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Muslims have no right to rule others as Muslims

Reader comment on item: Islam, Jews and the Temple Mount
in response to reader comment: Islamic political domination over all

Submitted by Prashant (India), Dec 12, 2021 at 12:42

Dear Dr Pipes, In his letter entitled "Islamic political domination over all" reader Dave pointed out that although Islam recognized the Jewish connection to Temple Mount, Muslims wanted to maintain full control on the Templ Mount site and, thus, they wanted to reduce the status of Jews to dhimmihood. I agree with Dave's assessment.
I contend that deep down the Islamic psyche believes that Muslims have a right to rule nations and all people living in those nations. In other words, Muslims have no appreciation or understanding of separation of church and state.

In one of my recent letters to your site (Ref1), I proposed that the non-Muslim world must demand that Muslims adopt separation of church and state in all land-masses controlled by Islam on this planet. Demanding that Muslims adhere to separation of church and politics can be the first way how non-muslims can bring much needed change to the Islamic world.

Separation of the church and state is an easy to understand concept. Even Muslims can understand it. All the maladies that we see in Islam are directly or indirectly enabled by the amalgamation of church and state which started in Islam right from its birth. As non-Muslims' interaction with Muslims becomes inevitable and unavoidable, we must insist that Islam has no legitimacy as a religion as long as it is supported by the state. This demand must be continued until met.

Ref1: https://www.danielpipes.org/comments/277095

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