Islam: The Height of Leftist
Ever since 9-11, Islam has been
a topic of debate in many circles. President
George Bush announced that Islam is a “religion of peace.”
Leftists, though, in particular have convinced us that to
criticize Islam is to be “intolerant.”
This has created a culture unwilling to call Islam for what it
is. Here is a list of common
debate arguments in defense of Islam, usually given by leftists, and
quick rebuttals to them, proving otherwise.
You are a racist if you
As soon as you go to criticize
Islam, the first response you always get hit with is “you are a
racist.” This is not true.
Islam is an ideology not a race.
You can criticize Islam in the same way that you can criticize
communism, liberalism, feminism, etc.
In fact, the biggest victims of
Islam are Muslims themselves. Every
Muslim I have ever met is bright and hard working.
It is unfortunate that Muslims are under the spell of Islam,
which prevents them from making the kind of scientific and technological
progress they clearly could otherwise make.
can be just as violent as Islam.
When you point out the verses in
the Koran which call for the murder of Christians and Jews, etc., or
point out that Muslims are killing people in the name of Allah, the
instant response you get is, “Christianity has violent passages too,
and people have killed other people in the name of Christianity too.”
All I have to say is:
and? If people are
using Christianity as a reason to kill innocent people, guess what:
they are wrong too. You
can’t excuse one evil by pointing to another evil.
Besides that, there are no
Christian nations right now that are responsible for killing 3000
Americans or 200 Spaniards. It
is the Islamic nations and organizations that are.
the wrong interpretation of Islam that is the problem.
Leftists insist that the Koran
isn’t bad; it is the “wrong interpretation” of the Koran.
I’m not sure how anyone can fail to correctly interpret
that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a
level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake
their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take
them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor
helper from among them, Surah 4:89,
Nobel Koran) but I guess that’s just me.
When leftists say it is the
“wrong interpretation” of Islam that is wrong, really what they mean
is “why can’t Muslims just ignore the bad parts of the Koran?”
Leftists don’t understand the psyche of the person who takes
things literally. To
them, things are just suggestions not commandments – even the law, as
evidenced by the
It’s not the wrong
interpretation of the Koran that produces terrorists; it is an exact
interpretation of the Koran that produces terrorists.
Most Muslims are nice people.
The more emotional appeal is
that most Muslims are nice, hard working people and criticizing Islam is
to criticize these nice people. Of
course most Muslims are nice people.
The problem is in the leadership, i.e. people who are responsible
for taking the Koran seriously and literally, not the naïve followers.
It is not limited to leadership
either. Representative Peter
T. King said publicly while promoting his book Vale
of Tears that he estimates 80-85%
of the Muslim leadership in
supports “Islamic fundamentalism.”
Islam is not benign.
To ignore this, being politically-correct, is to ignore a very
large, deadly pink elephant in the room.
has produced scientific achievements.
Lots of people insist that
Muslim culture has produced various scientific achievements. The biggest
“Muslim” achievement that they point to is that they supposedly
discovered Algebra. This
isn’t true. It wasn’t
Muslims or even Arabs that invented Algebra:
it was the Iranians. The
Iranians have had a very enlightened culture – one that radical
Muslims have waged a war against, in an effort to Islamicize them (which
you will never hear leftists condemn).
The Iranians also had their own religion, Zoroastrian, which was
as opposite as you can get from Islam.
Something else Islam defenders
might point to as proof that Islam can produce scientific progress is a
man named Razi, who they say was Muslim.
Razi made several findings in medicine.
But Razi, again, was not Arab or Muslim but Iranian.
In fact, he was so hostile to Islam that he wrote several books
denouncing faith and upholding reason, and became a heretic.
Razi, an enlightened Iranian, was to the Muslim world what
Galileo or Copernicus was to ours. After
treating these men of scientific achievement as heretics forced to live
like gypsies, claiming them as proof that Islam can produce scientific
achievement is a bit much.
There is my short list of common
arguments regarding Islam. This
brings me to what I believe is the biggest issue of our time and one of
the largest hypocrisies.
Leftists try to claim they are
enlightened, sophisticated people, supporting the mind not faith –
therefore denounce religion, especially Christianity.
Yet it is these very leftists that are most sympathetic to Islam:
one of the most faith-based and anti-enlightened religions that has ever
Despite their theatrics,
announcing they are intellectual, leftists are not enlightened or
enlightenment came when men discovered reason and reality.
It started with one man: Aristotle.
Accepting that reality was firm and external to man and that men
can use reason to understand and explore it allowed for an explosion of
scientific progress, technology, and civilization, as we know it.
This is not what leftists
advocate. They advocate that
reality is unknowable and that reason is impotent.
You can sit in any university classroom and find this out.
Leftists are not secular. They are just as mystical as any
primitive religion, if not more so, which is why they can easily
sympathize with a religion like Islam.
The person who created the crop
of intellectuals opposed to intellect is Immanuel Kant.
Kant is evil because he destroyed reason in the name of reason
– by manipulating the definition of reason.
Reason is the process by which man understands and discovers
reality through his own five senses and mind.
Kant said that reason was “a priori,” which means “without
“reason” is just a person who, essentially, thinks about things with
no sensory data fed to him. This
undercuts reason at the root. How
can enlightenment come if man is completely cut off from reality?
What scientific progress can come from the chemist who doesn’t
study chemicals or the biologist who doesn’t study animals?
Immanuel Kant is to the primitives known as leftists/liberals of
today what Mohammed is to Islam.
Given leftists have been
smearing reason in the name of reason; secularism in the name of
secularism; enlightenment in the name of enlightenment, I have a fear.
Since “secularism” has been defined consistently as feminism,
liberalism, communism, etc. as opposed to reason, progress, technology,
etc., people might turn their back on anything “secular.”
Then, they will turn towards not just religion but religion in
its pure form – influenced by nothing except what is in the text of
the Bible or the Koran. We
are ripe for a Dark Age.
Leftists defending Islam is the
height of hypocrisy. On all
fronts – in the areas of human rights, tolerance, reason, science,
progress – Islam comes up consistently as one of the most evil
scourges to have hit the face the earth.
It is not a religion of peace; it is a violent religion.
Wherever it rears its ugly head, it creates for oppression,
tyranny, and a lowered standard of living.
A person who truly values reason, tolerance, and science would
completely and unequivocally denounce Islam.
But leftists don’t. Perhaps
because they do not stand for any of those things.