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It is a universal dilemma vis-a-vis Islam

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in response to reader comment: A Two Citizenships Solution vs. a Jewish-Arab State

Submitted by Prashant (India), Oct 22, 2017 at 23:43

Dear Dr Pipes,

Your Israeli reader Mark Shor expressed the fear that Jews run the risk of becoming a minority in their own nation due to the fact that so many Muslim Arabs hold Israeli citizenship. Mr Shor's fear is very genuine and is shared by the people of many democracies. For example, while India is likely to remain non-Muslim majority for four or five future decades, at least one state in India is already Muslim majority and three more states are at the risk of turning Muslim majority very soon. And this is on top of the fact that just seven decades ago Indian Muslims carved out two independent nations for themselves from a Hindu majority India (those nations, Pakistan and Bangladesh, are over 90% Muslim now).

While Mr Shor described the problem correctly, he went on to say that the only longterm sustainable solution (to this problem) is that "the Arabs should be ruled by the Arab administration and the Jews should be governed by the Jewish government.". I wish Mr Shor is right but most probably he is not.
Any where Muslims live in proximity of non-Muslims, there is massive amount of, legal or illegal, immigration from the Muslim regions to the non-Muslim regions. Muslims have higher birth rate, lower levels of education, and higher rates of violence in their societies and so they are more than willing to move to non-Muslim regions. And, they provide such poor political and social climates in their own regions that no one finds it worth migrating to the regions controlled by the Muslims (except when the Muslim regions are extremely rich for a reason like oil-wealth). So as long as Israel or any other non-Muslim region of the world shares a border with a Muslim region, it runs the risk of becoming a Muslim majority over time. It is as simple as that and our world is full of examples of this phenomenon.

So what is the long term solution? The only sustainable solution is that the non-Muslim world needs to change the Muslim minds by all methods of propaganda available to it. We should not hesitate to try to convert Muslims out of Islam. Any target religion --Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism,
Atheism, or any other as just as good as any other. And, by relentless criticism, we must try to change Islam itself. We need to tell Muslims that their doctrines about apostasy, about treatment of other religions, about treatment of women, about marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims, about population-growth and about democracy are both wrong and selfish. There is simply nothing good in routinely violating the golden rule as if it is your birth right!! Further, we need to tell them that their obsession with ritualistic trivialities (like congregational prayers crowding city streets) is unhealthy.

Sustained propaganda against what we see as the wrong Islamic practices is non-Muslim world's only sustainable hope against Islam.

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