69 million page views

The greatest proplem for Muslims

Reader comment on item: On Islam and Islamism
in response to reader comment: nice to hear a sane voice..

Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Oct 2, 2009 at 17:36

The greatest problem for the majority of Muslims is that their society is still essentially tribal and ancient tibal customs trump any civilizing effort. Honor killing, for instance, is a purely cultural custom having nothing to do with religion. In some places Christians carry out honor killings just like those reported about Muslims. I have seen it among back country Greeks and there are still incidents of same in some parts of former Yugoslavia. Until a people evolves beyond mere tribalism such attitudes are likely to continue.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to The greatest proplem for Muslims by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)