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Questioning Islamic doctrine relentlessly

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Submitted by Prashant, Sep 13, 2019 at 23:04

Dear Dr Pipes,

I am a long believer in the policy of relentlessly and bluntly questioning the Islamic doctrine until it gets fully clarified or changes and becomes completely fit for the modern world. As a practicing Hindu, I do not remember seeing any Hindu religious doctrine that tells me to favor or disfavor any one or any country solely on a religious basis. In fact, a major Hindu creed tells people to love the the country where they live. Coming from this background, I find it both bizarre and immoral that Muslims are encouraged to support other Muslims in the times of conflicts plainly based on religion and mostly devoid of any moral basis. There is enough doctrinal and empirical evidence that Muslims people and countries choose sides driven by this doctrine.

We all need to ask whether Muslims can be trusted by any country in the matters of national security. The onus of answering this question is on Islamic scholars and not on any one else. There is enough written in the Islamic doctrine about Muslims supporting Muslims at the time of conflict and Muslims scholar need to clarify if that doctrine still holds.

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