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The good, the bad and the ugly

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Submitted by Charles (Netherlands), Jan 21, 2010 at 07:40

The problem is indeed within the Islam. It all starts with the Koran of course. After that the interpretations of what Mohammed said (or implied) went wild. I have read many parts of the Koran, and as a matter of fact, also Hitler's Mein Kampf. What they share is a virulent vorm of racisme and specificaly anti-semitism. You will not find anything in Hitlers book on homo-sexuals, non-believers, womens rights etc. The Koran is full of it. In islam, de Koran is the word of God. It can not be changed. It has never been changed. The clergy makes shure of that. What did happen, was that de koranistic teachings were broadend with laws (the Shari'a books). Anybody taking a closer look at the islamic world and its history will quickly realise that some things have gone fundamentally wrong. Especially the last 1000 years. This way of life did not evolve like 'the west'. Looking for the 'good things' in de islam can not be parted from the 'bad things', let alone 'the ugly'. In comparison, the Christian Bible is an example of moderation, peace and kindness. Although I am an atheist, I consider myself a 'cultural-Christian', because I realise that 2000 years of Christianity did have a huge impact on our civilization. Together with the Greek-Roman legacy ofcourse. There are big fundamental problems within the islam, which are on a collision course with our western liberal/secular values. This century will be crucial in a lot of ways.

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