I’m going to start publishing this post after every act of Muslim fanaticism, suicide, and murder.
I felt like starting it after the Ft. Hood massacre. A psychiatrist(!) with openly Muslim fanatic leanings cold-bloodedly murders dozens of soldiers in one of their own facilities (where they are prohibited from carrying guns). Surprise! It’s called a workplace incident and buried forever.
WHEN will we call the enemy by its right name? And I don’t mean the argument about whether or not to call it “Islamic terrorism.” Though liberals’ semantic cowardice is abominable, the controversy misses the point entirely.
The real enemy
The enemy is their holy book, and their interpretation of it – that is, whether they select the positive parts (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and all the other “Islam is a religion of peace” folks) or the passages that call for the execution of unbelievers and condemn them to hell.
Whatever the tangled web of other mental factors (perhaps homophobia in the current case) that push an already unstable personality over the edge into mass murder, there is no denying the influence of a holy book that says it's OK to hate and kill infidels.
Sam Harris brings hundreds of these Quran passages together in one of his books, and the excerpts run to SIX PAGES. That is a lot of Muslim hatred, especially if you read it every day (and not much else) and memorize it. By this simple means is the vile Muslim meme perpetuated, so that, yes, even the son of immigrants can go berserk and commit religious murder.
A religion may start out primitive but eventually its devotees realize that peaceful society and co-existence are the way to go. They abandon conversion by the sword.
There’s an abundance of ethnic cleansing material in Deuteronomy, but not many Jews take it seriously. The same goes for the numerous death penalties in the Torah (the first five books of the Old Testament), including one for homosexuality and another for violating any of its commands.
Modern Jews politely ignore all this crap. They’re not about to live by a Jewish version of Sharia law.
Muslims haven’t figured this out yet. But Western leaders – intellectuals, politicians, journalists, and others -- are equally guilty. They haven’t the guts to admit that the problem is the holy book and the excuses it provides for religious violence and martyrdom on the part of those who are prone to them.
We need a radical answer, or this is going to go on for centuries, Muslims killing and dying to create a Muslim world (they’re going to convert 1.3 billion Chinese?).
How about a New Quran, with all the hatred and intolerance edited out, just as Jefferson edited the Bible to get at Jesus’ real teachings?
There are advantages. It would be shorter. It wouldn’t force people to lie about the nature of Islam. They could really be proud of it. They could memorize a lot of good advice and positive thoughts instead of the vile poison that’s now spoon-fed into their gullible minds.
We’d leave the fantasy material in (riding white horse up to heaven, etc.) because the readers have to have some basis for morality, and besides, you can’t take everything away from weak minds.
It might not fly at first, but, hey, let’s at least go to one of the root causes of the hatred and violence: the instruction book itself.
It’s worth a try. What publishing house has the courage to try it? And then, what “moderate” peace-and-love Muslims would have the courage to put the New Quran out online and promote it through social media and thereby begin to cure the disease that possesses their crazed, murderous brethren?