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Muslims and radicalization

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in response to reader comment: I aim for our majority to hold each Muslim among us accountable for clinging to unqualified Islam

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Dec 8, 2015 at 19:56

Hi, Demsci. You said,

"But still, in the eyes of political correct people, this very vagueness, multi-interpretability of Islam may excuse and give "good" Muslims an honourable way out, because it does mean Muslims can twist and interpret multi-interpretable Islam enough to become declared "Democratic Muslims""

My few contacts with Muslims have all been good. The secular ones are essentially Muslims for show only, like secular Christians and Jews. The religious ones I've known have been very hospitable and very devout: they want to know God and to serve God; and they will even search the Bible in order to do this.

Concerning the jihadis, I think something has snapped in their minds. If taken literally, Qur'an is essentially a military manual. When I first read it, it read more like the Thought of Chairman Mao Tse Tung than like the Bible. Muhammed was a military and political leader; so his writings reflect this. He also was a crazy man, who thought he was hearing from God (of course, the Muslims think otherwise); so the sum of his teachings were to encourage a fanatical militarism. Most Muslims do not know much of Qur'an, so they aren't jihadis. They all tend to revere Muhammed, though, so they are easily radicalized.

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