Sorry, but Islam really is evil!
Reader comment on item: The Evil Isn't Islam
Submitted by Doron Kescher (Australia), Jul 31, 2002 at 21:46Dear Mr Pipes,
I am a long-time reader of your articles and generally agree with your analyses, but I am afraid you really dropped the ball on this one!
Islam -- regardless of its purported intentions -- is a religion which 'manufactures' societies which practise barbarity, discrimination and hatred.
A recent article by John Maniscalco seemed to sum it up best:
"It matters little how good Islam should be if large numbers of the world's Muslims interpret the teachings of Muhammad incorrectly and adhere to a degenerative form of the religion. A form that has been demonstrated to us over and over again. A form whose structure is built upon a foundation of violence, death and suicide. "
(World Net Daily, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28386)
And as for the purported intentions of Islam, while there are several passages in the Quran which might be considered as considerate and tolerant, the rest is replete with hatred of Jews, Christians and other minorities, insisting that they live under dhimmi status (usually translated as "protection", more accurately translated as "second-class citizenry").
Islam will not be a 'nice' religion until -- like Christianity and Judaism -- it learns to simply ignore the intolerant aspects of the Quran and allow itself to adapt to modernity.
Then your article will not seem to out of step with reality.
Looking forward to the next article,
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