posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 11:51 AM
You do realize that the Muslim brotherhood - i.e. exponents of salafiya - are the current rulers in Egypt?
As exaggerated and silly as that movie was, the fact is it does approximate the behavior of Islamists in Egypt; the creator was a Coptic; how often
are Coptic Christians attacked? Daily. Everyday it's a struggle for Coptics to co-exist with a religion as uncompromising as Sunni Islam.
And the whole scene which has Islamic fundamentalists storming a Coptic neighborhood or burning down a Coptic Church - and the authorities just
standing by allowing them (and this was when Mubarak was president; with the Muslim Brotherhoods man in office - Morsey - it has become more common
and tolerated) to do this, actually happens.
Undoubtedly, this movie was a coarse and stupid provocation; but the fact that it takes so little by any reasonable standard to provoke these people
to act like raging animals I think highlights the extremist mentality of a large portion of Islam.
This is due, to quote Robert R Reilly
This accounts for the overwhelming prominence of jurisprudence in Sunni Islam. Its dominance is the direct result of the occasionalist
metaphysics, the consequence collapse of epistemology, and the voluntaristic ethics proffered by the Asharites. Its prominence comes from a process of
elimination. Fiq, or jurisprudence, is all that is left. – Robert R. Reilly, The Closing of the Muslim Mind, pg. 75, ISI books
Allah, in Sunni theology, is voluntaristic - meaning, he acts voluntarily - without compulsion i.e. without reason. Allah, according to a large
segment of Islam (sunni refers to 'sunna' the 'community' of Islam i.e. about 85% of the Islamic world) is not bound by physical laws, not bound by
justice or injustice, and is essentially beyond good and evil; hence, the frequent abuses of Muslims against non-Muslims.
As the author says, morality comes from Fiq - jurisprudential decree - and not conscience i.e. the exercise of reason.
This does not mean there aren't Muslims who don't act or think this way; there are those who believe the Asharites - the mainstream of Islam - to be
wrong in their conception of Islam and Allah. Unfortunately, they are in the minority.
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