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Objective criticism of Islam

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Sep 12, 2016 at 22:52

Dear Dr Pipes, regarding your article about Christopher Bail, our world does not suffer from too much anti-Islamic attitude. If anything, it suffers from too little anti-Islamic attitude. There is no religion of the world except Islam that has not gone through severe criticism. Religions take lead in criticizing each other. Hindus criticize materialistic attitude of western religions, everybody criticizes Buddhism for being agnostic, Hinduism is everyone's open target for being polytheistic and for the caste system that it directly or indirectly supports. I have yet to meet a person who does not ridicule evangelical christians.

It is only Islam that has been forcibly raised to a false pedestal. No one can ask why all Muslim nations are fighting each other. No one can ask why Muslim nations always end up fighting with everyone. No one can ask why if Zionists did some harm to the, so called, Palestinians, why should it become the cause of worldwide hate for Jews among Muslims. No one can ask why apostasy is so severely punishable in Islam. No one can ask why Quran 5:33 exists. No one can ask if Allah can create an angel to tell something to Muhammad, why can't he create lots of other divine things. No one can ask why would Allah issue a gag-order on himself by declaring a last prophet. No one can ask why if democracy is so good for Italy, it is not even talked about in the context of Saudi Arabia. The list can go on and on.

No one can criticize Islam because Muslims defend it even at the cost of extreme violence and they are trained from early childhood to do not question Islam themselves.

The lesser we say about the modern day academics the better. You are very likely to become a star academic if you stand up to defend Muslims --9/11 notwithstanding--. And you will lose a lot of grants and will be termed a bigot if you ask the exact same questions in the context of Islam that have been asked millions of times in reference to other religions.

But it is changing now. If you notice, social media is full of people raising objections to Islamic politics and Islamic political hypocrisy. In private, everyone knows and says that religion of peace is a ROP in name only.

What Muslims must realize that they more they allow their religion to be criticized, the better it will get. No one likes when children do not get all opportunity that they deserve. And it is anyone guess how much opportunity do children in Pakistan being raised in the shadow of the Talebans must be getting. Or children being raised under the tutelage of ISIS. And, of course, PLO was the mother of all modern troubles.

The sooner normal human beings are allowed to question Islam in normal settings, the more peaceful our world will get and the more we apologize for Islam, the more troubles will chase us.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Marxist acedemia [53 words]Pershing KassOct 3, 2016 14:23233137
1Academia hates the West more than they hate the East. [69 words]LynnSep 26, 2016 08:37233013
so true [30 words]dianne gallenSep 13, 2016 13:22232661
1Not a bright future for leftist professors. [141 words]Michael SSep 13, 2016 03:15232644
2Smoke, Mirrors and Other Sociobabble DIscourse [379 words]Pied PiperSep 13, 2016 02:42232643
7Objective criticism of Islam [497 words]PrashantSep 12, 2016 22:52232640
4i.e: "HA HA THE TERRORISTS TERRIFIED YOU, YOU WUSSIES!" [353 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
UNCLE VLADDISep 12, 2016 19:09232637
2Terrified = Terrorized [46 words]DajjalSep 15, 2016 23:09232637
3Christopher Bail and his flawed methodology [168 words]dhimmi no moreSep 12, 2016 16:25232634
So I ask once more: What is a moderate Muslim? [39 words]Daniel GurevichSep 12, 2016 15:30232633
Between what poles moderate Muslims moderate [168 words]PrashantSep 14, 2016 20:47232633
Not a proper answer [40 words]Fragonard, PxSep 15, 2016 12:40232633
4Horrible scholarship from American Academia? [168 words]dhimmi no moreSep 12, 2016 13:24232626
2The appalling Considine and jihad [238 words]ECAWSep 14, 2016 04:18232626
1Yes, Considine is Appalling. [117 words]Peter HerzSep 16, 2016 18:42232626
2Jihad means holy war The lesser jihad hadith? It is spurious [228 words]dhimmi no moreSep 17, 2016 07:32232626
2Ibn Kathir wrote that Jesus died for 3 days and was resurrected! No I'm not kidding [235 words]dhimmi no moreSep 17, 2016 07:54232626
Gibberish [1434 words]ECAWSep 19, 2016 05:42232626
1googletranslate is not Shakespeare [28 words]dhimmi no moreSep 20, 2016 06:21232626
Maybe he's only half wrong - [27 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
MarkSep 12, 2016 08:22232619
Isn't it weird.... [174 words]ECAWSep 12, 2016 03:57232603
3Mainstream Islam? [56 words]DajjalSep 12, 2016 03:09232601
1Academics Today [78 words]KateSep 12, 2016 00:34232591
What can of education did he receive? [8 words]stevenlSep 12, 2016 00:07232588
Here is the way to reverse the leftward drift of academia [242 words]Stuart FaginSep 11, 2016 22:02232577
1Terrifying: How Pro-Islamist Organizations Became Mainstream [333 words]DaveSep 11, 2016 21:56232576
1Critical theory? [93 words]donSep 11, 2016 20:13232562

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