Reforming Islam?

Islam is perfect. Its been perfected for all times and any place by its founder, Muhammad. Any kind of reform is called ‘bida’ (novelty) and is, you guessed it, haram (forbidden). That’s why, when you see so called ‘reformers’ in Islam, its never about reform; its about taking us back to the days of the prophet, back to the 7th century.

Muslim Reformers’ “Trick” Is No Treat

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Ali Sina, an Iranian ex-Muslim writer, poses the confounding question of our day: how can Muslim “reformers” express reverence for Islam’s founder and yet do their utmost to try to distance themselves from his more violent and draconian ways and teachings, including his call to wage jihad until such time as the infidel submits (to the lowly status Islam forces on him) and agrees to fork over what, in Mafioso terms, would be called “protection money,” but which Islam calls the jizya?

Sina views this sort of compartmentalization as a kind of “trick”. A feat of legerdemain and sleight of hand as the problematic is fudged, misrepresented or outright ignored. (Another tactic, one which Daniel Pipes, who should know better, has been known to employ: assert that Islam must not be “essentialized,” because that’s a disservice to the reform-minded who want to focus only on the fluffy, non-threatening form of jihad that amounts to a personal, internal “struggle” to be a good Muslim.)

Me? I think it’s more a matter of silencing any and all cognitive dissonance that may or may not break through the reformers’ denial barrier every now and them.

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2 thoughts on “Reforming Islam?”

  1. I listened to a video called ‘Can islam be reformed?’ a while back (I cannot find the full video on the internet anymore – not on youtube, or ABNSAT).

    But if you listen to a popular reformist – Zuhdi Jasser – he is ok with the idea of continuing the teaching of Islamic propaganda in our schools (a Muslim Brotherhood demand to our academia and politicians), and basically ignores completely the sadistic and sexually perverted allah and Mohamed. I have written it several times on different blogs – Jasser is in lala land.

    How can an educated man just continue to ignore that utter crap that is in that Koran? I would hazard a guess he is reading it in Arabic, just like all the good widdle moslems, and he doesn’t know very much of the style of Arabic that it is written in, just like most of the moslems.

    I am glad he is going about his daily life and ignoring the bad stuff in the Koran, but reality is that in islam he would be considered an apostate and his head would be rolling or he would get with the Islamic agenda of whoever is the biggest bully on the block.

    What I see in many moslems who give presentations about them giving up bad islam for good islam is that they tell us and why do they tell us? Because we know and they know – whether or not we all admit it – that islam is violent and full of lies. If one of those people want to start telling their own to stop being violent then I would respect their presentations more instead of thinking they are blowing around hot air and my butt can do a better job than them!

  2. BTW, why should moslems tell us that they are going to be good according to non-moslem’s standards and not wage jihad in any form? (Are they being good and not waging jihad by the word – or deceiving us?!) That should be the norm, not the exception.

    I don’t care to hear that they are not after my neck – they need to get their pathetic behinds out to their own and demand more from their own – and that means the imams that are preaching hate and intolerance in the mosques. Until they do that – the reformers are just another moslem sitting on the sidelines and telling us what we want to hear. I wonder where they will stand if they are faced with the knife of a jihadist?

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