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It isn't the koran

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Submitted by Right of Center Filipino (Philippines), May 15, 2007 at 02:01

It never was about the mohammed's "life-improvement and self -help" manual.

Ok, I'm exaggerating. Admittedly the koran is an important work of world literature considering the influence it has on a significant portion of the world and the distinction of being the only religious writing that actually gives a step by step instructional on how to live one's life. It had the potential of changing the world for the better.

Unfortunately it ended up with those whom we know call muslims.

The book itself is a basis for human advancement. In reality, and in practice, it has become the source of much misery, pain, backwardness, depravity, and even death. The fault lies with those who interpret the book and its laws. A "people" who never shed their tribal xenophobia, their sense of superiority and entitlement, and their inexplicable fear/loathing for women.

Normally such a calming influence (like the koran) should enable an evolution into something more positive but somehow the followers of the book have perverted the original intention and used it to their own ends. Evidence throughout history can attest to this: the pillaging of ancient arabia, mesopotamia and central asia, the massacres in India, the invasion of Europe during the Dark Ages, no matter how you cut it those were belligerent acts of a religion who intended to spread faith by the sword, not through proselytizing.

You can argue that Western Religions and other faiths have done the same thing. Of course they have! No clerical group is immune to the tug of forced hegemony and the power it brings. But then again the faithful of said faiths censured their religious leaders, saying that enough was enough and that they stop their irreligious behavior. It's why the West had the Renaissance, Japan had the Restoration and to some extent the Chinese had the Nationalist and Communist revolutions.

What did the muslims have?

Yes they were able to preserve the knowledge of the Ancient World but then that was all they did. Innovations were few and far between. All the sons of mohammed did was obsess on whether or not certain positions in praying were tantamout to going to hell and how they could get their hands on the kids of the neighboring country. Again I'm exaggerating but you get the point. They clung to their superiorty complex and barbarism and gave it legitimacy by surrounding it with religion.

This attitude continues until today, as evidenced by what you see in the news, and what is actually experienced by millions of people who have had to deal with their belligerence and racism. And no it's not just the "palestinian" issue. Whether or not Israel exists islam's adherents would find another reason to feel "insulted". Next it maybe be the "iraq" issue. Then the "EU" issue. Or may be the "Thailand" issue. Hell it may even be the "South East Asian" issue and the "China" issue for all we know.

The fact of the matter is, muslims will never be satisfied as long as there are dissenting voices and points of view. It was how they set up their religion - a single ruler who is unquestioned because allah gave them the keys to humanity. Everyone else is fit only to be a slave or worse. Hate and totalitarianism is so ingrained in their actual religion that the peaceful and accomodating features of the koran are explained away or just pushed aside entirely. Domination is all that counts for the muslims and if those "moderates" don't fall in line they'll be branded as infidels as well.

Those who say we must support the "moderate muslims", which includes Dr. Pipes, are living in a dream world. I say this because true "moderates" aren't muslims at all. Those who have seen the light and reject the barbarism, the xenophobia and question their religious leaders would be considered apostates by true muslims and we all know what the penalty is for that.

Again it never was about koran. It's about those who read it, plundered it for their own ends and created a totalitarian death cult that is now entrenched among millions of the Earth's inhabitants, brainwashing them and turning them into suicidal monsters. Today separating what the koran could have been and what it is now is impossible. It will take generations to repair the damage of centuries and even then it may be to late. It's newest death prophet says he wants a nuclear energy for "electrical purposes". God help us all.

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