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Moslems know better

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jun 8, 2012 at 17:26

scottindallas wrote :

> they don't need it. The enlightenment was because the Christian church rejected science. <

You are the first man I have ever met to explain in a 9-word sentence a process that took centuries to accomplish! And that Moslems need no Enlightenment is also a great revelation!The believers in the so called miracles of Mahomet and the Koran need no one to tell them miracles never happen ! As always they know better , don't they ?

> Islam NEVER did that. Islam doesn't resent challenge, debate, or discussion.<

Dr. Pipes' previous article centred around a German speaking scholar Ignaz Goldziher. Next to his epoch-making "Muhammedanische Studien" his "Stellung der alten islamischen Orthodoxie zu den antiken Wissenschaften" ("The attitude of the old Islamic Orthodoxy towards ancient sciences") is by all means worth reading. The copious sources quoted by him show a rather contrasting picture to your naive fantasy world. Islam did resent challenge,debate and discussion and banned and burnt books that contradicted the Koran and as a matter of principle exterminated hostile intellectuals.

> What you're criticizing is that Islam didn't benefit from the industrial revolution as the West did.<

No, I am not. Enlightenment did precede the Industrial Revolution. What I am criticizing is that a society based on a 7th century BS, religious discrimination and slavery is not what I -unlike you - will ever put up with.

> Since the industrial revolution and the invention of electricity the Muslim world has been under Western colonialism.<

Notice that the lands the Moslems now dominate have been under Moslem colonialism since the 7the century. You don't mind it tough, do you, while you resent Moslem lands being forced to close their numberless slave markets, to free kafir slaves and give the dhimmis a most basic legal protection and equality they had never had under the shariah. What an "injustice" for a Moslem to be forced to treat a kafir as an equal , isn't it?

>So, actually, you might not like to ask the question. <

So far it is you that have avoided answering direct questions feeding me with more and more Moslem disinformation, apologetics and myths.

>Another area that is very similar to the Muslim world is the rest of Africa, and South America. Here too we see the effects of colonialism, but Islam isn't dominant.<

What is your purpose in bringing up the rest of Africa and South America here ? To make another false analogy and make Moslem cruelty and barbarity look "decent" by comparison ?

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