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When burning a book fails, then maybe converting it to Islam will be worth trying ?

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 1, 2012 at 16:48

BB King ,

Thanks for your appreciative words , even though they impose upon me a hard task of justifying them with deeds. ;)

You wrote :

>But here is my say: The entire history of Islam was not one continuous act after another of book burning, or a war on books as you like to call it.

It is true that Muslims at times had a tendency to burn books as the Caliph Umar did but Muslims also preserved the works of Greek philosophers. For instance, one of the greatest philosophers of the Muslim world, Ibn Rushd was inspired by the Greek philosophers.<

Without being sarcastic, if you investigate a bit deeper the example you give , you may well realize that it isn't taking you to exactly your destination but rather in the opposite direction.

In 1195 Averroes' own books were condemned and publicly burned and he had to flee to save his Moslem head. It's rather tragicomic and symbolic, when your Islam burns books by somebody who allegedly contributes to saving books of others from burning by Islam, isn't it ? And the reason for burning his books was -figuratively speaking - his unwillingness to throw books into Islamic flames like his contemporary Al Gazali did who made his own books secure from a pyre because he has subscribed to the principle which all Moslems consider as as axiomatic and self-evident and which says that Islam alone is "true and absolute knowledge"( ilm al-yaqin) and whatever was before it and whatever is next to it is just "jakhilya" - i.e. "stupidity" and "ignorance". All who don't reject any non-Islamic worldview are no longer Moslems :

" I have observed that there is a class of men who believe in their superiority to others because of their greater intelligence and insight.They have abandoned all the religious duty Islam imposes on its followers.They laugh at the positive commandments of religion which enjoin the performance of acts of devotion, and the abstinence of forbidden things. They defy the injunctions of the Sacred Law.Not only do they overstep the limits prescribed by it, but they have renounced the Faith altogether by having indulged in diverse speculations [...]they were born into an un-Islamic atmosphere and their ancestors had no better ways [...]

The heretics in our time have heard the awe-inspiring names of people like Socrates, Hippocrates , Plato, Aristotle etc. They have been deceived by the exaggeration made by the followers of these philosophers: exaggerations to the effect that the ancient masters possessed extraordinary intellectual powers : that the principles they have discovered are unquestionable ; that the mathematical, logical, physical and metaphysical sciences developed by them are the most profound ; that their excellent intelligence justifies their bold attempts to discover the Hidden Things by deductive methods and that with all the subtelety of their intelligence and the originality of their accomplishments they repudiated the authority of religious laws denied teh validity of the positive contents of historical religions and believed that all such things are only sanctimonious lies and trivialities" ( Al Ghazali's "Incoherence of philosophers ,translated by Sabi Ahmad Kamali, Lahore 1963, p.1-2 )

> Many Muslim writers and thinkers such as Ibn Na'imah al-Himsi translated the philosophy of Aristotle and other Greek thinkers. Here is the evidence for this:

http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/ip/rep/H011.htm

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Do you know the story of on how our qadi of Seville and an ardent Moslem ( =Averroes) achieved his "understanding" of Aristotle by fasting,spending sleepless nights in mosques, praying for days and nights on end for Allah to send "understanding" upon him ?

No one is more expert and consummate in the art of brainwashing and enslaving physically and mentally a living human being than Moslems with their 1400 year-old techniques and expertise. I guess that no one is less experienced and more determined than them to enslave and Islamize even key dead figures like Asistotle or Plato whom they can't simply throw into a memory hole like they do with less ordinary victims of their jihad.

When they can't burn a book, they try to Islamize it , to make it look "in agreement with the Quran" by their proven method of distorting the reality and lying. Just think for a while of what they have done with the Parthenon ! They made a mosque of it building a minaret on the roof for a muezzin to screech out the shahada all around. The same thing their sacrilegious Islamic hands have tried to do with Aristotle by forcing a figurative minaret upon this universal genius to serve them as a tribune to legitimize and hide their perfidious agenda that is in absolute opposition to all Hellenism stands for !

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