H/T Islamization Watch
- Genuine debate about Islam, Ali argued, was all too often “shut down by those who have a stake in keeping any criticism of Islam away. Theo’s murder just made me realise how incredibly dangerous this theology is.” …
- “It’s extraordinary to see the energy we spend on protecting individual Muslims from questioning their moral framework,” she said.
- “We should make Islam go through the same enlightenment process other religions have gone through by using that questioning process.”
Then Muslims would likely argue that Islam is most enlightened system of thought in the world – thereby catapulting Muslims to the top of mankind! They will say remember our achievements of 1000 years ago – after many great nations fell one after the other to Islam and we took their science! Remember that – with the translations of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Persians – we started western society! While Islam held Europe under siege – when the East was inaccessible and in the south Muslims laughed Europeans could not drop a twig into the Mediterranean without a Muslim attack – the west was backward and the Muslims were advanced.
But then questions are offensive to Muslims – challenges are not permitted. Therefore what they say goes! If they say Islam = Enlightenment ~ how can we argue back.
Can I ask what happened to Islamic achievement after the conquest of these more powerful nations – SHUT UP YOU CRITIC OF ISLAM !!
As always Hirsi Ali’s comments are enlightening!
JAIPUR, India (AFP)â€” Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born former Dutch lawmaker threatened with death for her outspoken criticism of Islam, on Sunday accused the world’s liberal democracies of appeasing radical Muslims.
Hirsi Ali, who since 2004 has lived under constant guard against death threats from Islamic extremists, made her accusation during an unannounced appearance at the Jaipur Literary Festival in India.
Speaking to a packed audience, Hirsi Ali said fear of offending Muslims and the wider Islamic world meant Islam had been largely exempted in Europe and the United States from the critical scrutiny applied to other religions.
“In the West, people are frigidly stuck in an attitude of self-doubt,” fearful of Muslim radicals but also worried of being seen as anti-Muslim and thus betraying their own liberal traditions, Hirsi Ali said.
“This appeasement has made the public space in these countries a lot less safe,” she added.
Born into a Somali Muslim family, Hirsi Ali, now 40, sought and obtained political asylum in the Netherlands in 1992.