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No excuses & no justifications

Reader comment on item: How Islamists Came to Dominate European Islam
in response to reader comment: 'Extremists' are the True Muslims

Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Jun 4, 2010 at 22:31

Dear Ayokunle There is no rational excuse for terrorism under the guise of religion nor any justification for any religionist to perpetuate his or her interpretation of religion through acts of violence or intimidation. It is a poor religion that must "convert" the beliefs of others; that can only feel successful accumulating devotees at gun point or intimidation or justifying violent acts. In my opinion, each of the Abrahamic religions have with in their text acts or verses that can be used to instigate violence or perpetuate religious and social unrest. It is not the books, it is not the writings of yesterday, correctly quoted, misquoted, all ways misused. It is people of low intellect and little imagination who can not compete in a creators world so choose to harness evil and join the destructors. They take on the mantle of righteousness and cloak themselves in scripture to unseat the faithful and position themselves falsely in the chair of the prophets as an authority that must be obeyed. They use every device, inducement, threat and discrimination to perpetuate that 'authority'. No person of faith ought to give these creatures the time of day.

Not surprisingly, it is the ignorant, poorly educated adult and the naive child who are the chosen targets of the extremist to be used as gunmen and human bombs. God may forgive the dupes. Not the instigators. Islam has become a tool of the destructors and the great shame is that there is no stomach in the Islamic world to place themselves before these terrorist and declare them non-Muslim. Instead they take their petty politics and small hatreds and snicker and smirk behind their hands. Feeding their own ignorant masses emotive propaganda in order to keep them 'unthinking masses'. It is not Islam. It is not the Qu'ran. It is not the Talmud or the Bible. It is the people, and the choices they make and the methods they choose to use. Muslims, Jews, or Christians who can not separate from their religious zeal need to be faced down with LAW. Enforced laws ensuring that religion can not be used as a tool. Can not be weaponized as we see with Islam today.

For myself, I think proselytizing needs to become an illegal act. Put a stop to that and the world will become a safer place. And perhaps religions will go back to being spiritual instead of political.

In peace trans-parere

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