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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Nov 3, 2017 at 19:22

"Moderate" Muslims? "Reform" Islam? Dhimmino, do you agree with Dr. Pipes on this? I sure don't.

The only way to "reform" Islam, to make it less violent, deceptive, unjust and megalomaniacal, is to abolish Qur'an. Otherwise, devout will find verses in that evil book, to refute any attempt at reform.

Christianity was reformed during the 2nd-4th Centuries CE, when the congregaional elders of the Christians submitted themselves to a hierarchy of so-called "presbyters" and "bishops", and ultimately to the Roman Emperor. After a brief and tame resistance, this brought the organized church into "harmony" with the pagan Roman world. Essentially, Christians became Pagans, but gave Christian names to all their Pagan practices. False gods were re-named as "saints"; the chief Pagan offices, culminating in the Pontifex Maximus, were taken over by the Christian hierarchy, so that by 400 CE, religion had become "moderated" and was no longer an issue of contention.

Around 1100 years later, the religious harmony of Europe was shattered by the invention of moveable type and, consequently, of the printing press. The Bible was the first major work printed; and when it got into the hands of docile Christians, they started rebelling, getting critical of the corruption and false teaching of their leaders. Wars ensued, such as the Thirty Years' War, depopulating parts of Germany and surrounding countries. This was a time of Christian "radicalization". It only abated, with a time of apostacy, which we are now living in.

The apostates, today, generally side with the Islamic radicals against Jews and Christians. I look forward to our being again "radicalized" into reading and practicing the Bible.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Wajahat Ali of the NYT needs to stick to Urdu Part Two [94 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
dhimmi no moreNov 7, 2017 16:31241255
1Never trust translations from Arabic to English and al-Tabrir explained [690 words]dhimmi no moreNov 14, 2017 14:45241255
1Here is another blatant lie in translations from Arabic to English: صلى الله عليه وسلم [93 words]dhimmi no moreNov 14, 2017 16:15241255
1More evidence that the word Akbar means bigger [137 words]dhimmi no moreNov 15, 2017 09:08241255
More evidence from the Qur'an that the word Akbar means: Bigger! And al-Tabari in his own words! [253 words]dhimmi no moreJul 6, 2018 13:13241255
2How CNN reacted to the Jihadi attack in NYC [278 words]PrashantNov 4, 2017 09:10241224
1Mullah Jake Tapper Sala Allahu 'Alyhi wa Salam [201 words]dhimmi no moreNov 7, 2017 10:33241224
1Wajahat Ali of the NYT needs to stick to Urdu [553 words]dhimmi no moreNov 7, 2017 11:19241224
1Form of Islam or component of Islam? [72 words]JodieNov 2, 2017 14:40241213
2Islam is not just against Jews and Christians/westerners [106 words]PrashantNov 5, 2017 11:51241213
2Ayaan Hirsi Ali [76 words]dhimmi no moreNov 2, 2017 07:14241206
result, and why [5 words]danNov 2, 2017 03:00241200
1He was not a good Muslim [31 words]PrashantNov 1, 2017 23:27241198
2There are doctrines in Islam that inspire such atrocity [57 words]dhimmi no moreNov 1, 2017 11:21241197
I favor radicalization* [269 words]Michael SNov 3, 2017 19:22241197
1"Moderate" Muslims? [104 words]dhimmi no moreNov 7, 2017 10:11241197
1His name? It is The Sword of Allah! [272 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
dhimmi no moreNov 1, 2017 11:00241196
Is it time to ban kitchen knives and rental trucks? [84 words]Michael SNov 1, 2017 06:31241194

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