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Official recognition of the backwardness of Islam

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Submitted by Carl (United States), Aug 31, 2007 at 17:33

From your mouth in god's ears! But, I don't believe it. Official recognition may only be a ploy to get state subsidies, and nothing more. It is impossible for religious Moslems to admit that Islam, as a religion, is even on a level with others, let alone backwards. How can Allah's religion be backwards? That is an oxymoron. The Koran says very specifically that Moslems are better than everyone else: "the most noble community ever".

The Koran says very specifically that Islam is "perfect". All 57 Moslem countries have signed on to the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam (and refused to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). The preamble of the Moslem "Human rights" declaration says definitely that the Moslem community is better than any other, that only the Moslem community may guide humanity. So, the notion that Islam is superior to every other religion is a bedrock principle of religious Islam.

There is just no way for religious Moslems in India to deny the superiority of Islam and remain religious Moslems. If they ever said anything like that in a Moselm country, they would be executed for blasphemy. What may or may not be happening is that more and more Moslems are becoming less and less religious. If this is a trend, it should be encouraged. As for Indian Moslems reading the Koran differently, I will believe that when I see it. So far, I have not seen it. They would have to take specific passages from the Koran and show how those specific passages may validly be interpreted differently from the way they have been interpreted for the last 1400 years.

The devil is in the details. So far, all we see from "moderate Moslems" is a general statement that the Koran can be interpreted as a religion of tolerance and peace. But, there are never any details to back that up. They never deal with those specific verses from the Koran and Hadith which call for Moslem supremacy and violence against non-Moslems.


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