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ISLAM IS IRREFORMABLE

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Submitted by V. RAJAGOPALAN (India), Jun 3, 2008 at 04:14

The effort of Mr. Gormez, though with good intentions, is just going to be a waste.

Islam is by its very doctrine a binary religion. Either a person is a perfect muslim, or a kafir. Thre is no go-between, there is no half measure. It is either life with the doctrine or death.

What new interpretations are going to be given ? Lame excuses citing historical reasons ?

The incidents in the life of the Prophet have quite brought out the fact that he went against the established norms of Arabian society of his time, to satisfy his quest for power, ego, women and wealth.

Hadiths speak of Bakr's reluctance to give Aisha in marriage to the Prophet. Hadiths speak of Aisha's critism of the Prophet in producing "convenient revelations".

Hadiths speak of the people of Arabia shocked over his marriage to his own daughter-in-law.

The list can go on and on. The crux of the issue is that the Koran specifically (33:21) says that the Prophet is the best example for all Muslims. Which means that all the above antics can be indulged in even by common muslims.

Also, how is the new interpretation going to reconcile the Prophet's misdeeds, the history of Arabia where people in the pre-islamic weren't as bad as portrayed (read the Sira-ul-Rasool written by Ben Ishaq, considered to be the most authentic story of the Profiteer, by all muslims).

By denying the hadiths, or by reinterpreting them, the action goes against the words of Allah, and islam has no raison de etre. But by sticking to the hadithsislam becomes the most dangerous cult, that too transparently.

The only is to cause the implosion of islam by exposing it for the ignorant, backward, violent doctrine that it really is.

The task before us kafirs is urgent. If islam wins, civilisation loses.

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