reply to post by xuenchen
Not at all in fact.
So you honestly think this could be staged? Meaning, the audience, the speaker, the Al Jazeera coverage of it - one grand ruse to convince other Arabs
of what Sharia and Islam already teaches??
How very logical.
Decades ago, much of that region was under British authority. Many Western influences were generated and well cloaked.
The British, if anything, worked to MODERNIZE the middle east - they injected a new life into it. The Ottoman Caliphate had long atrophied and what
was left when the British came was a carcass, a faint resemblance of 12th century Andulasia (which muslims and islamophiles never tire of reminding
How do you think radical Islam emerged? Hassan Al -Bannah - the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood - was absolutely opposed to the presence of western
influences in the middle east; his brand of Islam - Salafism - is closely related to the ultra conservative Wahabism i.e. the Islam practiced in the
nightmare called Saudi Arabia. Therefore, radical Islam was born, suckled and nurtured from autochthonic influences, and was most certainly not the
invention of western espionage, or whatever, to give Islam a bad name.
Islam gives itself a bad name, and it does it unabashedly - and when it's criticized for it's meanness towards the west, it denies it, hiding behind
a screen granted to it from it's absolutist metaphysics, which sees God, the Quran (the word of Allah) and the interpreters of the Quran as being
invested with divine infallibility - IT IS THE TRUTH - we, the infidels, are evil and wrong for rejecting it, and Islam, with a perfidy befitting a
mafioso, will go about lying to us westerners - as Jameela is displaying - until it's terrific vision is met.
That, unfortunately, is what Islam desires. Those who do not understand it's metaphysical outlook, think of it as pure and utter evil; I make no such
accusation. I realize Islam and Muslims ultimately intend good for it's followers and potential converts, however, it's motley combination of cruel
and harsh punishment, with a desire to create an 'empathetic' people, simply does not jibe. Muslims are simply not very empathetic - and can you
blame them? How is such a harsh and demanding culture supposed to ingrain feelings of comradery between it's followers? These are mutually opposed
states. There cannot be both strict adherence to the law as well as love and empathy; there needs to be a rapprochement between these two states; the
Law must bend and meet human beings - something Islam with it's Absolutism and rejection of relativity cannot provide.