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Reform of Islam is possible for educated, enlightened Muslims but not for Islamists who still live in archaic tribal years

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Submitted by Laz Kemal (United States), Oct 4, 2013 at 00:30

If one studies the life of Mohammed and takes a positive and intelligent approach you'll notice that Muhammed was actually a reformer for his time.

When Mohammed was born, Arabia was very cruel place to live. There was no law, no government, no rules, no justice, one could easily be killed for stealing food. It was called the era of Jahilliya (ignorance).

Tribal devotion and traditions were the only way to survive. The Quraysh tribe that ruled Mecca disliked Muhammed and his message of equality and tried everything to make him change his mind. The same backward tribal mentality dominates the Islamist (not Muslim) world today.

Sadly Islamists want to emulate Muhammed's life only by multiple wives. Even more sadly, most Muslims are watching their religion get hijacked by Radical Islamists, and Comedic Islamists been busy coming up with excuses and distractions and accusing anyone, including modern Muslims critical of Islamists, as "Islamaphobes"

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