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Islam cannot be separated from Muslims and vice versa

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in response to reader comment: Guiding the perplexed and clueless our dear Jessica صلى الله عليها وسلم The long version

Submitted by Prashant, Jun 23, 2019 at 22:42

Dear Dr Pipes, While I enjoy the duels between DNM, Asiyah, and Jessica, I must say that regarding matter of matters, I am still on the side of DNM. We cannot separate Islam from Muslims and Muslims from Islam. The tired arguments like 'we are imperfect; Islam is perfect' and 'bad things are done by UNTRUE Muslims' cannot be entertained and should not be presented. Islam is what Muslims do. And Islam is what Islam says. Period. We must answer questions like: why Sharia is supported by so many Muslims and why s Sharia so cruel? How can Islam sustain separate but equal doctrine vis-à-vis men and women? Why Muslims are in dispute with all religions? Why Islamic ME nations are so much behind Israel in growth? Why so many Muslims kill each other? How come there is no separation and church and state in Islamic nations? Why when every country needs democracy, Islamic societies must be allowed to be theocratic? Why Islamic birth rates are so much higher than every body else? Why if men are bad, women have to wear Hijabs? Why killing someone for opposing Allah/God is justified?

The list can go on and on and on. Muslims and Islam must answer all these questions every single time they are asked. The onus is on Muslims to answer them. And, no, saying that Islam is perfect and we are not is not acceptable.


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