March 9, 2009

Learning to Live With Islam

The veil is not the same as the suicide belt. We can better pursue our values if we recognize the local and cultural context, and appreciate that people want to find their own balance between freedom and order, liberty and license.
--- Fareed Zakaria. Learning to Live With Radical Islam. Newsweek: February 28, 2009.

Sharia demands death for the adulteress
I am not an adulteress
I can learn to live with Sharia.

Sharia demands death for the gays
I am not a gay
I can learn to live with Sharia.

Sharia demands death for the blasphemer
I am not a blasphemer
I can learn to live with Sharia.

Sharia demands death for the apostate
I am not a Muslim
I can learn to live with Sharia.

Islam demands Sharia for everyone
I am no one
I learned to live with Islam.


An adaptation of "First they came...", a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984).

4 comments :
  1. here is one op-ed on zakaria's article..

    http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-fareed-zakaria-doesn-t-reconize-reality-of-radical-islam

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  2. Hi,
    Really liked this post.

    May I post it on my group blog - http://entropymuse.blogspot.com. Will give the link to your blog there.

    Regards,
    Zen.

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  3. Yes, Zen, you may. And, that goes for everyone who wishes to do the same. The credit goes, of course, to Pastor Martin Niemöller. Thanks.

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  4. Islam demands Sharia for everyone

    This is factually incorrect, no matter what the mullah says. Sharia was conceived after Islam and the death of the Prophet. Sharia is a "traditionally Islamic" law. However the Quran makes no reference to the Sharia and was put together by the early Islamic leaders.

    Not complying with the Sharia is not against Islam, as there was no Sharia at all at the time that the Quran was revealed. However, not complying with the Quran can be considered to be at odds with Islam.

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