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The problem is the specific way to get to Islamic power

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Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Apr 3, 2007 at 14:09

"While radical Islamists may represent 15% of all Islam, they are supported in one manner or another by the majority of Muslims"

I would challenge that. I think that the problem is rather that you can only become a Muslim LEADER if you identify with the prophet or his companions. At the very least, you have to enforce sharia law to become a Muslim leader and internalize being responsible or supportive of a great numbers of cut limbs and heads. So only very violent people can get to power in Islam. And those don't make good leaders, save in wars. Medieval wars.

Of course, things are not that clear cut nowadays, after three centuries of decline and, most important, after the abrogation of sharia in most Muslims countries by Colonialists. But that is the bottom of the problem, as I see it: within a community where Islam has to be the rule, only bad leaders come to power. Those who would want to build peace, creativity, a sound society 1. don't find any backing in the scriptures (or make fools of themselves by pretending to do so) and 2. are dismissed (or intimidated or just killed) by violent people anyway.

Bottom line: we have to kill Islam, that is, the faith in Muhammad and all those scriptures. That is the challenge. As long as most Muslims will believe in those stories, they will breed terrorism and supremacism, whether they want it or not, automatically. Once they won't believe in those phony things, they'll stop promoting criminal leaders. And we'll have a chance to live together.

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