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Koran reading parliamentary, and UN, commissions

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Submitted by Vipasssi (Belgium), Jun 21, 2012 at 11:43

There should be as many possible parliamentary commissions on the Koran in non-muslim countries so lawmakers would know what they speak about when they debate on islam and muslims. Eventually there should be one at the UN level.

In that context, law makers, experts in the Arab language, and representatives of all recognized religions would ask Muslim organizations' representative to give their interpretation of the 50 or so verses constituting incitement to religious hatred and discrimination and/or to murder for religious reasons, which in several Western countries is defined as a crime. Muslim organizations representatives would be asked to interpret them in the historical context of the first spread of Islam in Arabia as well as in that of its more recent spread worldwide, with the notable exception of the Far East, so that such interpretation could be accepted, eventually by the international community (where non-monotheists are still the majority).

The argument according to which the Koran can only be read and understood by Arab speakers should not be accepted.


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