Dear Mr. Sina,
I enjoy reading your site, I am myself a ex-Muslim. I just couldn’t keep excusing for these brutal things in the Quran and in Hadith.
But I think that maybe we sometimes de-individualise and dehumanize the Muslims. Yes, there are many bad people that are good Muslims, many knows Quran in and out and live by it(IS) and many Muslims countries have problems like no other. But I mean they are not the only ones or the first ones to do what they do, the greatest cause for death and war has always been intolerance, racism, religion and its not all.
I know many very warm and welcoming Muslim families with sweet children, they live like anybody and doesn’t follow the religion and probably never will. They say they are against many of the things said in Quran, says they got their own meaning from the words in Quran and Muslim fanatics annoys them, but the downside is they still insist on calling themselves Muslim even though their entire being and thinking are not Muslim. I think most are like that. They think in their own moral ways, keep a pretty picture of Islam and doesn’t welcome the evil new information they receive on it, but people are like that and does it matter to call yourself Muslim if your thinking isn’t and you just follow the pillars and what you think Islam is. The young Arab Muslim girls today in western societies be like any other girl and they often do well in their studies, the new generation (under 30) isn’t like their parents.
In some West African countries where there are Muslims they recite Quran in Arabic not understanding it, just listening to the five pillars and thinking Islam is for a family life and other than that mix it with the African culture and way of life, I mean that is not the same Islam as the Islam in Arab countries like Saudi where there are better sources. Is that so bad?
Every religion can have its downside, what about the ones thinking they are Christian when they accuse children of being witches and abuse them, does it mean that all west/central African people think like that? No.
But I realise they are nice people despite being Muslims and not because of it.
Sometimes I just feel like faithfreedom preaches to avoid all Muslims and don’t get involved with them, shouldn’t we look at the individual person and don’t preach more hate and diversion?
You are right! Not all Muslims are terrorist. Most Muslims I know are actually peaceful people. My cousins and their families are among them.
I am not fighting Muslims. I am fighting Islam. This is like saying I am not fighting the insane, but insanity. So what would you do if an insane person attacks you? What if this insanity is drug induced? Our proverbial insane person has an addiction problem. He uses a certain drug that drives him insane. Under the influence of this drug he does terrible things. When you point out the problem he becomes aggressive, cusses you and calls you drugophobic. He shows how normal he is when he is not under the influence of the drug and that you are the bigot, the close minded, the hater for blaming him. Only those who abuse the drug go insane and start killing people, he reminds you. Extremists exist everywhere, he says, etc., etc., etc. And he lies shamelessly to protect his habit and feels himself to be superior because of it. We lock up insane people when they are dangerous and Muslims are dangerous.
Even if there is a chance that 1% of the people who use this drug can go insane and become murderers, is it not logical to ban its use? Of course it is. No sane society would tolerate such drug. A sane society would not only ban the use of this drug, it will prosecute and punish its users and traffickers.
Extremist Muslims are far more than 1%. According to some pundits “only” 10 to 15 percent of Muslims are extremists. That is a mere 150 to 225 million Muslims. That is not a small number. However, the truth is that the percentage of extremist Muslims is much greater than that. This survey sheds light on the true magnitude of the problem. It is scary. How can we coexist with a people who believe in a religion that teaches them to kill is the way to paradise?
Where do these killers come from? They are born to, and are raised among “moderate” Muslims, who teach them Islam is a true religion. And when they look up in their “holy” book they see they are ordered to kill the infidels. So are you saying that the so called moderate Muslims are innocent? Moderate Muslims are the breathing ground for the terrorist Muslims. If Islam were a tree, the terrorists would be its fruit and the “moderates” its leaves. The “moderates” keep this tree of terror alive. Without the moderate Muslims there would be no Islam and no terrorist Muslim. That is clear as the sun.
It is time to get serious and lay the blame where it belongs, on the so called moderate Muslims. They are not the solution. They are the problem. Yes, they cling to Islam because of ignorance. But ignorance is not an excuse.
To get rid of Islamic terrorism we have to get serious with Islam and all its supporters. What? Are you saying we should trust those who smile on our face while curse us every day, five times a day and call it prayer? Should we trust a people who believe a mass murderer who said kill the unbelievers wherever you find them because they themselves won’t do it but teach it to their children to do it?
No my dear! I know as one who has Muslim relatives you find this hard, but we have no other choice but to ban Islam and make its practice illegal. We must close down all mosques and fine anyone who dresses like a Muslim. We must also stop immigration of Muslims and even cancel the visas of those who are already here. If it were up to me I would demand Muslims leave or stop having children so pena of deportation. Muslim children grow up and if they choose to remain Muslim there is a chance that some of them become terrorist. Considering the price this is a risk not worth taking. We must see Muslims with distrust and be very careful around them. It is foolhardy to trust a people who follow a religion that teaches killing you is the best deed. For how long can we rely on the hope that Muslims don’t take their religion seriously and don’t practice it as it is required of them?
You probably hate me for this. I am sorry. I see no other solution. Let Muslims go to their own countries and kill each other there as much as they like. Once they have had enough of this insanity and decide to join humanity, we will accept them like brothers and sisters because God loves all his children. But God does not love those who do not love Him, worship the Devil instead and kill His children.
Wish you blessings