3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

I recall arguments from the WSJ's Opinion Journal...

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued

Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Oct 2, 2006 at 17:16

which suggested that Allah=God; and that all three monotheistic faiths worship the same deity. I don't recall the train of reasoning behind the assertion...but, I think it was one of the times in which I had to disagree. I don't think the equation stands (Allah=God), or to have the equation make sense, the attributes of G-d would have to undergo radical transformations. Also, I think what we term "radical" Islam is still Islam...it's not another religion...so, to state that one "respects" Islam -- for better or worse -- this would have to include the way in which the radicals conceive of Allah and Islam. (Thus, indirectly suggesting that suicide "martyrdom" is "understandable" or worthy of "respect." I believe that's also the Anglican position.) Perhaps this is also why the pope and others refuse to outright condemn suicide terrorists.

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 I recall arguments from the WSJ's Opinion Journal... by J.S.

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.)