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Why Ideology of Islam is the Problem

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Submitted by Singha (India), Jul 2, 2007 at 22:00

There were couple of typos in my earlier message which I have corrected here.

By "All Mighty", I think, Syed you refer to God.

You seem to be not getting the point. What is holy is subjective.

While I may believe in God to be holy, I have no right to deny others the right not to be belive God as holy.

Prophetdom in many situations is a self serving institution. As I wrote earlier, who is holy is always subjective. THERE IS NO HOLY COW THAT IS BEYOND CRITICISM/CRITICAL ANALYSIS.

You talk about criticism. If someone commits a wrong act, there are three elements involved:

(a) The person's moral fiber/freewill.

(b) The ideology that makes the person justify the act.

(c) The environment and situation that triggers the act.

If some group does suicide bombing or beheading and then cites the quranic verses to justify their evil acts, it is but natural for quran and mohummad to be criticized/ critically studied and questionned. One will be very shortsighted to blame only the isolated individual for what is essentially a group(Islamist) activity. You can not camouflage yourseld under the cloak of religion and carry out evil totalitarian and intolerant acts.

For Muslims Wafa Sultan's "calm and active approach" is the way to go for saving the world from medieval barbarianism called "fascist Islamism".

The test for freedom in muslim societies will remain their willingness to allow criticism of mohmmad and quran without fear and with fervor.



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