Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Reformation of Islam Can Only Come From Within

Was out running an errand and caught part of the Dennis Prager show and on it he had Dr. Tawfik Hamid, a onetime member of Jemaah Islamiya, an Islamist terrorist group, Dr. Hamid is a medical doctor and Muslim reformer living in the West and author of The Roots of Jihad.

This is a very brave man who is nearing completion of his book on re-interpreting the Koran, and a man who was on the verge of killing and raping non-followers of Jemaah Islamiya before goodness stepped in the way of evil.

Here's his article form nearly 2 months ago in the WSJ, depicting the "progressive", err, make that the regressive left and its obstruction to the reformation of radical Islam.

Excerpts......

....it is ironic and discouraging that many non-Muslim, Western intellectuals--who unceasingly claim to support human rights--have become obstacles to reforming Islam. Political correctness among Westerners obstructs unambiguous criticism of Shariah's inhumanity. They find socioeconomic or political excuses for Islamist terrorism such as poverty, colonialism, discrimination or the existence of Israel. What incentive is there for Muslims to demand reform when Western "progressives" pave the way for Islamist barbarity? Indeed, if the problem is not one of religious beliefs, it leaves one to wonder why Christians who live among Muslims under identical circumstances refrain from contributing to wide-scale, systematic campaigns of terror.

.....and.....

Western feminists duly fight in their home countries for equal pay and opportunity, but seemingly ignore, under a façade of cultural relativism, that large numbers of women in the Islamic world live under threat of beating, execution and genital mutilation, or cannot vote, drive cars and dress as they please.

The tendency of many Westerners to restrict themselves to self-criticism further obstructs reformation in Islam. Americans demonstrate against the war in Iraq, yet decline to demonstrate against the terrorists who kidnap innocent people and behead them. Similarly, after the Madrid train bombings, millions of Spanish citizens demonstrated against their separatist organization, ETA. But once the demonstrators realized that Muslims were behind the terror attacks they suspended the demonstrations. This example sent a message to radical Islamists to continue their violent methods.

Read the article here, then either post it or print it and hand it out.



8 Comments:

At 2:20 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

sorry amigo but I have no belief or faith that most of them arent anti semitic haters underneath the polite facade...havent ever seen one at a pro America or Israel rally have u?..

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Bar Kochba said...

Islam has already had a reformation - the Wahhabi Puritanical movement. It has mamy similarities to the Protestant Reformation except one made the religion more peaceful and the other less- but both brought thhe faith back to its pure origins. Muhammad was a violent man, the Qur'an is violent, Islamic history is violent- peaceful reform ain't gonna happen.

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

I hear ya Angel / Bar Kochba, I have no belief in a peaceful reformation as well, just saying reformation can only come through the hands of muslims, here's a man who 'gets it' and there are far too few like him to make any sort of impact.....he's a brave man, and will probably be fearing for his life before too long.

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Obob said...

anyone who is willing to bring Islam to the middle is putting their lives at risk. Where are the liberals to protect their freedom of speech? silly obob, corage escapes them when they realize GW is not the real evil

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Rogue said...

What's up my Phoenix compadre?
Have you signed up for your mandatory Spanish language classes yet? You'll need them to get a job at any level of government soon.

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Islam needs it's own Martian Luther.

If they'll ever get one remains to be seen...

 
At 2:39 PM, Anonymous queen of tequila said...

He should have learned Spanish sooo long ago! And the teacher is not doing that good of a job...:-(

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Bar Kochba said...

Islam already had its Martin Luther- Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab, the founder of the puritanical wahabi movement.

 

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