep saying muslim is something not true. Suck.
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