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Do we concur with Brigitte Gabriel's figure

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Submitted by Prashant, Aug 6, 2018 at 22:01

Dear Dr Pipes, Your reader Reynald de Chatillon cited Brigitte Gabriel's book and asked whether we concur with her figures that millions of Christian, Buddhist, Hindus, and Africans were killed by Muslim invaders. I do not know to what extent Ms Gabriel's numbers are correct but I know for sure that doctrinally there is no separation between church and state in Islam and there is enough material in the Quran that suggests extreme mistreatment of non-Muslims under one pretext or the other. I also know that except some ambiguous apologies (like read the Quran in original Arabic and in full context), there is no evidence that modern Muslims really care about applying the principles of democracy, freedom, and secularism to non-Muslims in Islam-controlled regions of the world.

This is what needs to change. Muslims need to be reminded relentlessly that the rest of the world will not rest in peace until there is proper secular democracy in the Islamic world. If it involves reinterpreting/rewriting Quranic verses, so be it. I can say it with no hesitation because I, as a Hindu, routinely ignore those parts of Hindu religion that seem to support the caste system.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Filipino [76 words]AlbertE.Oct 4, 2018 16:55245208
Well Founded Fear. [186 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Reynald de ChatillonAug 6, 2018 00:08244107
2Do we concur with Brigitte Gabriel's figure [195 words]PrashantAug 6, 2018 22:01244107
Islam and Poles. [80 words]AlbertE.Oct 4, 2018 17:00244107
1Leading the Way. [21 words]
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Reynald de ChatillonAug 3, 2018 01:07244053
1Temprarily living and working in another country does not actually make one an immigrant. [97 words]Anon.Jul 23, 2018 17:32243846
Tell me - why? [50 words]Michael KerjmanJul 17, 2018 13:41243769
1Correct stance [154 words]AnonJul 15, 2018 15:05243744
Anti-semitism and Holocaust minimisation are inherent to all European anti-immigration parties [56 words]BorisGJul 8, 2018 11:01243639
1That is not the case. [539 words]Anon.Jul 16, 2018 15:44243639
1Hard [78 words]AlbertE.Jul 6, 2018 21:43243632
I would urge caution regarding having many people move to Poland [291 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
AnonJul 2, 2018 16:51243570
I was thinking specifically of ethnicities who look very different [45 words]AnonJul 3, 2018 18:24243570
Move. [28 words]
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AlbertE.Oct 4, 2018 17:05243570
Poland and Islam [138 words]dhimmi no moreJul 2, 2018 15:08243568
2To be or not to be -Shakespeare is alive! [43 words]CMDR USn Paul JanJul 2, 2018 13:40243567
2Funny how the tables have turned. Poles once the butt of Polack jokes, now show more sanity than the rest of EU [65 words]kmanJul 1, 2018 23:30243562
Poles' historic good relations with Muslims ? [1 words]
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Damjan BojadzievJul 1, 2018 22:16243559
10On needing to justify a ban on Muslim immigration [585 words]PrashantJul 1, 2018 20:15243557
....immigrants are easy targets....who really decides their fates.... [462 words]M ToveyJul 5, 2018 12:48243557
1Just imagine if the U.K hadn't taken in countless Muslims, how differently it would have felt about Syria [169 words]AnonJul 1, 2018 18:36243556

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