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Whose History? What Scholarship?

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Submitted by Rakshas 10 Anan (India), Nov 14, 2005 at 11:03

... I think that a purported holy book which is a manual of who and how and what and when to kill is a galling instance of religious prescription, to put it mildly. If you find peace in it fine, but I prefer not to have it shoved in my face in the name of scholarship, howsoever narrow and restricted such a claim may be in truth. Your supercilious advice to learn from history is astounding, to say the least!

I think the majority of people here and outside are fully aware of the violent history of Islam worldwide. If someone repeats a lie a thousand times, that does not make it the truth. Why history, just following the current news with fair discernment is enough to understand the nature of Islam. Curious logic, Man, that people should read the Quran to convince themselves that what they see and hear in front of them is something else. Severed body parts are convincing enough. Perhaps your scholarship would be of better use amid those who terrorise in the name of your holy book? We are not dhimmis yet; we are not your captives to follow the rigours of the Stockholm Syndrome; we value our intellectual freedom too much for that. You have failed to convince me for one, of your scholarship, your knowledge of history, and the acceptability of your book! Let's leave it at that.

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