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Read Muslims' beautiful holy book, and become an instant atheist

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Submitted by Fran├žois Gravel (Canada), Jul 30, 2014 at 07:09

Regarding the Hamilton Spectator's author to which Stuart Laughton is referring in Mr. Pipes' July 16, 2013 update, it is worth nothing that the said author, one Aidan Johnson, actually suggests in the Spec's original piece that "non-Muslims mark Ramadan appropriately, by reading the Koran"--a book, he adds, "so beautiful that we should all know more about it" and that "non-Muslims themselves should consider setting aside a month to celebrate it, too."

It seems to me that Mr. Johnson, for all his good intentions, is playing with fire here. For if the Spec's readers were to follow his advice, they just might end up like British author and ex-Anglican Douglas Murray who famously declared, "Reading in the Koran about Mohammed made me an atheist."

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