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Obscurantist Islam cannot change

Reader comment on item: [The Search for Moderate Islam:] A Reply to Lawrence Auster

Submitted by R.K. Ohri (India), Feb 3, 2005 at 11:37

Islam is essentially an obscurantist corporation which rejects all new ideas.It is a fundamentalist faith steeped in irrational 1400 years old dogmas which condemn all other faiths world over and divides the world into 2 permanently hostile groups of believers and non-believers, i.e. Dar-ul Islam and Dar-ul Harb. Islamic orthopraxy preaches the doctrine of hate and calls upon all Muslims worldwide to wage jihad, or "holy war", against people belonging to all other religions and destroy and decimate them. It is a dangerous philosophy which has pushed the civil society to the brink. Worst days are yet to come.

For instance, AKbar S. Ahmed, a retired Pakistani civil servant turned author in his book, Islam Under Seige, proclaims boastfully that today Islam is at war with every other religion. It is waging a war against Christianity in Middle East,, Africa and Indonesia, against Judaism in West Asia, against Hinduism in Kashmir and parts of the Indian sub-continent and even against Buddhism in Sinkiang province of China, after demolition of Bamiyan Buddhas. And he genuinely believes that 2lst century will belong to Islam. Remember, according to Al Qaeda's Manual, "Islamic government were never established by peaceful solutions or cooperative counsels. They will be established, as they have always been, by pen and gun, by word and bullet, by tongue and teeth."

Islam is essentially a religion of terror and war.

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