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A forlorn hope

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Submitted by Mahendra Mathur (Trinidad And Tobago), May 15, 2009 at 23:12

To say that 99% of quran is 'followable' is not to mean that 99% of it is right. In fact more than 25% of the verses are against even the UN Declaration of Human Rights - specially those which pertain to non-muslims and women. From the Muslim point of view Mohammed had no say in Quran - it was God's word! But if you imply that it was Mohammed's (because he would have modified it today if he were alive) the whole basis of Islam gives way! We are now well into 21st Century and it is time to take the bull by its horns. The Quran must be revised by taking out the violent and discriminatory verses from it. Or the Muslims should learn to treat Quran as Hndus treat Ramayana and Mahabharat. It is absurd to think that other religions have myths and metaphors while your own religion's myths and metaphors are true!

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