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Reader Nazim Abdullayev said the right thing

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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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