MODERATE MUSLIM DILEMNA Part 2: The debate

Posted: May 13, 2014 in Christianity, democracy, Islam

MODERATE MUSLIM DILEMNA Part 2: The debate

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CONSIDERATIONS

Zeba Khan speaks for moderate Muslims in nations that are not controlled by theocratic radicals or dictatorships. She had to defect to the West to live this way and could not in most Muslim countries. She calls herself a Muslim but does not believe the core teachings of the Koran. When the radical Jihadists come to power in any nation where she lives, she is the first to have the crosshairs on her back, then it is the Jews, then the Christians. She can only live this way and have these beliefs because she lives in a country who until now has been governed by Judeo-Christian ethics and a constitutional democracy. This belies the proposition that Islam is a religion of peace.

Ayan Hirsi Ali is under death threat from those Muslims who were raised like Zeba Khan but believed the teachings of the Koran and the Hadiths. She was subject to genital mutilation forced into marriage by the religion of peace. Christians and Jews are not subject to forced marriages or female circumcision and those who apostatize from the faith do not face a legal ruling of death. In Saudi Arabia (a ‘moderate’ Muslim nation, they do). She identifies the blocks to ideological compromise in Islam: Mohammad’s 65 military campaigns, commands to subjugate or kill and bring the world to its knees under Islam, its entitled-victimhood role and its absolutism. Scholarly debate on Islam only happens in the west. This belies the proposition that Islam is a religion of peace.

Maajid Nawaz was a Muslim terrorist who converted under torture to moderate Islam. His story is compelling but atypical. The typical example in Islam and especially the Arab Muslim world is that Muslim-on-Muslim violence is predominant over Muslim-non-Muslim violence. The wars of Apostasy-Sunni-Shia-Salafi—Ismailis-secular-Sikh-India-Paksitan conflicts all paint a very different picture from the depiction of a peaceful Islam. This (as well as Mohammad’s demand for supremacy), belies the proposition that Islam is a religion of peace. Nawaz’s issue is a good one though. If Islam is a religion of peace, why do the radicals rule and why must the Western democracies be the ones that bring them to justice. There are indeed peaceful Muslims but these factors belie the proposition that Islam is a religion of peace.

Douglas Murray states simply that the facts belie the proposition that Islam is a religion of peace.  PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY TO HIS ARGUMENTS. A BRILLIANT SUMMARY OF “THE REALITY OF ISLAM vs HOPE FOR A PEACEFUL ISLAM SOMEDAY.

 

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