69 million page views

Thank you Dhimi No More. Some points here...

Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?
in response to reader comment: A Very Concerned Reader and can Islam be reformed? and reading Albert Hourani's "Liberal Age."

Submitted by A very concerned reader (Australia), May 20, 2021 at 17:19

Thanks a lot for all the info, Dhimmi No More. I'm curious about the book you mention. I'll get it and get back to you when I read it.

I understand the view from where you both come. But as I just replied to M Tovey, why reforming Islam to start with since it is very apparent after numerous research of the holy books, the historical facts and the revealing language clues that this religion is a total fraud?

I just cannot get why.

I will look for it because now I don't remember his name, but one of the women I am helping sent me a few months ago the channel of a life coach who claimed himself as an expert on Narcissist Abuse. He is an Egyptian who now lives in Canada. He abandoned Islam after suffering abuse from both his narcissistic parents. The video is quite interesting. I won't discuss his psychological knowledge because he is not a psychologist or a psychiatrist but a life coach. But in short, what he shares about the NPD and the recovery is what it is , and it is correct. There aren't many more ways to understand it or heal. Neither will I discuss the epiphany moment he described to have suffered. But it was enlightening to see how he described himself as a narcissist. He also explained very well the environment in which he grew up. This guy claimed that he was very into the April 6th Youth Movement. He must have changed his name because he said he was on top of the movement.

So yes, I know that you're right, and many young people are trying to get rid of all the Islamic nonsense and are fighting to change their political scenario. Also, it makes sense that those who can read Arabic as their mother tongue should be able to see that something is not right in there. It seems that the most fervent Allah's slaves have a non-Arabic background. Curious at the very least.

However, as I said, even modifying those surats and ayahs that attempt against the most basic human rights, denigrate those who disagree with the Islamic teachings, etc., what's the point of doing so if the same book states so clearly that those who try will be condemned and doomed to hell? The Qur'an is completely locked. You're in, or you're out. I cannot see greys in between. I cannot see a reformist but an apostate.

I will check the sources you have sent me, and I'll get back to you. Also, I'll try to find that video for you and the readers.

Thanks again. As I always say, your knowledge has no price.

Take care!


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)