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To Oppose Shariah is to Treat (only) Symptoms

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Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Aug 20, 2009 at 11:32

It was the way Jews could get rid of their old law: accepting Judaism while rejecting any mandatory religious law in the public space (albeit letting Jews free to follow that law for themselves, of course). It worked. But the Torah does not send Jews to, literally and universally, "slay and be slain… in Gods' path" in exchange of the best part of Paradise (as does the Koran in 9:111, affirming by the way that the Torah and Gospel are dictating this behavior too). And Islam never produced anything resembling Jesus Christ (he was a Jew and a rabbi, remember?). And, and, and…

To think that Muslims too can keep their religion and dump the corresponding law is an article of faith. To believe that the few acceptable forms of Islam that appeared during short periods in special circumstances can become some blueprint for a long-lasting Muslim mainstream is a risky dream. Muslims can nourish that dream of a healthy fruit falling from a poisonous tree if they want, but the best we could do from the outside is to refuse the whole tree.

We have to find that fortitude. The religion of Muslims must be openly proven worthless and toxic, and then rejected, buried, and forgotten. As hard at it may seem, it is the correct way to go. Because it offers a real chance to heal the disease, ie the cause of radical Islam, whereas fighting against Shariah is like treating only the pain, while letting the patient further cultivate the bad habits that produce it in the first place.

We can show that every sharp large-scale study of Koran and Sunnah by believers (madhahib) led to normalization and glorifying of Jihad, Dhimma, Hududs, industrial slavery, and then some. In our time, as most Muslims can read, and have to read their basics at least once a year to please their (moderate) imams, a great part of them are finding the same motivation. It is time!

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