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Reforming Islam

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Submitted by Bill Storey (United States), Dec 5, 2006 at 10:35

Daniel, your statement that terrorism does not originate in Islam just isn't true. An Islam that is "modern, moderate, democratic, liberal, good-neighborly, humane, and respectful of women" as you say is an Islam that is no longer Islam.

Islam IS the problem. It has been a predatory and totalitarian religion from the start. The only real answer, in the long run, is to replace it with religions and philosophies that do tolerate others ideas and ways of living. In such a world, in a free competition of ideas without intimidation, Islam will perish and Muslim leaders know it. That is why they permit no other religions in Musllim countries.

We will never make any progress by "respecting" Islam. It deserves no respect. We will make progress by creating governments in the Middle East that tolerate all religions, and by crushing those (invariably they will be Muslims) who try to intimidate and persecute the practitioners of other faiths.

Maybe we'll wake up when we lose a city.

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