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Islam is in need of reform but who is going to do it?

[The following blog post was written to determine what, if anything, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is doing to reform Islam in America. Reformation of Islamic ideology in America is necessary if we are going live in peace free from Islamic terrorists and Muslims must take some, if not all, of the responsibility to make that happen. It is, after all, their ideology and practices that are at the root of the problem. Simply put, Muslims have to recognize and take ownership of the problem.

This post was sent twice to the CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad on the CAIR contact us web page. No response has been received.]

Islam-backgroundDear Mr. Awad,

CAIR seems to be the only Islamic organization in the U.S. that appears to be anything close to a unifying voice for the autonomous Muslim clerics across the country. Further, CAIR seems to be very influential with the White House having succeeded in convincing the administration to replace words like “jihad” and phrases like “Islamist terrorism” or “radical Islam” with terminology they consider more politically correct. I’m therefore appealing to CAIR to answer a few questions which I believe are of extreme concern to non-Muslim Americans regarding CAIR’s position on a few issues and what CAIR is doing to address these issues.

According to Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, Islam can be divided into two camps: Mecca Muslims and Medina Muslims, The Mecca Muslims follow Mohammad’s peaceful period while the Medina Muslims follow the Quranic verses from his war-like period. CAIR seems to follow the Mecca Muslim teachings. But if, as you say repeatedly on the CAIR website, the “Quran is Islam’s revealed text,” without getting into issues in comparative religion, what are we to make of verses like 9:5 and 9:29, for example, which seem to be foundational to Islamic terrorists and are in opposition to the verse ‘Let there be no compulsion in religion’ (2:256)? Continue reading

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Mr. President, I Want My Country Back!

The phrase “I want my country back” has either been articulated or at least thought by many in an attempt to make sense of events over the past decade or so. Our beloved country is rapidly becoming unrecognisable and will continue to change in ways that depart from who we are as Americans and as a country unless we take corrective action.

Each of us has probably contemplated a list of issues that if acted upon would restore things to some semblance of normality and order. Obviously, normality and order, like beauty, differs from person to person but such a list of common, hot button issues can be developed. Continue reading

Bizarre Religious Practices

So there I was trolling my usual web site haunts: keeping up on the latest news items and looking for comment opportunities. And there it was on the amazing World Have Your Say site where the on-air topic of the day concerned the recent French ban on the wearing of the burka by Muslim women.

As expected, the blog entries covered the gamut from support for recognition and security reasons to opposition on the basis of a women’s right to choose.

So I posted the following comment.

Fashion and over-the-top dress and appearance like goth, gang attire, unnatural hair colors, etc. are, in my view, a foolish waste of time and money unless you are part of a circus. Nothing is more foolish than funny dress for religious or pseudo religious purposes. It is difficult to believe that folks have been lead to dress on purpose to satisfy some religious or cultural dogma in the misguided belief that doing so will get them special favor or admittance in some life either here and now or in some life hereafter. Continue reading