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Submitted by Prashant (United States), May 17, 2018 at 00:25

Dear Dr Pipes, Amin Refaat once again repeated the tired argument that people who do not know Arabic cannot cannot debate about Quran. He said that Quran cannot be debated in non-Arabic languages because Arabic is a very complex language. If this is indeed the case then it can be safely assumed that Islam cannot be understood by most Muslims of the world. Then why should anyone stick with Islam? I think all non-Arabic speaking Muslims should convert out of Islam (why follow a religion that you cannot understand?).

Some people even argue that while Quran was written in 1400 year old version of Arabinc, Arabic itself has evolved in 1400 years. And, as Amin told us, Arabic is a very complex language to begin with. This shows that even Arabic speaking Muslims cannot understand Quran. So, ideally, even Arabic speaking Muslims should leave Islam. Because, as I said above, why follow a religion that you cannot understand.

This means that all Muslims should leave Islam because, as I said above, why follow a religion that you cannot understand.

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