Sunday, August 21, 2005

Islam as an Ideology

In the last entry, "Why Akbar Did Not Become A Christian," I wrote:
If there is any modern parallel to Akbar's stumbling blocks in his spiritual journey, it is that secularism and sexual license also seem to go hand-in-hand. It should be noted that all the other great religions of the world that have a fundamental doctrine of peace and nonviolence also have built into them an asceticism that clearly designates worldly pleasure as detrimental to spiritual progress. This is true of Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, but not so of Islam. Furthermore, if we analyze other radically materialistic ideologies that have seen extensive political expression, Facism and Communism of the last century are unparalleled in their brutality and contempt for life. Islam therefore appears to be a radically worldly ideology, like Facism or Communism, but decorated in the trappings of religious ritual and tradition.
Now there is blog with quotes from tons of people who have made similar observations and who, unlike me, are not nobodies. Welcome to the the blogosphere The Truth Project. They are all "money" quotes, but here is a sample:
The reason I am against Islam is not because it is a religion but because it is a political ideology of imperialism and domination in the guise of religion.
Because Islam does not follow the Golden Rule, it attracts violent people.
-Al Sina
And we could add that it creates violent people, too. Here's one from the Mahometans:
We have the right to kill 4 million Americans, two million of them children.
-Abu Gheith, Al-Qaeda spokesman
My God! If we're going to win this war, our most formidable enemy is not the Muslims but the social, political, and academic Left. Long ago they forgot that their vantage point from which they can sneer at the rest of us moralists was made possible by men who, unlike them, could tell right from wrong and who acted with a conscience. I mean, how in the name of multiculturalism can Islam be passed off by the Left as a "peaceful religion"?

Any way, visit The Truth Project. (Hat tip: The Gates of Vienna.)

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