Dear Ali Sina,
I stumbled across your site by accident and it
really made me stop in my tracks. I must say, you sound like you are
very well versed in religion and Islam and you make really good arguments.
(you must have been in debate in high school!) Well, I am a
"Muslim" born in the US and my parents are from Bangladesh.
They are about as conservative as they get. As the days go by, I
question religion and Islam in particular all the time. You are the
first person that I have seen that has challenged Islam with so much info.
to back it up, it is mind-blowing. Over the last few years, I have
been struggling with the weirdness of Islam and it is something that I
wish more people would open their mind to and explore. I was raised
in a muslim household, went to Sunday school, go to Eid prayers, etc.
It wasn't until college and beyond that I started to really analyze Islam
for what it really is. Lately, it has been a real big issue with me.
A couple of years ago, I married a non-muslim and my family went crazy.
She is a normal girl, kind, etc. yet my family considers her the devil
himself who ruined the entire sanctity of their convoluted little world.
Well, this is a typical example of how intolerant Islam truly is. I
know of so many muslim guys who are in a mixed ethnic/religious marriage
and it is nothing short of a roller coaster ride from hell! I ask
any of the so-called pious muslims to ask themselves, if Islam is so
tolerant, bring home a nice white boy or girl to your house, and see what
happens. I seriously doubt they would accept them with open arms, or
they would force them to convert.
One of the problems with Islam is that it is not a religion that is
compatible with the 21st century. I get so pissed off when I have
some sort of discussion on the fallacies of Islam and some ignorant muslim
will go on and on about stuff that happened centuries ago. There's their
argument. On things that happened so long ago and which are so
poorly documented, who knows what is the truth. Islam hasn't
flourished past the 14th century. Technology in this day and age are
so far ahead and leaves most muslim counties in the Dark Ages. I ask
the readers out there......tell me one country where Islam actually
works...where everyone is living in peace and harmony, by the guidelines
set forth in the Quran. NONE. The only one that comes close is
America and that is because Islam to most families is a watered down
version of its true self. Islam does not work in a modern society.
Islam has contributed so little to mankind, I wonder how so many people
still embrace it. Whether it is science, technology, music, sports,
fashion, etc. they are mostly contributions from non-muslims.
Go to NASA and see how many muslims are thinking up brilliant things.
If there are any, they are ones that have been educated in a Christian or
The other huge problem in Islam is the fact that in poor nations,
people have nothing to do but be poor and feel miserable and just sit
around and ponder the worlds problems. I have been to many muslim
nations visiting family and friends and most are poor and have nothing to
do but sit around and recite the Quran and don't have a clue what they are
reading. Then they read the paper, or watch the news, assume they
know about foriegn policy, and then blame the US or Europe for all the
problems in the world. These terrorist that commit atrocities like
that of 9/11, they don't have much going on in their lives. If they
were business owners, making good money, contributing to the education
system or society, I doubt they would blow themselves up.
Americans or most modern societies are just too cool for that.
We got things going for us. We are too damn busy for anything else.
I know so many people in Bangladesh for example that find nothing wrong
with what the terrorists did. They feel that because their lives are
so bleak, that at least they got one for the hometeam....they got the best
of a rich nation that can spare lives and afford it. Well, here
in America or other civilized nations, we don't think about these
things. I am too busy wondering why the hell my cable bill is
so freaking high...not about my roles as a good "muslim"
That is what the Taliban is all about. A bunch of uneducated Mullahs
who are so close minded and have read nothing further than the Quran or
Hadiths. Ask them if they have read any Hawthorne or Shakesphere.
They have no clue of what is going on in the world or the evolution of
mankind outside of their little world. And unfortunately, in
countries like my parents country of Banglasdesh, people are so
backwards and have such a polluted, folktale version of religion, it just
filters down and gets passed on from generation to generation.
But what is scary is the fact that the most f'd up muslims are the ones
from the "Mother Land" Saudi Arabia. My parents just came
back from Hajj and let me tell you......Arabs hate Americans......period.
They treated my parents so poorly, and my parents are super religious.
They blast and badmouth America so much but embrace our technology and our
oil buying capacity. If they were so bright and if Allah was on
their side, why didn't a muslim get to invent the internet?? Why
arent' any of the wonderful technological advances in humanity from one of
Allah's crew? And you would think that the Saudis would be the ones
who really know the religion because they speak, read and write the
language. Look at the terrorists of 9/11, all Arabic speaking.
They are not a bunch of wackos, they actually understand the true meaning
of what it is to be a Muslim. For all the people who write in and
complain about this site......how many of you actually understand the
Quran. True it is written in some sort of weird poetic high Arabic,
but still, those who speak Arabic have a hell of an advantage over
someone who doesn't speak the language. For those who practice Islam
and don't speak Arabic.....don't you wonder what the hell you are saying
when you pray or recite the Quran? Just because it sounds divine
doesn't make it right. For all you know, it could be saying
"kill, rape, slaughter, maime,!" Well, according to you,
it does so I apologize!
Anyways, I could go on and on. I just hope someone reads this and
at least question themselves..what are they suscribing to. If one
feels that Islam is the way to go, then they should not be afraid to play
devils advocate. It will only make them stronger. As for me,
who the hell knows what is in store. We all wonder what religion is
right.....Islam, Christianity, Judaism, etc. When it is all said and
done, for all we know, we have been wasting our time trying to get
bonus points for our front row seats in heaven and then we die and
realize....there is nothing....it's lights out.....The sad fact is that
the only way you can find out THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH is to see it first hand
and be dead. But if all you find is worms are going through your
skull, well.....your're S.O.L. Where the hell's my remote, I
hear there's something good on HBO tonight!