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Islam Does Not Inherently Police Itself

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Submitted by Mr. R (United States), Aug 2, 2002 at 20:19

Let us not overlook the obvious and perhaps the leading indicator of error in Islam itself. Islam has not, and does not, police itself. In contrast this is why other faiths have however slowly over time, corrected their direction over centuries with regard to such fundamentals as slavery, human rights, the death penalty as related to adultery and much more.

Why is it that major leaders of Islam in this country and worldwide stand aside while the radical Islamic movement gains momentum, moves forward, strikes and kills thousands while proclaiming the coming destruction of entire countries? I propose that it is because they prefer radical Islam to do the dirty work of Islam itself. That aim being to bring the entire world into the submission of Islam. Current followers of Islam seemingly have no problem with this. Hardly will you hear followers say "no, I don't think Islam should cover the whole earth."

Why do we not hear categorical denunciation of radical Islam here in America? Why is Islam seemingly moving forward politically in America rather than helping fight some of the more common moral problems. Islam appears to want to totally change America, not help America as-is.

"Rather than rail on about Islam's alleged "evil," it behooves everyone - Muslim and non-Muslim alike - to help modernize this civilization. "

Let Islam stand on it's own merit. The problem with this is, it has not, and cannot. Has Islam contributed to global modernization over centuries? The answer is no. This perhaps being the most condemning proof that Islam is a false teaching and not from God at all. We should not being helping Islam, we should be exposing it. If we modernize Islam we will be creating a monster.

You are being awfully kind and tolerant to Islam when in return Islam does not hold a future willing to be kind and tolerant of you. Your article on July 30, 2002 in the NYP does not address such important issues as Sharia (Islamic Law), the resistance of Islam to assimilation in Western society, and the global commands to dominate the world delineated in the Quran.

Your article attempts to distinguish between aggressive Islam and mild Islam. Aside from all the other discussion, just how is society at large supposed to recognize the difference? Mohammad Atta was seemingly a nice guy to the American society around him up until 9/11. Let us understand that Islam is asleep in America at this point. Even a lion seems gentle when it is asleep. I question whether Islam and America can ever coexist in full operation. Lets assume conservatively that 5 percent of Islam followers are radical. We are then talking about 50 million people.

We should not be fooled by Islam. We need to understand the difference between Islam on it's own merit, and Islam exploiting it's host country. A host country not based on Islam. Islam will never want to assimilate into American Heritage. Islam seeks to alter or abolish America, not support it.

"That is the ultimate message of 9/11. It is much deeper and more ambitious than Western governments presently seem to realize."

Dear Mr. Pipes, the ultimate message of of 9/11 is that Islam does not police itself, that Islam is globally out of control, is not correcting itself over time, and must be corrected via external influence.

In kind, thank you for your already many years of work.

Sincerely,
Mr. R
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