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Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?
in response to reader comment: Islam cannot be reformed

Submitted by Porky's2istan (United States), Jul 3, 2013 at 05:32

Quote Daniel Pipes-

"However central the Koran and Hadith may be, they are not the totality of the Muslim experience; the accumulated experience of Muslim peoples from Morocco to Indonesia and beyond matters no less. To dwell on Islam's scriptures is akin to interpreting the United States solely through the lens of the Constitution; ignoring the country's history would lead to a distorted understanding."

Yes, but both the Quran and Constitution defined the initial direction. The experiences of people can moderate this initial direction but not completely negate it. If you shoot an arrow North, over time it may change to North-East or North-West, but it will NEVER go South. Islam is directed away from peace, tolerance, and modernity. People like to point to the Ahmadiyya as an example of 'modernized' islam. The only thing the Ahmadis have changed is the requirement for violent jihad. They STILL believe in spreading islam by any means necessary (except war). They STILL believe that apostates should be executed. And they STILL believe that islam should be superior to all other religions. Ahmidiyya is the best that islam has ever come up with and it is still completely repugnant to every modern society.

Black is not white. Hate is not love, War is not peace, Bigotry is not tolerance. Misogyny is not equality. Terrorism is not constructivism. Anti-blasphemy is not free speech. Violence is not debate.

There is no reform for islam.


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