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What future is in store?

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Submitted by GWK (United States), Dec 12, 2007 at 21:13

Excellent preface and an interesting thesis.

First, at 1.3 billion souls in the world, Islam represents a new mainstream plurality in the world. And with birth control killing off the future of the West's population, that plurality is growing more and more -- and unfortunately it is becoming dominated by its repressive conservative elements, not by its progressive liberal ones.

If the women of the West are willing to let trends go to extremis, then they will eventually sail blithely into a point where women are merely breeding machines with maternal responsibilities their primary function in life, and no say in matters of the state or philosophy or the arts beyond the harem.

Now, the Sufi is a remarkable exception. If all Islam was as soft and transcendental as Sufism, the West would practically embrace it with wide open arms. But if the Mufti's sharia-oriented legalism becomes the face of Islam, expect ugly times for the world's freedoms and intellectual curiousity.

SO the theme is a good one -- Sufi Islam or Mufti Islam. Methinks that if Mufti islam wins then Sufi islam has to be blown away. As for Coptic , Orthodox, or Roman Christianity -- well we all know which version of Islam will be more tolerant.

(So, now how do we help Sufism become the dominant variety? Buy more oil from sheiks that endow madrassas and wahabbist imams? I don't think so!!!)

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