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Islam is the problem, not merely Islamism

Reader comment on item: Ban Islam?

Submitted by Lee Bender (United States), Aug 29, 2007 at 14:38

As much as I respect Daniel Pipes and acknowledge his mantra: "Militant Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution", I cannot agree. The evidence is plain: the holiest book of Islam, allegedly imparted verbatim from Allah through angel Gabriel to Prophet Mohammed, preaches, promotes, incites hatred of non-Muslims, supremacy, non-tolerance of others (esp Christians and Jews), violence, jihad and conflict.

It is a dark, dim world indeed, and those that are the true followers are what most in the PC- world call "radicals", "militants", "terrorists" but they are actually practicing Islam as it is taught and written. Are ther "moderates" of this religion? Where are they? Why are they so silent in the face of the onslaught by their fellow religious adherent? What does it mean to be a "moderate" Muslim? That you don't actually strap on a bomb to yourself or your kid, but you applaud and condone it nonetheless?

Until there is a reformation such as has been in Judaism and Christianity, from high religious authorities to disavow these basic elements and tenets as codified in the religion, such that Muslims are to truly respect others, live in peaceful, equal co-existence, yearn for and strive for true peace, then Islam must be contained or their global jihad to conquer and subjugate the world will only continue. Hasn't happened since the dawn of Islam 1400 years ago, hard to see any seeds being planted today for it. But one can only hope...


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