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The reformation myth.

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Submitted by Monty (United Kingdom), Sep 12, 2007 at 06:18

I don't believe we will see any reformation to make islam compatible with western egalitarian, democratic, tolerant pluralism. The so called "moderate" muslims kid us that islam is a religion of peace, and when asked about the abundance of violence and hatred in the Quran, they either melt away or claim those verses to be historical narrative only. If you ask that same muslim why the Quran cannot be reformed to abrogate the violence, he will blithely respond that without that hatred, there will be nothing left of islam. Or he will deny all knowledge of the doctrine of abrogation.

And that is true. Outrageous but true.

Very few of them will follow you to the end of the debate, and concur with the need for radical change of the text. They put themselves at risk by doing so, and they give us nothing but false hope.

Meanwhile, the ducking and diving from the propaganda brigade simply beggars belief. Dishonesty on such a scale only ever results from extensive and meticulous training. Even bin laden must get peeved at their consistent denial of any muslim involvement in 9/11, after going to all that trouble to stamp his name and the cause of islam all over it. But undeterred, they persist in their 3 point defence of "It wasn't us", followed by "it must have been Jews", and rounded off with "and if you displease us we will do it again".

Who was it who said, if you're going to tell a lie, tell a big lie?

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