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I am a Big Fan Dhimmi No More But I Have a Question

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Submitted by BB King (United States), Dec 2, 2011 at 00:29

Dear Dhimmi No More,

Let me start by saying I am a big fan of yours. I have closely watched your debates with many people on this site and I love the way you give a good verbal thrashing to your opponents with your wit, sense of humor, and profound knowledge of history, the arabic language, theology etc. Reading you debate is better to me personally than watching Christopher Hitchens Hitchslap his opponents.

Having said that you often end with a statement encouraging people to "leave Islam and free yourself once again." But is this really the rational approach? Is it not better if we follow Mahmoud Mohammed Taha Ibn Warraq or An-Nai'm's advice and encourage Muslims to secularize their society and liberalize their religion so that it embraces secularism, feminism, and a liberal democracy?

It doesn't seem realistic to me that Muslims will abandon their religion. It is better if we ask them to relegate Islam to a personal faith and not a political doctrine. We will help them in this process.

What are your thoughts on this?

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