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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Make Heresy a Crime

This is not a war that can be won through military might. It is a war for the hearts and minds of the Islamic youth.

There are some things that only Muslims have the moral authority to say to another Muslim convincingly. The Muslims of our country need to step up to the front and convince their wayward Muslim brethren that Death and Destruction are not godly. Anyone else who says these words can be construed as religiously intolerant.

The terrorists quote from the Islamic texts. It is not enough for Muslims to back off and say, "It is not Islam. These terrorists are not Muslims." Only the Peaceful Muslims can save the world from these Murderous Muslims. Only the Peaceful Muslims can retort with healthful interpretations of the Islamic texts. This is a high stakes war of rhetoric where those Peaceful Muslims well-versed in the Quran must spar with those Murderous Muslims well-versed in the Quran.

For those of us who are not Muslim, we have a role to play too. Lee Kuan Yew went straight to the crux of the matter when he said that to stop terrorism, go after the preachers who subvert the youth.  We need to enact laws against Islamic heresy. These ideas espoused by terrorists should be considered religious heresy because they stray from the path of Peaceful Islam.

Murderous heresy should be outlawed. Us non-Muslims can help the Peaceful Muslims to fight Murderous Muslim heretics by changing the laws of the country. If we pop all the heretic preachers in jail and de-radicalise them, we not only PREVENT the future radicalisation of lost youths, we also gain preachers to our cause.


Hermit said...

You are only perpetuating the "us vs them" approach that's dividing the Muslims and non-Muslims. This is about terror. Nothing about Islam, nothing about religion.

Petunia Lee said...

It IS about religion. These people kill in the name of God. These terrorists cite religion when they kill. Unless we face up to that bald truth, we will be ineffective in fighting them. Denying that the terrorists are driven by religious beliefs (no matter how subverted from the religion of peace we know Islam to be) will only hamper our efforts to deal with them.

It IS about religion and we need to fight on the platform of religious beliefs.