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You have to be right either in practice or in doctrine; you cannot be wrong on both

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Submitted by Prashant, Jun 26, 2019 at 00:12

Dear Dr Pipes, I raised many of my objections to Islam. For example, I mentioned that if men were bad why did women have to wear hijabs. Your reader agreed with me in principle. Thanks. But she nevertheless defended Islam. Good luck to her. And, indeed, Islam cannot be all wrong When I judge Islam, I want to either it to be doctrinally right or be right in practice. The problem comes when it is wrong both in practice and principle.

Consider the case of Quran 5-33 against which I have written tens of time on your forum. This verse very cruel and very unusual punishments against those who challenge Allah. I honestly do not mind that too much. Lots of religions say a lot of bad things. But, then, I cannot ignore the destruction of modern day Yezidis by Muslims in Iraq and Syria.This is where Islam went wrong in practice. That is world 2, Islam 0.

Like wise the use of Hijab. Our streets are cool Muslim dudes who walk around cool and comfortable western clothes but who are trailed by the Hijab clad Muslim women. That is hypocrisy. Every one needs fresh air on hot summer days. Even women need fresh air!! That is World 3 - Islam zero. And, every one knows that Islam requires women to cover their hair.So it is doctrinally wrong and it is wrong in practice. Make that World 4 Islam . And I keep counting and keep writing!

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