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Misconceptions about Islam

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Misconception 2 In Islam, denial of human rights is OK because: Islam is against pure democracyIslam tolerates slavery The misconception does not follow from the reasons given, and the reasons ignore a great deal of information. As stated earlier, Islam is a complete way of life. Given this, it is not surprising that the Creator is concerned with the method which we choose to govern ourselves. The preeminent rule which the Islamic state must observe is stated in the Qur’an (translation follows): [4:59] O you who believe! Obey Allah, and…read more

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Arshad Manji gets it good :)

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I got this from http://gaymuslims.wordpress.com/2006/02/19/manji-gets-a-pasting/ OK, it’s nothing to do with gay Muslims, but I couldn’t resist sharing this Democracy Now head to head between lesbian refusenik Irshad Manji and “Angry Arab” As’ad AbuKhalil, professor of political science at California State University. You can watch the show: [128k] [256k] – the relevant part is after 5:10. Also here’s a transcript: Freedom of Speech or Incitement to Violence? A Debate Over the Publication of Cartoons of Prophet Muhammed and the Global Muslim Protests AbuKhalil gives it to her good, and though…read more

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