. . . as one would expect
from a system encompassing every aspect of life
Again we get to hear an American Buddhist physicist discuss Islamic doctrine and sacred scriptures with an atheist student of philosophy. Lots of diversity here!
Are we brave enough to hear them out and then check their facts?
Topics covered include:~
- Islamic deception;
- warfare (Muhammad was involved in 100 acts of aggressive warfare in the last 9 years of his life);
- the attitude to the non-Muslims according to Islamic sources;
- the meaning of the four varieties of jihad;
- the misguided "war on terror";
- the numbers of lives lost under 1300 years of Islamic expansion (that would be c. 270 million);
- and Islam has never made a mistake because Islam itself is the perfect religion - there is a huge lack of reflection within the Muslim community (Turkey still will not admit the crimes against the Armenians);
- the affect of Saudi money on America (look closely, this might apply here too) producing what we call "radicalism". I recall a missionary acquaintance working in one of the Central Asian "stans" who recently told me how every little village of 20 houses now had a large Mosque built in the middle of it. Where did the money for that come from? The Saudis. Then there was something of a rebellion in the land and, once again, every second man in the cities seemed to be holding a Kalashnikov. Where did the money come from for that? Same place.);
- Is it wrong to say that Western civilisation is better? Is that racist?;
- the history of African slavery and its Islamic and Jewish facets;
- "Hate facts";
- the migrant crisis and the differing ways East &Western Europe are approaching the issue (the East, Dr Warner says has experienced Communism and they see Islam as Communism with a god. There is also far greater interest among the young there. Some very interesting insights here);
- Islam is not a race (amazing this needs to be said);
- Is it really immoral to criticise Islam? Which Muslim should we take as representative of Islam and why?;
- Some pivotal differences in the intellectual approaches of Islam and Christianity;
- the subjugation of non-Muslims - the humiliation of the dhimma;
- what on earth is the problem with so many Western feminists concerning Islam's treatment of women? The proportions in Islamic scripture describing the equality, superiority and inferiority of women to men;
- Muhammad's differing attitudes to polygamy when his own daughter was involved;
- we cannot "compromise our way to victory" we must make clear statements and treat all religions equally in that they are open to study and criticism;
- we mustn't be afraid to examine Islam and hold it to account.
Just under an hour.
Political Islam | Bill Warner and Stefan Molyneux
Many religions have accepted the separation of church and state, but others like Islam, contain political elements in addition to religious teachings.
Dr. Bill Warner is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam. He has produced a dozen books and the first self-study course on Political Islam. For more from Dr. Warner, please go to: https://www.politicalislam.com