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Old 23.11.2015, 20:09
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali thinks Islam needs reform
He's incorrect. This would be bid'ah and is haram. There's nothing wrong with Islam as it is, evidenced by hundreds of millions of religious Muslims who go about their day in much the same way as you or I. Islam isn't the cause of a single death or act of terrorism. It doesn't nothing bad. It also does nothing good. People do. If those same people weren't Muslims they'd be blowing themselves up or randomly shooting people in the name of something or someone else. The problem is a great number of desperate and marginalised people being lied to about their religion by a small number of people who want power. We see this everywhere except Islam happens to have spread to countries in Africa and Asia that have remained poor and unequal while most Christian countries are now rich and largely equal.

In countries with very few Muslims but with extreme poverty or inequality, we see the same patterns - Burundi and Rwanda where people are almost exclusively Catholic, urban/African American USA (street crime, gang violence perpetrated by disaffected youth), Burmese clergy etc etc. The difference is there's no supranational element to these - they stay out of the news because the violence is internal - there's nowhere to export the violence to and no reason to do it.
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