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Mowing of the innocent in London: We are already afraid of and wavering to Islamic fundamentalists

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Mar 25, 2017 at 13:40

Dear Dr Pipes,

Two days ago a converted Muslim expressed his gratitude for Londoners for electing a Muslim mayor by mowing four of them under a car. It is said that he was inspired by ISIS and ISIS claimed credit for his actions. As it always happens after such incidences, almost immediately politicians started to make statements and say that we will not waver to and wont be afraid of the Islamic terrorists.

I think saying that we will not be afraid of terrorists is a lie because we are already afraid of Islamic groups. Fir example, we cannot ask London's mayor to go back to Pakistan as a UK citizen and volunteer toward advancement of democracy in Pakistan. And we cannot tell the Islamic nations their being theocracies in an increasingly metropolitan and modern world is selfish and absurd. We can also not tell Islamic scholars that Quran is wrong when it makes apostasy punishable. A person can choose to leave Islam because he is obstinate, corrupt, insane, a free-thinker, or angry and none of these things should be punishable by death. And let me not even start on the Islamic rules about marriage. Most of them are absurd and selfish but none of them can be openly criticized.

World's relationship with Islam is that of fear. We cannot tell Muslims what need to be be told. I think politicians should stop making statements that we would not waver before Islam and we will not be afraid. We are already wavering and we are already afraid.


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