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Is Islam the Problem? Depends on Whether One Is A Koran Literalist

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Submitted by Marian Hennings (United States), Apr 19, 2010 at 00:58

Islam is the problem if one takes it literally, as wife beating, stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, child marriage, and the lesser status of women in judicial proceedings are all in the Koran. Christians and Jews have largely gone beyond literalism, though some still embrace it; even "official Judaism and Christianity" have largely done so. Privately, many Muslims have also done this, but "official Islam" has not , continuing to call for implementation of sharia and encouraging behavior by Muslims which contradicts modern standards of education, law, and even public health. Less literalism, more realism is needed - but then where would religions themselves be?

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