February 21, 2015

There is an entrenched view among many Westerners that Islam has been hijacked by radicals.


"Moderate Muslim reformers have no such reality. There is no "peaceful" Islam to return to. Muslims who value modern notions of human rights and liberty must work counter to their prophet, they must, in fact, reject his example. They have no "Jesus" to follow. Their prophet is a barbaric sadist. Their early texts are a prescription for human rights abuses, for war, and for utter and total domination of others. There early deeds are conquest, pillage, and the subjugation of all their neighbours. Islam was born of war and violence. Since there is no peaceful Islam for reformers to go back to, it can be argued that truly devout Muslims are those we Westerners wrongly call radicals ( al quaida, ISIS), for they seek the supremacist Islam of Muhammad and are truly not radicals at all; while in reality the actual "radicals" are those who seek to reform Islam into something more compatible with Western ideals of liberty and freedom. Islam that conforms to Western notions of human liberty is radical; Islam that is violently supremacist is traditional." Celestial Junk: Why Moderate Muslims Have Such a Steep Hill to Climb

Case in Point: The Black Stone


"Its softness and moisture were such that the sinner would never remove his mouth from it, which phenomenon made the Prophet declare it to be the covenant of Allah on earth." - Ibn Jubayr


Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 21, 2015 11:20 PM
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Here is the corrupt tree, and its evil fruit.


Posted by: jwm at February 22, 2015 6:54 AM

JWM: Amen.

And, what Ripley said.

Posted by: leelu at February 22, 2015 10:34 AM

Two issues that need definitive resolution by the more articulate among us: The first is that as above, there is no moderate Islam - Isis is IT. And the second that there is a difference between the God of the Bible and alla, and between Christianity and islamb (piss be on him, the goatfucker mahomid).

Posted by: mike at February 23, 2015 8:51 AM