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Reader comment on item: [Breivik and] Norway's Terrorism in Context
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 29, 2011 at 07:28

Hi Aymenn

Very good. However, the question is why do we have so many people around the world criticizing Islam? And why did we have the likes of the 9/11 atrocity and the 7/7 atrocity and the madrid atrocity and why do we have the burning of churches in Egypt and Iraq and the abduction of Coptic girls by salafists and converting them to islam or those crazy shiokh telling their followers that the Jews are khanazeer wa quruud? and these are only a few examples. What Islam needs is a big PR firm to help Muslims to overcome this image of wars and destruction and fanaticism and to teach Muslims that la ikrah fi al-deen is the one that tansukh ayat al-sayf and not the other way and therefore violence is not accepted and that in the words of Egyptians in 1919 al-deen lel lah wa al-watan lel gamee3 or something to this effect that the spritual and the profane are seperate

The way I see it there must be doctrines in Islam that promote such violence and hate and fanaticism and it is up to Muslims to find them and to get rid of them once and for all. But if this would happen we will not have an Islam except Sufi Islam and the second point is islam has many claims that do not make any sense and these claims should be brought out in the open and examined for what they are. The West did this to Christianity and Muslims can do the same

But I really have no hope that islam can change because the basic foundation of Islam as was pointed out by Wansbrough is polemics and no more and I'm afraid to say that islam now is no more than orthopraxy and there is nothing spritual about it except sufi Islam

I really do not know what the answer is.

In regard to immigration the US is miles ahead of Europe as we work on integrating our immigrants and by the second generation they really feel at home and Europe needs to do that and I do happen to believe that we should welcome anyone that wants to live among us in peace and contribute to the wealth of this great country. Even this 21 year old Muslim young man from Texas who was just arrested is facing serious charges of down loading child pornography and he is taking refuge in Islam which tarnishes the image of islam even more and if Muslims are smart enough they should distance themselves and islam from him until the case goes to court but no Muslim will do that

I believe that Dr. Pipes' idea that moderate islam is the answer to islamism has some utility but i do not believe it is the answer as the answer has to come from Muslims

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