After 9/11, the world as a whole, tried to understand why something like that could happen. We bought books, spoke to Muslims we knew, and walked away with some very disturbing answers. Islam seems a dangerous thing, to me, the more I read. It is far more than a religion, it is a political movement, an ideology and it really doesn't want the world to be anything other than Islamic.
I was watching a film the other night called Season of the Witch, about the crusades and witch-burning. After all, the bible does say "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." I don't think Christians can get away with that any more. Mostly because it is murder.
I watch a lot of news around Islam, and I get my sources from many places. Including Al Jazeera - I really do look for a balanced view. I struggle. The Islamic ideology is very far from my own, peaceful, atheist one.
I read about Islamists wanting to destroy the pyramids, the way they destroyed the giant statues of Buddha in Afghanistan, the destruction of mosques holding the bodies of Muslim saints in Timbuktu. I read about killing young girls because they were raped. I read about forceful conversion. On that last point, the Catholics had a good grip of that too back in the very dark ages.
I have tried to engage with so-called moderate Muslims and debate their ideology, but it seems they are forbidden from arguing with non-believers. Perhaps I will be luckier on here. I've never seen an Islamic leader, anywhere, condemn the ongoing terror attacks around the world, that disturbs me too.
There are verses I find highly problematic in the Q'oran, maybe someone here can shed some light on why, in 2012, these are considered to be OK under shari'ah law? I have read the Q'oran and tried to make sense of the Hadith.
Islam advocates killing the non-Muslims and abuses the human rights of minorities and women. Islam expanded mostly by Jihad (holy war) and forced its way by killing the non-believers. In Islam apostasy is the biggest crime punishable by death. Muhammad was a terrorist himself therefore terrorism cannot be separated from the true Islam. Islam means submission and it demands from its followers to submit their wills and thoughts to Muhammad and his imaginary Allah. Allah is a deity that despises reason, democracy, freedom of thought and freedom of expression.
Muhammad lived a less than holy life. His lust for sex, his affairs with his maids and slave girls, his pedophilic relationship at age 54 with Aisha, a 9-year-old child, his killing sprees, his massacre and the genocide of the Jews, his slave making and trading, his assassination of his opponents, his raids and lootings of the merchant caravans and unarmed villagers, his burning of trees, his destroying the water wells, his cursing and invoking evil on his enemies, his revenge on his captured prisoners of war, his torturing of his captives to for greed and his hallucinations such as believing of having sex with his wives when he actually did not, disqualify him as a sane person let alone a messenger of God
An unbiased study of the Quran shows that far from being a “miracle”, that book is a hoax. The Quran is replete with scientific heresies, historic blunders, mathematical mistakes, logical absurdities, grammatical errors and ethical fallacies.
Quran tells Muslims to kill the disbelievers wherever they find them (2:191), murder them and treat them harshly (9:123), slay them (9:5), fight with them (8:65 ), strive against them with great endeavour (25:52), be stern with them because they belong to hell (66:9) and strike off their heads; then after making a “wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives” for ransom ;47:4).
This is how the pagans are to be treated. As for the Christians and the Jews, the order is to subdue them and impose on them a penalty tax, after humiliating them (9:29) and if they resist, kill them.
I really am trying to understand if there are moderate Muslims out there that would be ready to debate this with me, with the understanding that it is not a religious debate I want (I am not religious) but rather an explanation of the ideology and actions.
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