Monday, February 22, 2010
"So what the heck is true Islam? If you listen to the CAIR talking heads on TV, it's that feel-good religion of smiling people and little children holding hands in a field of flowers. ... First of all, you'd buy some of the books, and I don't mean Islam for Dummies. Whatever you do, don't listen the line that in order to understand Islam, you have to be able to read Arabic. This is balderdash, because 80% of the world's Muslims don't read Arabic, and many of those are well-educated in their religions. In fact, English is now the most-used language for disseminating the Islamic faith. ... But before you can argue about Islamic law with success, you need to understand the ''doctrine of abrogation', which is a principle that is considered authoritative under Islamic law. Once you've got that down, it's simple to makle coherent argumates about what true Islam consists of. ... If the Koran, the authoritative hadith, and the four schools of Islamic jurisprudence agree, then you can take it to the bank: that's Islam. ... The truth of Islam can be found in the point of the knife at the infidel's throat. All the rest can be jettisoned", Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna, 12 January 2010, link:
As it is written, "By their fruits you will know them". How many Christians can read the Bible in Greek? The notion that only Arabic readers can know the Koran is absurd.