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Reader comment on item: Study the Koran?

Submitted by Joh Glueck (United States), Jan 20, 2004 at 13:32

Dear Mr. Pipes:

This is the best short on Islamic violence I have read in some time. One must study the history, the culture and circumstances that gave rise to Islam, however, not just the modern day manifestations of it's triumphalist theology. While Ancient Judaism and the Jewish movement that became Christianity came from Israel and the God of the Shema, Islam sought to supercede both.

Islam, therefore, does not worship the God of the Torah and the Apostles, but another. We as Jews must study the validity of whether Jesus was in fact the Messiah. Is Mohammed the Messiah. Mohammed claimed to be the Comforter whom Jesus promised would come when he was resurrected. Christians would see this as the Holy Spirit (Ruach haKodesh). One of them is "dead" wrong.

Finally, Mohammed claimed to have the final revelation to humanity and that all the world must submit to Allah, being converted to Islam. This is the essence of Islam, world domination by any means, including force. No serious Jew or Christian would receive such a command, let alone receive Allah as equivalent to haShem Adonai.

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