Why Do Western Intellectuals Fail to Understand Islam?

Jacob Thomas

Consultant on Middle Eastern affair/ Columnist

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  1. Walter Sieruk says:

    Since it had now been year since those heinous and murderous jihad massacres in Paris France on November 13, 2015 it should be make clear that those brutal and cruel Islamic murders happened ,in part, because of those jihad-minded Muslim males who are so extremely deluded and irrational because they really believed in the nonsensical , strange and far –fetched doctrine contained in the Koran, of sex-filled paradise with black eye- houris, virgins, in it for the male Muslim who dies as a “martyr” for the cause of Islam fighting in the jihad. As, this bizarre Islamic doctrine of a houris -filled place is found in the Koran in, for example, 4:54. 55:56. 78:31. So this odd and outlandish Koranic doctrine inspired many young Muslims males to commit many horrendous, ruthless, heartless and murderous actions of jihad violence. Those vicious jihadists’ massacres that occurred during the night of November 13, 2015 was most wicked and hideous. That extreme deadly evil caused by those jihadist/Muslims with their firm but blind unquestioning belief in the weird and false doctrine from the Koran of such a houris, filled paradise that had the outcome of mass murder and chaos in the city of Paris France, is a strong reminder of the wise statement written by the French philosopher, Voltaire, who wrote “As long as men continue to believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.”

  2. Walter Sieruk says:

    Today it has been a year since those vicious and murderous ISIS jihad attacks occurred on November 13, 2015. Those brutal demonic and malicious Islamic terrors attacks that night in Paris were a sin and affront unto God. Furthermore, those cruel, callous ,malice-filled Islamic terror attacks of the jihad were also a crime against humankind and an affront against the nation of France and against all that is good and right. Such ruthless deadly wickedness is the results [or fruits] of the militant jihad of Islam. This statement about Islamic deadly violence is upheld by the “holy book’ of Islam, the Qur ‘an. As in Sura. 9:111. which instructs “The believers fight in Allah’s Cause, the slay and are slain, they kill and are killed.’ Likewise, Sura 47:4 teaches “Whenever you encounter the unbelievers strike off their heads until you make a great slaughter among them…” Let’s face it , using firearms , and other kinds of bombs as those Muslim jihadists used in those heinously evil jihad attacks, that night in Paris can sure make a greater “slaughter among them” than a sword can. A “peaceful religion “? Bull !

  3. Walter Sieruk says:

    Just maybe Donald Trump isn’t one of those “Western intellectuals who fail to understand Islam.” Furthermore, The United States of America still has hope of staying great nation along with being totally energy sufficient and maybe even destroying ISIS since Donald Trump won the election. The defeat of the lying, incompetent and corrupt, pathological liar Hillary Clinton is a God given blessing to the USA. Furthermore, America’s borders now have a chance of becoming secure and therefore America will be a safer nation. As Ronald Reagan had, so well, stated. “A nation without borders is not a nation.”

  4. Richard says:

    Another reason for the misunderstanding is that the west no longer officially thinks in terms of religions being true or false. This change occurred between the 17th and 19th centuries as a way of preventing conflict between previously warring Christians.

    What we have done is to only allow those aspects of the faith that everyone agrees with into the public space.

    In other words we don’t talk about our disagreements in public and we agree to leave the question of which of us is correct unanswered.

    Whilst all the underlying assumptions of Chrsitianity are in place on all sides this is great and has prevented much violence.

    However islam doesn’t have the same underlying assumptions as Christianity and, what is more, is still prepared officially to assert its own truth in contrast to the falsity of other belief systems.

    Consequently the attempt to bring Islam into the west as if it were simply another protestant denomination is doomed to failure.

  5. No Pointing says:

    Even muslims have failed to understand Islam. Islam is for muslims to get kill and kill each other and go to hell. Islam is for muslims to blaspheme God to the highest. They say Allah is God in fact it is not.

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