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When will Moslems openly speak the truth?

Reader comment on item: Will Europe Resist Islamization?
in response to reader comment: Muslims cannot be ignored!

Submitted by Iblis al Hanif (Italy), Apr 4, 2008 at 05:22

I hate having to go through the same talk again and again when I'm talking to or of Moslems, but it seems they usually have a hard time trying to understand that they cannot escape criticism about what they believe in and support fervently. You speak your mind and you elicit comments. they must be living in a different world or dimension if they can't get that basic thing.

Perhaps the Moslems who cannot be ignored ought to face the fact that there are many people around them and all over the world who do not agree with what their ideals are. And these people who have the courage to speak their minds about Islam cannot be ignored either. I think I've had enough of this islamic siege mentality that is so peculiar of Moslems who think the whole world is continuously conspiring against them as if there was really nothing more important to do.

But I must confess that if there's so much attention focussed on Islam it's because the Moslems themselves want to have it that way. And since nobody in this world was born to please, coax and flatter the Moslems one should expect criticism against Islam as something obvious, natural.

I think it's every human being gifted with a bit of intelligence and common sense that has a problem with Islam and what the Moslems have to admit is that their own problem is with a choral protest, so to speak, of individuals against the violence that Islam preaches and that its prophet embodies. That the Qur'an is a violent book nobody can deny. That Muhammad was no saint nobody can deny. Not because the people like myself are biassed against Islam by parti pris, but because the sacred texts of Islam are now freely available and anybody can go through them and see for themselves if Islam is the religion of peace or of war.

I don't know of any systematic protest against the West and of no rejection of Western products anywhere. Perhaps that's the type of propaganda that's being used in some islamic countries, especially Pakistan. But I'm not surprised. I'm not surprided to read the comment from a Pakistani defending Islam rather than admitting Islam has screwed up his own country.

Pakistan isn't even a nation if we have to speak the whole plain truth. The Pakistanis' identity is based upon Islam. They identify themselves and distinguish themselves from the Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains and Christians of India simply because they are Moslem. It's not their language or their ethnic legacy that makes the Pakistanis different: it's their religion. And their attachment to their beloved prophet is a necessary consequence.

Beloved prophet! How I wish some people had the courage to admit overtly they love a very violent man who would be apprehended and executed if he lived today. A man who turned against his friends and relatives and who betrayed them. How I wish some Moslems like Mansoor openly said they love their prophet not despite the fact he was a rapist and a murderer, but because he was that.


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