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Unveiling Islam – Part 2

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Fact of the matter is, Islam is a system of worship that has over the years taken a wrong turn. It fell prey to bad guidance and appalling leadership, rendering itself unable to veer away from the outdated paradigm from which it was born.

So, there it is, the plain truth about Islam, laid out in practical fact; not de jure, but de facto, and annoying as hell for those unwilling to face it: Islam is an antisocial, anger-ridden, righteous child, who wants everything its way, period.

Clearly, some people prefer to live in their own little fairy tale and deny this fact. They call it a ‘gross generalization,’ or ‘Islamophobia,’ and in the name of political correctness rush to absolve the atrocities Islam commits in the name of God.

Talk about zealotry. Here come the insecure uber-liberals, serving their god blindly. In the name of Liberalism they defend Islam’s right to persecute women, homosexuals and infidels.

I find that paradoxical, disgusting and ironic.

Clearly freedom of religion cannot apply to religions that oppress one half of the earth’s population, can it?

Time For An Intervention?

Fact of the matter is, Islam is a system of worship that has over the years taken a wrong turn. It fell prey to bad guidance and appalling leadership, rendering itself unable to veer away from the outdated paradigm from which it was born. Like its kindred monotheistic religions, Christianity and Judaism, it needs to grow up. It needs to be taken aside, talked to, and reformed as soon as possible, before it gets worse.

Let me put it another way. Like a problem child with anger issues, this troublesome little Kevin has to be dealt with before it does any more damage.

Islam Is not Being Pigeonholed… It is Being Diagnosed!

For those of you who have taken offence at this statement, let me back it up with a couple of facts.

Make that a couple of realizations.

See, if you are Muslim, you and your friends may not have a problem with the rest of the world. You may tolerate, like, or even embrace non-Muslims. You may not be a strict adherent of sharia law. You may not associate yourselves with people who believe that the West is Satan incarnate.

But the fact remains: Islam is host to some of the most brutal regimes in the world. It has spawned and sustained theocracies that exemplify hell on earth by any standard. Not to mention the dictatorships that have been propped up to gel together the volatile tribal mix of which the Muslim world consists. Whichever way you look at it, Islam is the home of some of the most restrictive cultures in the world, the intransigence of which stems from their religious background.

Tracing The Problem

You may insist that this is not fair, that I am being too harsh, or too blunt.

You are right. I am, because the case necessitates it. Softer words could never encapsulate the current state of Islam.

‘More harsh words!’ you say. ‘Outrageous! By the same token, we should call democracy evil, because it has given rise to some of the worst calamities in history.’

And you are right again! Democracy can be – and has been – extremely evil when in a state of disorganization and chaos. We know that. We have been scathingly critical of it when and where necessary.

We have been doing this for a while now, speaking against the perils of wanton debate and endless bickering, not to mention the lack of direction democracy breeds. We have been criticizing it just as harshly and openly as we criticize rampant science, which has reduced the human condition to a dry, faithless, meaningless set of ‘cause and effect.’ Or consumerism, which has rendered entire societies fat and sedentary, about which we write rants and diatribes, trying to expose the system’s lunacies, while at the same time striving to make things better, adding quality to our troubled lives.

iran_teocrazia_1Why should Islam be an exception? It is a belief system, an organized construct, a choice people make, and should be scrutinized and criticized in general terms, like all other systems are.

Finding The Root

There are many interesting things one can say when looking at general tendencies and common denominators behind people. There are certain phenomena one can observe, which, when identified and dissected, reveal how a country, a culture, or any group and organization, come (or came) to such and such a position.

For example, one could talk about the circumstances that helped Hitler rise to power; about the ruthless disciplinarianism inherent in Germanic culture, which, given the wrong conditions at a certain point in time, enabled the creation of the Second Reich, then the Third Reich.

One could talk about the vastness of Russia, which, combined with its strict, Orthodox religion, rendered the land impossible to monitor, which in turn facilitated undemocratic, oligarchic rule, as has sadly been the case from the time of the Czars to the rise of the Bolsheviks, and to the Soviets after that, all the way to our current-day, all-too-familiar Russian kleptocracy.

One could talk about the opportunistic, kill-throat competitiveness inherent in the pioneer-driven, gun-toting lands of the United States of America, where a feverish frontier mentality, combined with the fervor of revolution, created a society of hubris and excess, triumph and tragedy.

One could talk about the tendency of islands such as Sicily and Corsica to be insular and mistrustful of strangers, and very tightly interwoven, leading to codes of ethic such as Vendetta and Omerta.

Similarly, one can talk about religious people in ways that encapsulate their nature. One can talk about Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, or people of any religion whatsoever, and, so long as facts are used, remain within the bounds of valid argumentation.

In The Name Of God

Let’s go back to the Islamic theocracies and briefly analyze them in the same way we analyzed Germany, Russia and America above. People in these strict theocracies, such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, run the state, be it a kingdom, or a republic, like their personal religious playground. The law of the land is derived from a few ‘holy’ books, which they interpret as they see fit, devising rules by which others must live or die.

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This presents a grave problem: institutionalized oppression and abuse that is borne of the religious dogma itself. This is not a case of leaders gone wild with power. This is an institutionalized tyranny, inspired and enabled by outdated, inflexible scripture.

In The Name Of Keeping God At Bay (Sort Of)

On the other hand, you have Muslim secular tyranny. Another crazy paradox. A consequence of the unruliness of Muslim culture, these dictatorships counteract the chaos and irrationality of the dominant culture/religion by suppressing every human right conceivable.

In other words, secular tyrants tend to rise to power in Muslim countries, and stay there, because they keep the dysfunctional theocrats at bay.

Ever go to a school where whatever you do ends up in ruin, all because of poor education, bad attitude and self-righteous upbringing? Schools where the only way forward came through an overhaul?

You may believe that I am being obnoxious again, but I beg to differ. I have called systems of all forms deadly brats when acting as if they came straight out of God’s ball sack.

Islam is no exception. So long as it keeps acting up, it deserves the criticism.

Islam Has Fundamental Problems And Needs Help

Whichever way you look at it and however badly you want to rationalize it, the fact remains. Islam is both directly and indirectly conducive to a way of life that fuels unruliness, chaos and inflexibility, leading to a grossly dysfunctional or authoritarian state of affairs, as observed inall Muslim countries, without exception. It encourages intransigence and hard-headedness. It promotes discrimination against non-Muslims. It rejects the rest of the world by deeming itself God’s seed on earth.

So the rest of the world rejects it – and should reject it, as a whole – in turn.

Until that changes – until Islam’s most representative leaders signify a shift in its sociopolitical agenda that fits with the ideas of today and tomorrow – it will remain at bay. Just like Christianity and Judaism before it, it remains nothing more than a savage noble, preaching peace with one hand while hacking away at dissidents with the other. It has to water down its dogma, become more compassionate, and lay off politics altogether, before it can claim its rightful place among the rest of the world.