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Dhimmi No More! Shocking that this translation is the number one on top searches and a bit more of my experience

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Submitted by A very concerned reader (Australia), Apr 4, 2021 at 03:13

Dear Dhimmi No More,

Your post is so good, as usual. Very well elaborated research on the doubtful nature of this doctor's translation! Yes, when I was gathering the links to post on here, I was puzzled to see too that the first translation that Google gives us back is this "so clear" Qur'an's one. However, in the most common downloaded Muslim apps (at least until the last time I checked), the translations offered to users are others, being the Abdullah Yusuf Ali's the first one in the list and the most used. What do you think about this one? ;) I know your thoughts! And one more time, I agree with you!

Having completed classical studies, I agree with you 100% that it is a must to work with the authentic texts. Hence, having some commands in the language is compulsory. In fact, that was my first refutation: I wouldn't read translations, less would I recite it without knowing for sure what I was saying. Then, I started Arabic lessons, but to my surprise, these lessons were set up only as a mere tool to read the Qur'an, meaning that these lessons were Qu'ran-oriented, and we would work with the Arabic words on the ayahs only. So, these were indoctrinating lessons themselves too!

The more the learning process advances, the more one starts realising that what you're learning to read talks about resenting your own roots, your family and friends. A profound scare of hell comes out of many ayahs. It is heartbreaking. Isolation, having ties only with Muslims, living a life full of impossible rules which go against all logic, love and sanity. That's what you learn. It is excruciating.

Thank you so much for your wishes. They are much appreciated. :) What happened to me can relate to many other victims. I was an enticing prey because of my caring nature and my open mind, always defending the impossible causes, Dhimmi No More! Except because of my constant questioning, debating and what was considered insulting Muhammad. Note that I was only pointing out the nonsense of his acts, his lack of ethics and insatiable thirst for possessing women (believe me in this that Muslim men copy this to the tee too), his endless and megalomaniac ambition to conquer every land. No one can deny his dreams of domination and his other narcissistic traits but a Muslim. I have noticed that Muslims are very adept when it comes to lying about their real feelings when trying to lure an infidel regarding polygamy, violence to women, jihad, the concept of kuffars, etc. That's how and why they pass their migration interviews! Their religion allows them to lie if they're going to get any benefit for themselves or their families. If they get these benefits from kuffars, it is even easier for them. How do they get away with it? By saying all has to be understood in the context when verses were revealed. They learnt to say this as an excuse when in reality, they believe all to the tee. However, ask them about their leader. You will see their true colours! No one can even pose any doubt about their leader! You'll see a very mad Muslim in front of you if you do so! Totally raged, and who may even become violent. I suffered from it. Because of this, I concluded that if migrant officers triggered Muslims in their interviews by bringing up Muhammad's topic, perhaps Muslims wouldn't be able to lie. Dr Pipes talks about this in his recent article "What does "extreme vetting mean?". In addition to the questionnaire that this article includes, I would add a section about Muhammad's life, personality and historical facts. Muslims cannot tolerate that others question the character, nature and holy entitlement of their leader. Believe my words. Make them pledge when becoming citizens that his leader was who he was in reality. Maybe this will help?

Coming back to the topic of my comment, people may think that one falls into a cult out of ignorance. Frankly, we indeed lack Islamic knowledge in the West because what we learn is a sugar-coated version of what historically happened. And all the precepts are softened too. But it has nothing to do with your level of education. My PhD nor my numerous courses didn't refrain me at the beginning from falling into this trap. Imagine those poor souls who lack sound formation or are dealing with self-esteem issues. Much easier for Muslims then. It is extremely easy, due to the sneaky ways that the love jihad entails, in any case. But definitely, having strong habits of questioning thanks to our educational systems made the difference when it came to taking the definitive step. Doubts were always behind my ears, as we say, and no bloke would silence that inquisitive character of mine which compels me to go further always during my learning process! That's why I am here too!

And although extreme no contact is what we advise in these situations with good results, with a Muslim man, well, it is again extremely difficult, Because women are possessions for them. It is very hard to let a possession go. Their ego is too big. The only thing you can do is running. And fast. And never stop watching your back because when the least you expect it, they're right behind you. I know that it is not right to paint everyone with the same brush, but when it comes to Islam, I have learnt the hard way that yes, it is like this because of their totalitarian thinking. I do not believe in moderate Muslims, as I have stated many times already. Because if they disagree with something, they are out of the Islamic terms and teachings, and that's called apostasy. They will pretend to be Muslims. Heartbreaking. Others will keep preaching that Islam is absolutely correct in all matters while doing the opposite consciously. The double standards that we often mention here. These men are the dangerous ones.

Without entering in specific surahs and ayahs now because this is already too long, believe me, that I was avid and curious to learn for the sake of love, but the more I learnt, the more I disgusted. The more I researched, the more things I found that resonated with my own perspective. That is how I came to this website and started reading Dr Daniel Pipes' great articles, and of course, it took my attention to the article dedicated to warning non-Muslim women. I was scared to participate, so from time to time, I would leave a comment. But it has been a very long journey. I only hope that doubtful people, be it men or women (because this happens to men too), know what putting a foot into Islam entails, how painful and damaging the experience is and how difficult it is to leave without scars, whether they are physical or emotional.

Thanks again for your comments, so interesting and valuable always. Rest assured that I love to see your posts because you're confirming to me what I found out about the ambiguity found in the Qur'an but with much more knowledge and expertise than I may ever have. You point out the nonsense of learning a religion written in a language that only Arabs can understand, and sometimes, not even them, as you certainly can demonstrate!

Please, keep coming back whenever you can. Rest assured that I always check your links and enjoy the findings! They give me reassurance in my beliefs and convictions. And it allows me to increase my knowledge and get a better understanding of this mess.

Big thank you again, and stay well too! I look forward to your following comments about Surat al-Ahzab: 56!

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