POLITICS

My Opinion

Islam

My Opinion

Most non-Muslims (Americans, Europeans, and Asians alike) know next to nothing about Islam, and are totally in the dark about why Islam is such a threat to the non-Islamic world.  This discussion of Islam is presented in five parts --

Development of Islam, Western Objection to Islam, Islamic Violence towards non-Muslims, Islamic Deception towards non-Muslims,
and an Apology of the
Christian Crusades, Inquisitions, and Expulsion of Muslims from Spain in the Middle Ages.
 

DEVELOPMENT

OBJECTION

VIOLENCE

DECEPTION

CHRISTIAN CRUSADES, INQUISITIONS and  MUSLIM EXPULSION from SPAIN

 

OBJECTION
 - The Case Against Islam -

 

The objections against Islam (from a western perspective) are several:

1) Misogyny 
 -  The Quran values women at half the value of a man for inheritance. 
 -  A man can a divorce a woman at will, but a wife cannot divorce a man except under very limited circumstances. 
 -  A husband can beat his wife for refusing sex with him.
 -  A Muslim man can marry Jews and Christians, but a Muslim woman cannot.
 -  A woman accusing a man of rape must have four witnesses corroborating her accusation.
 -  A women must be fully clothed and were a a veil in public.
 -  A woman must not display her hair in public (too sexy.) 
 -  A man can have up to four wives, and an unlimited number of concubines (slave girls), but a woman can only have one husband.

2) Pedophilia
 -  There is no "age of innocence" for females.  A Muslim man may marry a female, or take female slave, at any age.  Marriage (and consummation of marriage) is common at age 9 or 10, and even younger for slaves.

3) Religious Freedom
 -  Apostasy has a death penalty.  A person born into Islam, or converted to Islam, can not ever leave Islam.  The penalty of converting to another religion, or renouncing Islam, is death.
This is absolute anathema to western values.

4) Freedom of Expression
 -  Heresy has a death penalty.  A person, Muslim or not, criticizing Islam must be killed.  This applies to any kind of criticism, or even a different interpretation, no matter how mild. 
This is another absolute anathema to western values.
 
 -  As an example, I witnessed in the Sudan a young Muslim cleric who stated "We must understand Islam in the light of what we know today, not what was known in Mohammed's time."  Now, that is a statement that almost every westerner would agree with, and endorse.  Yet, in Islam, it brought not just condemnation, but death to that cleric.  

5) Freedom of Association
 -  The Quran, in the late phase, commands the Muslim not to take Christians, Jews, or other infidels, as friends -- so as not to be corrupted by them.  There is only one exception to that -- when the Muslim needs to deceive the infidel in order to conquer him.

6) Slavery
 -  The Quran condones (allows) slavery.  Especially when captives are taken in battle, and especially non-Muslims. We see this today with Boko Haram, and ISIS/L.
 

7) Deception
 - Deception has its own page because it is such an important factor for non-Muslims trying to deal with Muslims, who basically cannot be trusted to keep their word, much less any agreement, contract, or treaty.

8) Violence   
  - Violence has its own page because the great number of Quran verses listed which support terror and extreme violence towards non-Muslims.
 

 

DEVELOPMENT

OBJECTION

VIOLENCE

DECEPTION

CHRISTIAN CRUSADES, INQUISITIONS and  MUSLIM EXPULSION from SPAIN

2014 Simon Revere Mouer III, PhD, PE, all rights reserved