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Young Muslims and ex-Muslims and the internet

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 14, 2020 at 14:08

Dr Pipes,

The most interesting change in the Arabic speaking Muslim world is that many young Muslims are questioning every thing about Islam. Many of them think that Sahih al-Bukhari (the second important book in Islam) is no more than Takharif al-Bukhari or the nonsense of al-Bukhari. There are many ex-Muslims youtube channels where every thing in Islam is discussed and more likely than not ridiculed. I just watched a video about not just female but also male circumcision in Islam and the opposition to such practice. Even Muhammad gets his share of criticism and ridicule. This would have been unthinkable just 20 years ago.

However, many Muslims that leave Islam still retain the vile anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity that they inherited from Islam.

Many enlightened ex-Muslims believe that when a Muslim reads the Islamic literary sources he/she either becomes a terrorist or leaves Islam and there is no happy medium. And what made it easy must be the internet which is allowing young Muslims easy access to the literary sources of Islam at the click of a computer mouse.

Last, many young ex-Muslims cannot understand the support Islam gets from the regressive left in the West and many believe that the bogus word "Islamophobia" is no more than a way to stop criticism of Islam

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Title Commenter Date Thread
4Young Muslims and ex-Muslims and the internet [215 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 14, 2020 14:08257791
al-Sheikh Ahmad al-Qabanji الشيخ احمد القبانجي [207 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 19, 2020 08:28257791
Islam [21 words]Jon PurizhanskyJan 21, 2020 11:45257347
4Reformation by helping the reformers [165 words]AnonNov 23, 2019 19:50256103
I don't see anything wrong with 'non-believers' not setting foot in a site sacred to 'believers' [47 words]Anon as wellFeb 24, 2020 10:23256103

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