69 million page views

A partial ban should be enough

Reader comment on item: Ban Islam?
in response to reader comment: Robert A; you will destroy Islam that way

Submitted by Henrik R Clausen (Denmark), Sep 1, 2007 at 17:37

If we ban only the controversial (that is, unconstitutional and/or criminal) parts of Islam (Quran & Hadith), there is still a chance that a moderate form of Islam could step forth. Having read the original Islamic scriptures almost in extenso, I must say I doubt it, though. The example of Muhammad himself is so intolerant and violent, to put it mildly, that little would be left after a ban.

In any case it's better and more to the point to ban stuff because it's criminal than because it's Islam. Reconciling the leftovers in a viable way is something we can leave as an exercise for the readers - eh, muftis. Not our problem.


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".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 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.)