Islam – The need for reformation

Islam is a religion that dates back to the 7th century.  It has many teachings that hark back to a bygone age. These teachings are no longer relevant in today’s world.

It is these very teachings that are being used (and abused) by Islamic State (ISIS) and numerous other Islamic terrorists, the world over.

Despite this undeniable religious aspect to this terrorism, we are failing to examine the connection with the religion concerned.

Those who attempt to ignite any sort of debate or discussion in this area are often met with immediate accusations of Islamophobia. The discussion is then muted before it even began. This cannot continue. We are failing as a nation, and we are failing as a planet if we collectively refuse any probing into the reasons why Islam is at the centre of the worlds terrorism.

We will not defeat Islamic terrorism, if we are continually spoon fed the line that Islam is the “religion of peace” whenever an Islamist act of terror takes place. We need to address the problem at source. We need to examine the verses in the Quran that are being used to drive Islamic terrorist agendas. This is not happening and countless lives are being lost as a result.

Failing to act in the manner we should be, is undermining efforts that are being made to bring about the reform of Islam. It is stifling debate and hampering any chance in tackling terrorism. Referring to Islamic State as Daesh is wrong and counter productive. It is an attempt to distance ISIS from Islam. But the end result is that we simply move away from having an intelligent debate on Islam – under the false assumption that Islamic State has “nothing to do with Islam”.

We need to accept that these terror groups are basing their acts of terror on what is written in the Quran. Their interpretation is neither twisted nor wrong.

They are not basing their ideology on an ancient outdated form of Islam, differing to that practised by the wider Muslim community today. It is exactly the same Islam that is practised by Muslims today. However, these Muslims may themselves be completely unaware of the content of the Muslim scriptures. Just continuing to ignore the violent Quran passages is no longer the option that it once may have been.

We are witnessing a return to primitive Islam. Islam in its purest form. The Islam that is laid down in the Quran and the Hadith.

Islam is, in it’s current form, an open invitation to individuals who are predisposed to terrorism. It is being used by these people as a means to inflict barbarity onto countless numbers of innocent people (including Muslims) under the guise of Islam. In short, they are using Islam as a cover to commit acts of terror.

Why is this possible? Because the Quran was written at a time of enormous violence and bloodshed; religious conquest and subjugation. The Quran preaches, at great length, about these battles. Over 1400 years later, we now find Islamists using these verses in the Quran, to justify their terrorism. It fits their narrative completely.

The very fact that Islamic terrorists are able to use the Quran with such ease, highlights the urgent need for reform.

If reform is to even begin to take place, then we first need to have open dialogue. That dialogue has been resisted by many, for too long.

Pretending that Islamic State (ISIS) and other Islamic terror groups are “not proper Muslims” is not going to solve the problems we face. This pretence can go on for only so long. Even if the likes of ISIS are defeated. They are certain to be replaced by others, who are inspired to act in an identical manner. Spurred on by exactly the same verses in the Quran that ISIS exploited with such devastation.

Muslim faith leaders need to accept there is a problem with some of the fundamental teachings in the Quran. They need to acknowledge the scale of this problem.

The difficult subject of Muslims being encouraged to emulate the behaviour of the prophet Mohammed also needs to be addressed. Emulating the prophets  behaviour in the 7th century, in today’s world, cannot continue. Imaam’s need to accept this if we are to make any progress at all.

Once we have overcome that first hurdle, we can change the direction of the path we are treading. Away from the path heading to deepening fear, resentment and crisis. To that of reformation and reclaiming the religion of Islam.

In the face of global terrorism, being committed in the name of Islam, the need for reform has never been more urgent.

An analysis of the verses from the Quran has been published here to demonstrate what is driving this terrorism. The aim being that we, collectively,  put into action the steps needed for the reform of Islam.

It is clear that we need to move away from treating the symptoms, to treating the root cause.

If Islam is to survive as a credible religion and if the world is to defeat Islamic terrorism. There is no absolutely no doubt that a reformation not only must take place, but it is long overdue.

 

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6 thoughts on “Islam – The need for reformation

  1. This is very accurate. Whenever islamic terror acts occur people are quick to say “it’s because the Western powers invaded the Arabs and so they are taking revenge” or “it’s not true Islam; Isis and al Qaeda are not true Muslims”. The liberal Muslims also say these things. What those of us living in the West do not understand is that if ISIS for example succeeds in establishing an Islamic caliphate, the so-called “liberal Muslims” who claim that ISIS are not Muslims would be happy about and also support the caliphate.

