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Reader Nazim Abdullayev said the right thing

Reader comment on item: Future Surprises that Could Shock the World: A Symposium
in response to reader comment: Muslim Expulsion from Europe

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 17, 2017 at 20:23

Dear Dr Pipes, your reader Nazim Abdullayev indeed said the right thing. He said that any expulsion of Muslims from Europe will fail because Islamic majority countries will not take their own people back. In fact any solution that involves mass scale deportation or expulsion is going to be at best impractical and at worst unethical.

I think the problem of Islam resides not less in the refugee/immigrant Muslims and more in the Islamic majority countries. The principles followed by the Islamic world in these modern times are wrong, hypocritical and absurd. I will restate my favorite list of three absurd principles:

1. It is absurd that Muslims love democracy all around the world but do not offer it in the lands occupied by them.

2. Any laws about apostasy that allow mistreatment of a person who relinquishes Islam are unacceptable.

3. Quran 5:32 might be OK but 5:33 that recommends severe violent actions against non-Muslims people who question Muslims and/or Allah is unacceptable. Forgiveness is always better than violence.

4. Franchising violence is bad. An individual should never be allowed to violently oppose anything. The keyword here is 'violently'. War and killing are a serious businesses and massive amounts consensus must be built before they can be allowed.

5. The argument that Islam is the perfect religion under the best possible interpretation is a bad argument. The world cannot afford the best interpretation because the bad people among us do not wait for the best interpretation. Only those doctrines that hold under normal and hurried interpretations can be acceptable.

This is just the beginning. The list can be much longer but this will be a good start.

The war against Islam is a war of ideology. It is not a war that requires violence. It is a war to change the minds and hearts and that is how it should be fought.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Predicting surprises [165 words]PezDispenserJan 19, 2017 10:46235557
Opressing Attempts in outhern Europe [52 words]F. HernandezJan 18, 2017 12:22235495
Amnesty International slams Europe (!), while French PM predicts a state of emergency for a generation [74 words]PezDispenserJan 17, 2017 16:20235446
1Probably all wrong ? [63 words]marlanJan 16, 2017 03:16235409
This is much bigger than Donald Trump, or any leader. [371 words]Michael SJan 17, 2017 18:32235409
1I disagree with your prediction [269 words]Humpery ShiplessJan 16, 2017 02:04235407
Another surprise, swaths of Muslim nations declaring themselves atheists. [54 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
AVJan 15, 2017 18:22235397
Muslim Expulsion from Europe [62 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Nazim AbdullayevJan 15, 2017 11:27235390
2The "Palestinian" problem affects very little in the world [83 words]Michael SJan 17, 2017 18:38235390
Reader Nazim Abdullayev said the right thing [313 words]PrashantJan 17, 2017 20:23235390
an almost Final Solution [66 words]Mohammed Waza Khiddif id'UllahJan 18, 2017 03:26235390
Europe does not have a good prognosis [324 words]Michael SJan 19, 2017 00:37235390
Optimism or a mere pipe dream? [171 words]WartyJan 15, 2017 06:56235388
2We Shall See what will Manifest [123 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJan 15, 2017 01:52235383
the impending implosion of the umma [135 words]fredJan 14, 2017 21:40235377
More pessimism is warranted re Islamism in Europe [166 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Lorna SalzmanJan 14, 2017 18:45235371
Haman's symposium to start Jan. 15 [886 words]Michael SJan 14, 2017 17:51235370
Heartening News Indeed, Thank You. [101 words]Eamonn GavinJan 14, 2017 16:17235366
My prayer [105 words]Allan CookJan 14, 2017 16:10235365
from your mouth to God's ear [46 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
RIchard A LandesJan 14, 2017 15:48235363

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