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Hatred breeds ignorance

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Submitted by abdul Khan (United States), Feb 5, 2007 at 18:22

I agree with Dr.Pipes, but you must consider that Civilization is dynamic ever changing and shaping. Barbarianism , on the other hand , is static. There is no new idea that can penetrate and shape the core of barbarianism . Islam is the largest manifestation of barbarianism , based on basic premises that the Koran is complete, that early muslims are true and complete, (the ideal form of humans and they can not do any error).

That idea usually breeds intolerance and ignorance, because if you are going to idealize or follow early elders, you are going to follow their examples. for instance non muslims(dhimmies) are supposed to pay certain tax even in their own country and we have seen that during the reign of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb and history is full of those examples also Islam believes in the subjugation of other people and religions thats why there are two terms that describe Muslim Land ( Dar ul salam i.e. land of Islam ) and non muslim Land (Dar ul harb i.e, land of war ). so if a religion is calling non muslim world "land of war", that means it is justified to start war or subjugate non muslims world .

Another interesting thing about Islam is in the tribal area or rural areas of pakistan most of the Mullahs and Tribal elders are opposed to Western Idea and schooling because that can change the thinking of the masses. they want people to live in middle ages so they can practice all those brutal practices in their Jargas like Karo kari (where the murder of Innocent women is justified), or giving a 12 or 9 years old girl to a 60 years old man and a rich man cant get prosecuted for the murder because he influenced victims family to accept money , and they call it "Khoon Baha". by the way, that was imposed as the state law during Pakistani Dictator Gen Zia Ul Haq and Saudi Arabia still has those kind of laws which are completely against the human rights.

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