    Thanks for telling the truth

  2. I am a Muslim and i support Donald Trump west NEED one more HITLER

    Jews created Islamophobia for their own advantage for ISRAEL

    Name the few Zionist who spreading FEAR of Muslims and Islam, Pamela Geller, ( SAM ) Harris, Bill Maher , David Horowitz , Gad Saad, Dave Rubin Report

    Donald Trump and the rise of right wing fascism in the Europe / West AGAINST the Muslims is a product of Islamophobia

    NOW Jews AFRAID of monsters they created anti-Muslim Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing fascism in the Europe / West

    Jesus said to the Jews: “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

    Is it Islamophobia good or bad for the Muslims?…. GOOD,… i know it is hard to understand,

    Islamophobia is a SHOCK therapy for the Muslims to reform themselves

    Islamophobia will forced Muslims to reform themselves

    Muslims NEED reformation NOT Islam

    I had already seen positive effect of Islamophobia on the Muslims

    WE NEEDED THAT !

    Islamophobia is GOOD for the Muslims and BAD for our enemies

    Quran: ” Perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.”

    Islamophobia is BAD for our enemies, Islamophobia WILL divide white people and could bring civil war AMONG the white race

    IF civil war AMONG the white race did happened in the future, God have mercy on the Jews

    Even if Donald trump did not became president of America,

    SOON one day another Donald Trump will come to the power and he will be WORSE then this one

    Maybe this Donald Trump is not bad but you have to worry about his evil supporters who will be electing another Donald Trump in the future

    Donald Trump and his evil supporters in America and Europe want to make America and Europe PURE white AGAIN

    Jews created mindless white zombies that they cannot control !

    SOON this white zombies will eat Jews alive NOT the Muslims

    Zionists radicalizing white race against the Muslims for their OWN interest for Israel

    But it WILL back-fire

    SOON these radicalized WHITE-MALE will become violent JIHADISTS to save the PURITY of WHITE RACE and ( WHITE-POWER ) and Jews will be HIDING from them for their own life

    YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW

    Quran: “But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners.”

    E-vil West gave birth to ISIS……………..

    E-vil white race is responsible for Orlando. Nice and Iraq …………….

    E-vil Christians and e-vil Jews LIED about Saddam Hussain’s WMD and invaded Iraq to slaughter Iraqis ,… to destroy Iraq ………….for ISRAEL

    (The sectarian killing and the BIRTH of ISIS) Iraqi Shia Muslims and Sunni Muslims were living peacefully for 1400 years until NOW……….

    So why are they killing each other NOW like they NEVER live in peace before?……..

    American and European E-vil Christians and E-vil Jews divided Iraqi Shia Muslims and Iraqi Sunni Muslims for their OWN advantage in war with Saddam Hussian……….

    (American and European evil Christians and evil Jews) UNITED with Iraqi’s Shia Muslims AND Iraqi’s Christians AND Iraqi’s Yezidis AND Iraqi Kurds and THEY ALL together started KILLING and RAPING Iraqi’s Sunni Muslims and ALL ARABS dictators watched SILENTLY….. the SILENCE of Arab’s dictators gave BIRTH to ISIS

    And also EVIL white race did 911 attack, the 911 attacked intended to get approval from American people to destroy Iraq………for ISRAEL

    The good news is OVER ALL the evil white-race HARMED themselves NOT the Muslims or Islam

    If you use your brain YOU will come to the same conclusion as i do

    For example since 911 Islam is GROWING and Christianity is DYING

    EVIL white people DUG their own grave

    Will terrorism stop?

    As long as EVIL white-race ( evil Christians / evil Jews ) does not accept their evil deeds in the middle-east causing terrorism, terrorism WILL NOT STOP

  3. “…if ISIS for example succeeds in establishing an Islamic caliphate, the so-called “liberal Muslims” who claim that ISIS are not Muslims would be happy about and also support the caliphate.”

    Yes, I believe so, too. I like also that the author says not to call ISIS, “Daesh.” I agree and in fact do not even say, “ISIS.” I say, “Islamic State.”

  4. There is NO “Islamic State” in Syria nor Iraq. Daesh is a pejorative term for these jihadis.
    Therefore it is more accurate than IS/ISIL/ISIS. Daesh has lost Al Bab & will soon lose Mosul and Raqqa; there will then be no major ‘power center’ for these barbarians.

    Islamic reform? IMPOSSIBLE! Koran is the perfect word of allah, unchangeable until ‘the last day’. THIS is why Islamic terror and subjugation has lasted 1400 years & a ‘reformed’ Islam would no longer BE Islam. The whole idea is dangerous; taqiyya means the hated kuffar can be lied to in order to convince them that Islam is now truly peaceful.

  5. Thank you for highlighting the koran’s verses of jihad, violence and hatred.
    I do not believe Islam is a religion- I believe mohammad invented and developed it as justification for his war on Arab traders for his personal enrichment. Initially, in Mecca he was probably genuine but his failure to establish Islam there led to his ‘conversion’ to violence in Medinah and subsequent success as supreme warlord of Arabia. He became a classic psychopath, without a doubt.
    Islam survives by fear [and lies]- as he said “LO! I have been made victorious through TERROR”. This statement explains all anyone needs to know about the so-called ‘Religion of Peace’.

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