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Reformation of Islam

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Submitted by Peter G Jones (United States), May 8, 2006 at 18:07

This is a topic virtually untouched. Bernard Lewis mentions it tangentially in Cultures in Conflict.

Having read during the last 14 years the Koran and other commentary about the usual run of topics: Islam, Islamism, Islamists, Islamofacism, and so forth--I am astonished that nobody has made a public issue of the huge direct support that the Koran offers to all variants of Muslim Extremists, Terrorists, Fundamentalists, etc. Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a politically oriented way of organizing the entire world underThe Caliphate. (Check out the first 100 years after the Prophet passed) .

The so-called campaigns-- Holy War, jihads--are strictly cosmetic concealment the rawest imperialism. Occasionally somebody such as Bostom and Fr Menezes get. to the textual points. But as long as the Koran is utterly free of criticism as in textual study and consideration of contemporaneous conditions at the time of the Prophet's Recitation, nothing will change. If God speaks only Arabic and spoke only through The Prophet, and every word is absolutely without challenge--OH--(Kojak moment, here) there can be not the slightest alteration in the grossly inhumane way that Islam chooses to treat the rest of the world. And which of the 100s of thousands if Hadith are valid?? Basically Islam chose to isolate itself from the reality of the world several centuries ago. Now it can do nothing but destroy. All that saves us is the vicious internal warfare within Islam, which dissipates energy that would otherwise be directed at the World of War (all places not Islamic). In some extreme instances Islam exhibits the behaviour of virtually a wounded, crazed animal devouring it own guts.

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