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A very insightful observation of M Tovey and the need to challenge Islam every moment

Reader comment on item: European Islamophobia Report 2020
in response to reader comment: Effects of a Bad Reputation - Islam Suffers for Its Own Intolerance

Submitted by Prashant (India), Mar 17, 2022 at 08:18

Dear Dr Pipes, In his letter entitled "Effects of a Bad Reputation - Islam Suffers for Its Own Intolerance" M Tovey made a very apt observation. Mr Tovey said, "What used to be religiously acceptable attacks on non-conforming sectors of opposing religions are now considered acts of war, extreme acts of incivility towards normal civil populations." The Islamic method of revenue generation for the last 1400 years was to plunder other nations, loot their monuments, occupy their lands, and subjugate and tax their populations until they surrender to the Islamic whims. Indeed, these methods are not easily applicable in the current modern world; while Islamic plunderers could conveniently loot nations from Spain to India in the past, if a Muslim plunderer attempts to occupy a non-Muslim nation today, they are very likely to bite the dust.

While the Islamic tendency to resort to violence outright has become more difficult in today's world, the Islamic compunction to plunder other nations, grab others property, and win more and more land for Islam remains unabated. In the modern times Islamic methods regarding marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims, offering no democratic rights to non-Muslims in Islam-occupied lands, regarding demanding more and more rights in free non-Islamic nations, and regarding increasing the Muslim population percentage in all nations are particularly troubling. All these methods are tantamount to grabbing more land and property on this planet. Like it or not, if Muslims maintain a higher birth-rate than everyone else, higher percentages of our human prosperity and GNP goes to Muslims.

When Muslims get involved in violent wars with non-Muslims our goal should of course be to defend ourselves to every possible way. Even otherwise, it is vital that non-Islamic world objects to self-serving, selfish, and hypocritical behaviors of the Islamic world in a relentless and sustained manner. While in violent wars a defensive stance with Muslims is OK, in the intellectual battle of Ideas, Islamic lies must be aggressively attacked and challenged. Ideas lead to actions and to stop bad Islamic actions we must first stop the bad Islamic ideas.

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