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Don’t give the Quran to people!

Tom provided a link to this article which had this valuable insight:

Mobasheer [one of the Bangladeshi terrorists] was always interested in religion, and his family didn’t discourage his curiosity in his faith.

Instead the father gave Mobasheer an English translation of the Quran. He wanted the son to explore the tenets of Islam directly from its source, not through a warped interpretation elsewhere.

Ironic that the father thought the Quran was a safe gift, better than “warped interpretations” of Islam. Probably, the secular Islamic father never read the Quran himself.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

Posted in International, Religion

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  1. “Kabir said his 18-year-old son was impressionable, and he didn’t have too many friends.”

    Well hey we should call this omega rage. Maybe he was a repressed homo! Certainly nothing to do with Islam.


    July 5, 2016 at 9:28 am

  2. It’s the Muslim Reformation, something that Western liberals are fond of calling for but seem incapable of realizing is already happening. The Christian Reformation happened when ordinary people, previously illiterate as a group, began reading the Bible and realizing that a lot of Roman Catholic doctrine and ruling class behavior didn’t mesh with what was in the source. Now the Islamic world is at that point.

    The Protestant Reformation was pretty nasty as it was, but at least the early Christians who wrote the New Testament were a persecuted minority who generally discouraged armed violence (because they would have been slaughtered) and did a lot of sucking up to the government (follow the laws, and give to Caesar what is Caesar’s).

    Muhammad was a warlord who converted Arabia to Islam by conquering it with an army, and the Muslim equivalents of Peter and Paul were warlords too who were even better at killing non-Muslims and heretics. The Koran was written out of that. A “back to the basics” Islam is going to be as if the New Testament had been dreamed up during the Crusades.


    July 5, 2016 at 10:14 am

    • Meh. The Middle East is a perpetual tribal playground, and religion is used as an instrument for different groups to assert and protect their interests.


      July 5, 2016 at 10:57 am

      • Mobasheer killed for Islam in Bangladesh, which is not Middle Eastern, and his family is horrified and baffled, which they wouldn’t be if he’d done it out of tribal self-interest.


        July 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      • Most terrorist-extremist Islamic groups, originate from the Middle East. Islam evolved out of the tribal nature of Arabs, just like all Semites, including Jews.


        July 5, 2016 at 1:26 pm

  3. Friends don’t let friends read the Quran.

    Mike Street Station

    July 5, 2016 at 10:57 am

  4. Reading the Qu’ran to become more religious is prole. Studying the Qu’ran at an Ivory Towel, comfy and secure…status signaling is SWPL.

    This being said, all value transference jobs are very difficult to secure. Some harder than others.

    Btw, Wall St-Finance jobs are no longer prestigious. Earning gazillions, so you can overconsume, in a post-scarcity world = prole


    July 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm

  5. All over the west, whenever a prisoner (all potential terrorists) requests a Koran the idiot prison administrators give him one. Is that not the stupidest policy? I’d rather they bring in criminologists to hold seminars teaching the miscreants how to be better petty criminals.


    July 5, 2016 at 5:11 pm

  6. I wonder how many people commenting have ever tried to read the thing.

    Its a poem. That’s pretty much it. Even in translation, its pretty much impossible to understand if you don’t know Arabic, because its a very long poem.

    What you think is in the Quran really comes from the Hadith, a collection of supposed sayings of Mohammed.


    July 5, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    • In fact, if you want to make an informed choice between Christianity and Islam, solid knowledge of Arabic is NECESSARY.


      July 8, 2016 at 6:26 am

  7. I remember when it used to be called the Koran.


    July 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm

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