The word “Islam” means “submission” in Arabic. That, in itself, tells you everything you need to know about this religion. Total surrender of control over every aspect of your life is what Islam is about. Rather unsubtle. Few religions/philosophies/schools of thought are so explicit about what they actually want. It is surprising, hence, that even secularists make such statements, based on political correctness rather than reality:
[O]utside of certain (increasingly easy to identify) regions, for example Saudi Arabia, to say that both person X and person Y are Muslims, or Christians, is to say very little.
The data, however, tell us a starkly different story.
A Pew Research Study across 40 nations reveals an unmistakable pattern. Attitudes toward personal freedoms are harshest among Islamic nations. Whether your actions are moral or not is not judged by whether they harm you or others (as much as secular sounding justifications may be used to paper over the ideological motivations), but whether they jibe with what God has deemed good for you-in other words, the rules of Islamic Sharia. Notably, “moderate” Islamic countries such as Indonesia, Turkey and Malaysia, might be slightly more tolerant than others, but not much.
To get an idea of what is meant by this, let’s look at public views on 3 subjects across different nations.
Is drinking alcohol “immoral”? Depends on who you ask.
Out of the ten countries where highest percentages of the population consider drinking alcohol “immoral”, seven are Islamic.
How about premarital sex?
As for the icky gays:
Once again, 7 out of 10 nations making the most intolerant list are Islamic.
What is equally interesting, is that on the three named subjects, there is not one Islamic country among the list of top ten tolerant ones. None whatsoever.
Good thing researchers did not ask any questions about freedom of expression, specifically as it pertains to views considered blasphemous by different religions. The results would likely be even more embarrassing for the politically correct crowd.