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Too Many Contradictions

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Submitted by Yehoshua Zeller (United States), Aug 31, 2005 at 19:01

The article has too many contraditions...First you speak about Islam in general and then show that there are at least three distinct aspects of Islam: Traditional Islam(of Scholars), Secular Islam(practiced by Turkey ,a non-Arab Islamic community), and Islam of Jihadism (practiced by Arab Islamic societies and nearly all others). Then you point out the Thought Process of Secular Turkish Islam and the Qu'ran as the correct way of Islamic Thought.

...Turkish Islamic society in concept seems acceptable yet as is pointed out by Fethullah Gulen the real world of Turkish secular Islamic Thought is not practiced by the over-whelming majority of Turks in Germany.Like their counter-part in the USA,Mexican-Americans still refuse to assimilate and acculturate and blame the host nation for all their difficulties.

Secondly,the Qu'ran does command jihad of apostates and all of the many other horrors associated with Jihadist Thought. In Sirat A,Rasul ,page 464,The Prophet Muhammad,set the example of decapitation of Jews as an example for his followers to follow. (He cut off the heads of two Jews and had all the other captured male Jews from the Banu Qurayza Jewish Tribe to be beheaded as well). The following Qu'ranic Verses that dictate beheading and killing "kaffirs" are:
(5:33);(8:12);(47:4);(9:123);(2:191);(5:45);(2:193);(8:17);(9:29);and (2:16) as examples from the Qu'ran. This is the real world of Islam and not the idealistic View of Islam as Islamic apologists like to use.

The House of War is the real House of Islam and the House of Witness is the so-called ideal concept of Islam which the world won't buy as it has proven to be false in the world's eyes. Islam,the religion of the Sword,is what we really face and when we face reality ,then we will know what has to be done.
Shalom,
Yehoshua Zeller
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