2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

If Quran is quoted out of context or so like we are made to believe, then....

Reader comment on item: U.S. Improvising on Security Five Years After 9/11

Submitted by Hari Iyer (United States), Sep 8, 2006 at 19:59

Say so in a mosque environment, to an imam and implore him to delete those texts that does not make sense. Do that in islamic countries and find out if you are made safe.

All the so-called moderates keep saying that islam does not say this, does not say that, etc. Nothing prevents the moderates to start a reform movement within islam and implore followers to follow the reform path; Better yet, copy/paste the entire Quran into a word document, then use replace function to replace all 'hate' words like kill, slay into hug, kiss. Replace where it says 'infidels' (in the arabic version) with 'friends' and you can call the reformed book, 'Quran for the 21st century' .

What is the imam going to say? that the older version is true; if the older version is true then challenge him why the older version contains venomous words. the imam need to be put in a position where he has no choice but to embrace the newer reformed version.

When muslim people say their book does not call for killing of innocent people, then one has to ask them what is innocent in islam means. Is the non-muslim considered non-innocent and thus fair game? that is what the non-muslims are made to believe by the actions of islamists.

I am tired of muslims stating that 'allah forbids killing even a fly' or the statement, something to the effect, 'if killing an innocent person is like killing entire humanity'. However, the actions say something else. So much blood and gore.

Besides, why do islamic people keep saying their book does not call for this and that or calls for this and that. I say, forget the book. What do islamic people think with their mind? God gave them a mind to think independently, right? Whatever happened to critical thinking?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to If Quran is quoted out of context or so like we are made to believe, then.... by Hari Iyer

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)