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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Sep 17, 2010 at 18:17

Sohel writes:

"Islam is not enemy but Islam Phobia,..."
Islam is not our friend because of its supremacist nature and the requirement that it become the 'supreme religion' and of course because of the sharia, rights of non-muslims , women, lack of free speech, child marriages, arranged marriages, Jew hatred etc etc ad nauseam). 'Islamophobia' is our friend - precisely because it actively opposes the spread of this retrograde political/religious belief.

" I advise you to read books of Ali Al-Wardi, Mohammed Arkoun, Abdulkareem Sorouj and the Christian apologist of Islam - as spiritual life - George Tarabishi."
And I advise you to read the works of Meister Eckhart, Lao Tsu, Patanjali and any number of others from totally different traditions. And I'd also advise you to look closely at your dearly held belief that you are practising the 'supreme' religion.

"Yes, there is moderate Islam, but this Islam suffering from Islamization movements & governments,"
So why does Islam allow such things to happen? Isn't its doctrine sufficiently clear that such confusion cannot arise? At least in WW2 the Nazis did not claim they were taking over Europe for Jesus. And the Japanese did not start a war in the Pacific on behalf of Gautama Buddha.

Why have a 'moderate ' Islam at all when there are far more logical, sensible ,satisfying and consciousness raising traditions to follow? And they are not Arab-centric - have no requirement for you to learn that language or any trappings of its culture and do not require beliefs in buraqs, Jinns in toilets, a 53 year old who sleep with nine year old as being a 'prophet' or require you to face Mecca 5 times a day. Nor the almost obligatory hatred for Jews.


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