Sunday, August 28, 2011

Islam is fragile

One of my recent pieces at Jihad Watch was about a new Orwellian-named government unit here in Malaysia, namely something called a 'Faith Rescue Unit'. After the Malaysian authorities learned that there was a handful of Muslims (11 out of more than 100 present) at an interfaith dinner at a Kuala Lumpur-area church earlier this month, they swung into action to minimize the chances of a re-occurrence. Hence the creation of the aforementioned 'rescue unit'. After all, we can't hazard poor Muslims getting help from Christians, who might then feel grateful and might even think of Christians/Christianity in a positive light. For Muslims, that's intolerable. Hating Christianity is hard-wired into Islam and is indeed a very 'Quranic' value.

It's not the first time Muslims have been so paranoid in 'protecting' Muslims from infidel religions or culture.  Islamic governments like Malaysia's heavily restrict competing belief systems, censor books, movies, and TV shows, block websites (including my own), and ban 'harmful' practices like yoga. And of course, Muslim governments outlaw prosetlyzation of Muslims and apostasy from Islam (which Mohammed himself made a capital crime).

So what makes Muslims so terrified of the competition?  Why do Muslims invariably shut down the free market of ideas as soon as they are in a position to do so? It's very strange paranoid behavior, especially for the followers of an ideology invariably described by Muslims as the 'perfect deen' (religion) for all people for all time. Their words say one thing, and their actions quite another.

The only reasonable conclusion is that Islam, like ceramics, may be hard, but it is also brittle and inflexible. One crack in the edifice can lead to total failure. It goes a long way in explaining why Muslims either modernize with great reluctance, or more often, militantly oppose all manner of modern innovations -- which explains the near-total lack of scientific research and innovation in the entire Islamic world for many centuries now.

Muslims know, deep down, that Islam cannot long survive contact with modern life or 21st century civilization.


Digitalite said...

Wrong. Never did Islam ever teach it's followers to hate other religions. In Quran, there's one phrase that says 'My religion is for me, and your religion is for you'. The Prophet also said, 'There is no force in Islam' BUT

we fight for our rights. Whenever people like you come and threatens the very being of Islam, its teaching, its followers, then it is upon us to defend at whatever cost.

It's either you're ignorant of that fact or you just want to portray Islam in a bad light. But like they say, absolute truth will always prevail.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Yes the truth will prevail.

The truth is that the Koran is full of hatred for infidels, calling them stupid, thankless liars who deserve to go to hell, who deserve to be killed (by Muslims) and that Allah loves those who fight infidels. Quoting a single abrogated verse from the Koran does not prove your case.

"We fight for our rights."

When Muslims get their 'rights', which means when Islam reigns supreme in a nation, everyone else loses their rights. Just ask the Hindus in Afghanistan, Coptic Christians in Egypt, and the Jews in Iran about that.