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It's 2005 Mohammed, not 610?

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Submitted by Scott Ryan (United States), Jul 29, 2005 at 09:18

This thread has really opened my eyes to the centrality of "the Prophet" and the "holy Koran" to all of the issues facing the West today vis Islam.

If guys like Mohammed believe absolutely that an Angel visited the original Mohammed and that the Koran was actually inspired by Allah and these words carry the weight of law, then what room is left for rational dialogue... ? For someone living in 2005 to take literally the words of a 7th century power-mad warlord is astounding...

Today, in far too many Muslim dominated countries, "Sharia" is used as a means to preserve tribal autocracies, to deny women and minorities basic human rights that we in the West take for granted and to promote levels of intolerance and ignorance that serve to reinforce and perpetuate the system.

I read widely on the net on the subject of Islam and one thing I have found to be true is that the more Westerners learn about the nature of this religion, the more they are repulsed by it. This is a positive trend in my opinion, as it will result in a consensus at some point – as the Islamists foolishly continue their ill-conceived terror campaign.
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