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Middle Path?

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Submitted by Linda Haslam (United States), Sep 27, 2007 at 11:01

Comparing Islam to the concept of the mystical and esoteric "middle path" is somewhat like comparing "female circumcision" to "male circumcision". According to Aayan Hirshi Ali; the two circumcisions would be comparable if male circumcision consisted of removing the glans at the base of the penis as well as the testicles and then stitching what remains of the penis to the empty testicular sac.

There is no "middle path" in Islam as Islam forbids the questioning that might lead to "self realization".

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