* Childish, silly, obsessive and delusional: frere Tariq, this ‘world reknown scholar of Islam’, gives us a deep look into his twisted and irrational psyche, while he sings with typical oriental hyperbole the praises of the Koran, that awful book that keeps more than a billion Muhammadans worldwide in shackles.
* Now this PoS is what Islamofascists call a ‘scholar': Western dimwits pay him handsomely to lecture at time honored institutions of higher learning, but all it ever amounts to is da’awa, proselytizing in the name of Islam, because Islam must dominate, because Islam, Islam is all that matters…
In the January 6 issue of the New York Times Book Review, Tariq Ramadan has an essay that argues, in its essence, that non-believers cannot really read or understand the Koran-because it speaks exclusively to believers.
One’s heart, Ramadan argues, is one’s guide for understanding the Koran, and the heart can only lead you once “the heart has made the message of Islam its own.”
So, in essence, an outsider (infidel) cannot understand the text, therefore an outsider really cannot have a valid opinion about the text because an outsider does not understand what he or she is talking about, because it is not on a rational plane.
This is an argument that, of course, means looking at the historial record of Islam, the more explicit verses on killing Jews and infidels, and waging _jihad_, as well as the true meaning of _jihad_, cannot be debated by infidels.
Islamists themselves will define the texts and their meaning for us, on their terms exclusively. We need not bother even trying.
That is akin to saying that, if one is not a born again Christian one should not attempt biblical scholarship, and perhaps some argue that. In reality, the historical texts can be read, examined, looked at for internal consistencies and inconsistencies, debated and dissected.
That is the rational response to the endeavor to understand history. One can have a different interpretation of texts one believes to be divine, but that does not negate the validity of scholarship.
This leads directly to the issue raised by the decision of the Joint Chiefs to not allow attorney and US Army intelligence reserve Major Stephen Coughlin to continue with his work on Islamic law in the Pentagon.
The main problem for the Islamists such as Hasham Islam, and their fellow travelers, such as ISNA, MPAC, Fiqh Council and AMCE, inside and around the Pentagon who worked to get rid of him, is that Coughlin, as a non-Muslim, and a legal scholar, with decade of experience in legal texts working for Westlaw and LexisNexis, as well as in military intelligence, often knew the Islamic texts better than the Islamists themselves. Coughlin’s MA thesis is in Islamic law.
How embarrassing to have a non-believer who is an expert on Sharia law, and the Islamic texts, be able to debate intelligently and articulately, and use the texts themselves to inform their analysis and argument.
The answer, of course, is to say he cannot understand because he is not a Muslim. This is a classic logical fallacy. Nevertheless, this argument seems to have prevailed, at least for the moment, in Coughlin’s case. As Bill Gertz has reported, there seems to be some rallying to his defense and against the indefensible action of silencing the only true scholar in these issues that the Pentagon has.
In last years conference ‘Islam in Europe’ it wasÂ Tariq Ramadan who proclaimed the most worrying statement: The real intentions of Euroislam must be concealed from the general public. Quite a harsh and frank statement, considering that he must anticipate being quoted in the media. But maybe he just cynically relies on the negligence of “the infidels”?
Although much embarrassing criticism has been published about Tariq Ramadan and his version of Euroislam, it hasn’t done much harm to his reputation as a modern and moderate European Muslim who sincerely wants to work for the peaceful integration of Muslims into Western societies. Tariq Ramadan continues to be a frequent and acknowledged guest at official conferences all over Europe, not least in the Nordic countries, where he lately has been used as an expert on countering the radicalization of Muslim youths, among other things. He is held in high esteem among young educated Danish Muslims.
Thanks to Mullah