Wednesday, July 7, 2010
IN AN ARTICLE on JihadWatch entitled, Muslim commentator: "I find many statements in [the] Quran are not defensible in the justice system of the civilized world," I found some comments worth sharing.
First, Traeh wrote:
OF TEN RELIGIONS, ISLAM'S CORE TEXTS MOST AGGRESSIVE
Tina Magaard, a linguist who got her Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from the Sorbonne, did a three year study of the original texts of the ten largest religions. One of her conclusions was that Islam's texts are the most aggressive against other groups.
Wow! That's what I call a bombshell!
By "out there" you must mean Mars.
Seriously now; the fact that it took little Tina three years of hard studies to arrive at that conclusion is way more sensational then her findings.
You don't have to go all the way to Mars to find people who don't understand that the core texts of Islam are more aggressive than the texts of the nine other largest religions.
It may be obvious to you. But huge numbers of people -- right here on earth -- think that only ignorant fools agree with you. Large numbers do not hold your view on this issue, MukeNecca. If you don't know that, maybe you need to get out a bit more.
We can't afford to be complacent and self-satisfied that our own view of things is "obvious." We have to try to convince as many others as possible that Islam represents a serious worldwide threat to freedom. To those huge numbers of people who don't find your convictions obvious, it might well be a surprise that not only someone called "MukeNecca" in a comments thread at jihadwatch see Islam as a serious threat to the West, but also someone with a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, a linguist who can read perhaps ten languages, and who studied the original texts of ten religions, and concluded (among many other things) after a detailed, three-year study of those ten religions, that Islam's core texts are the most aggressive against other groups.
It's not enough to say that something is obvious. In the West, the obvious has been turned on its head many times by scientists. Many of those we need to persuade are educated enough to know that. That's why, MukeNecca, it's foolish to reject appeals to serious research and science.