Thursday, October 23, 2008

What level of Delusion...

Paul-André Durocher, Roman Catholic Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall writes HERE that the misuse of the Qu'ran by terrorists doesn't make Islam a religion of violence. Wow Rt Rev., that is deep. But the opposite is also not true. The fact that terrorists misuse the Qur'an does not mean that Islam is a religion of peace.

The bishop asks us who wrote: "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword." Yeah... we get the gist. Do not use one verse and use that for warmongering. But bishop, it is not just a verse in the Qur'an, it is all over the Qur'an. And the hadith make very very clear that the violent verses in the Qur'an are exactly that. Violent verses that are normative for the behavior of Muslims.

It would be very bad to give the impression that all Muslims are prone to violence. But bishop, you are an ostrich. Islam is, in its sources, a religion that cannot do without violence. Without violence and the fear of it, Islam cannot maintain its hold over its followers. Read man. Read!

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