• Maajid Nawaz Says It Like It Is About Countless Muslims

    Maajid Nawaz (Credit: Wikipedia)
    Maajid Nawaz (Credit: Wikipedia)

    As I have written before, despite being a vocal critic of Islam, I wholeheartedly support the work of Muslim reformers-of whom there are precious brave, few. Among those reformers is the British Maajid Nawaz, and, as I have indicated in the past, I do have my disagreements with him. And yet, no one describes the Islamists the wrath of  whom he has been dealing with better than Nawaz himself.

    It is certainly interesting, but not surprising. It goes back to the core Islamic tradition that “Muslims are one body (“Ummah”), if you hurt one, you have hurt them all”.  (Never mind the oft heard claim that jihadis’ behavior is “un-Islamic”; that is for non-Muslim consumption only.) As such, many Muslims find no problem with trying to negotiate with IS or Al Qaeda, but no us dirty atheists; even though they have blood on their hands and we don’t.

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    • ronmurp

      If there’s a term looking for examples it’s ‘Duplicity’, and finds finds ample in Islam.

      This ‘We are all Muslims’, ‘Don’t blame all Muslims’, ‘Those Muslims aren’t real Muslims’, ‘They are un-Islamic’, ‘Takfir’, … it’s just lying BS.

      ‘Taqiya’ while meant to give dispensation when under threat seems to be used as a means of being incomplete in declaring specific beliefs, and so we see many Muslims being reluctant to answer direct questions, such as do you believe stoning adulterers is acceptable in some ‘context’ – context being the favourite means of explaining why they can pretend not to agree to it here and now, but do really ‘in their hearts’ (which is what ‘Taqiya’ requies).

      And Maajid Nawaz has covered ‘Entryism’ a few times too.

      It’s a dishonest religion at its core, pretending to be the religion of peace, but inciting violence, pretending to ‘no compulsion’ while prescribing punishment for apostasy and discriminating against non-Muslims .