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Islamic supply and demand

Reader comment on item: Israel Is the Least-Stolen Land
in response to reader comment: More about the murder in Udaipur, India

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jul 2, 2022 at 15:20

Dear Dr Pipes, The Islamic threshold for killing people for blasphemy has come down. The most recent victim of Islamists in India did not directly criticize Islam, Allah or Muhammad. He just showed his support for a person who had criticized Muhammad.

This is why speaking openly and truthfully against what we see wrong in Islam is so important. If more people speak their minds openly and politely against what we see wrong in Islam, there will be more demand for Islamic terrorists and the terrorist supply chain will run dry. In effect, the Muslims will learn that while there might be a need for them to protect Islam, there is no need to protect Islam at all costs. Muslims will understand that the critics (of Islam) can be left at their own fates and do not have to be killed for blasphemy.

Muhammad did not understand this simple fact at his village/tribe level but the global level modern Muslims can understand it. Our goal is not necessarily to change the Islamic doctrines. Our goal is just that Muslims do not defend the Islamic doctrines at extreme costs and do not impose them on others.


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