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Islam and the market place of ideas

Reader comment on item: Ban Islam?

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 25, 2013 at 08:57

Dr. Pipes

If Islam is to be tamed this taming should take place in the market place of ideas and not by force or through legal banning. The Arabs have a great saying: الممنوع مرغوب or what is forbidden is most desired

I do not think that it is wise to legally ban a human belief systen albeit flawed and Islam is a flawed and a dangerous belief system. Religions rise and fall but this should take place in the market place of ideas and not in a court of law

Oh the Qur'an? It is a violent and hate filled book but so is Mein Kampf but we do not ban Mein Kampf and we should not ban the Qur'an either.


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