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Submitted by faqi (United States), Mar 12, 2006 at 15:28

Mr.Biswas. I read your response "who is fascinated by Islam" dated Mar 11th 06 and I fully agree with what you say in your post, especially your last paragraph. "Pity that we non-Muslims have to waste our time and energy telling the same thing all over again and again to new closed-minded Muslims. Islam is the biggest producer of a growing population of closed-minded submitters".

I usually try to ignore the responses I get for the posts I make as most are not worth bothering about. I don't quite understand why people come on these boards and post empty headed, half witted & ridiculous statements, when they don't have a clue about what we have written, they only air their ignorance & lack of knowledge.

Most of them actually do not add any value to any of the discussions, but they answer a question with a question. They never stick to the point being questioned but digress and tend to 'pass the buck' or say ridiculous things which have nothing to do with what is being discussed. When their point if view is challenged, or they are presented with clear facts, that contradict their beliefs they employ the strategy of diversion and basically tries to bamboozle people with inane ramblings and proverbs that mean absolutely nothing, either that or quoting from a predefined list of accepted retort or irrelevant passages. If pushed too far or the truth is too close for comfort they stop commenting. I've seen this here and on several other blogs, it appears to be a classic Muslim response. Muslims seemed to be coached in this method of debate, i.e. Never admit or even consider they may be mistaken, or worse still, totally wrong?

Can these people or persons ever give a straight answer to a straight question or enter into a debate giving clear, rational arguments and quoting their sources? I think not. Is it the Muslim way, casting aspersions on all and sundry whilst refusing to acknowledge the unshaking subversive activity of Islamists across the globe....Most of these Muslims prefer to shield their religion behind a veil of sanctity. What they don't realize is that Islam is a potent force for evil in the world - Poverty, injustice, hunger, disease and environmental degradation . If the Muslims themselves don't subject their religion to scrutiny now and work out whatever revisions and reforms that are necessary to bring it to the 21 st century. We will most likely see a very toxic form of Islam passed on to their descendants. The enlightenment/ reformation never came to Islam and it appears with the spread of Whabism, into countries which formerly had a gentler form of Islam such as Malaysia and Indonesia has to be viewed with alarm. In this scenario Islam resumes to play a dominant social and moral role to the detriment of society putting aside the advancement of freedom, modern science & the human condition.

I hope that Islam is in its death throes; that todays outbursts of fervor and fanaticism are but a brief transition to truly modern society where Islam may only play a ceremonial role - Maybe its only wishful thinking. Apart from a rabid few, every civilized human being appreciates the importance of peaceful co-existence in our world. The rest of us have all the more reason to investigate Islam, since it is obvious that complacency and ignorance could lead us to squander our opportunities to steer Islam in benign directions if that is ever possible. We owe it to our children and their children to look as hard as we can at the huge forces unleashed by Islam to see where it might takes us. There is no reasoning with these people- because they do not reason. The most succinct defense is that Islam is evil, its founder was not a prophet of any God but a self serving manic, the ardent followers is proof of that - just read the daily news at all the wanton killing and injustice in Islam. What more proof do we need?
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