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Lying in the cause of Islam

Reader comment on item: Parodying Khalil Gibran
in response to reader comment: The real issue with Khalil Gibran

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 11, 2022 at 02:42

Dear Dr Pipes, I read many comments on your blog on Khalil Gibran Academy and the usurpation of Gibran's name by Islamists.
Benyamin Korn said it most bluntly and most correctly. It does not matter whether Gibran's writing was good or bad. What matters is that Muslims are abusing his name for their selfish and dishonest interest.

As I research about Islam I find the lies propagated by Muslims to serve Islam's purpose disgusting. Sometimes they represent General Muhammad as the most gentle human being. Some other times they cry crocodile tears on TV as victims of Islamophobia. Yet other times Islamic charlatan Zakir Naik lies about other religions and creates real or fake conversions of people to Islam. Muslims do not get tired of telling us that Quranic verse 5-33 is not cruel but is like a lover's prayer for the beloved. And, of course, they usurp Khalil Gibrans's legacy just because his name sounded like a Muslim.

Lying to serve the interest of Islam is so commonplace that if you are a student of Islam, not one day will pass without you encountering a load of Islamic lies.


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