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Circular reasoning

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 29, 2016 at 00:09

Dear Dr Pipes,

This time your reader Aamir Imtiaz presented the good old circular logic. He said, "Islam is a Religion ruled and instructed by God ... Islam is spreading everywhere just like Prophet Muhammad said." This is the same logic that we have heard so many time: Kuran is right because Muhammad said so. Muhammad is right because Allah said so. and Allah is right because Kuran said so. This should make all three of them right except that circular logic cannot stand without external proof. There is no proof outside of Kuran and Muhammad that Islam is instructed by God!!! It is an irony that even after living in an educated society like the united states some people do not understand logic well enough. A good person can believe anything they want to believe except that they need to be humble about it and not self righteous. Good luck to Mr Imtiaz.

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