Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

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Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

Post by Guest on Thu May 28, 2015 6:33 am

In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today’s world?

Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time―fearlessly and fully―and actually make progress.

Islam and the Future of Tolerance has been published with the explicit goal of inspiring a wider public discussion by way of example. In a world riven by misunderstanding and violence, Harris and Nawaz demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground.


http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674088702

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Re: Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

Post by Guest on Thu May 28, 2015 7:42 am

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[size=33]I. 1[/size]
[size=33]Islam as a[/size]
[size=33]Revolutionary Religion[/size]
Islam is a religion of those who st
ruggle for truth and justice, of
those who clamor for liberty and in
dependence. It is the school of
those who fight against colonialism.
Our one and only remedy is to bring down these corrupt and
corrupting systems of government,
and to overthrow the traitorous,
repressive, and despotic gangs in ch
arge. This is the duty of Muslims
in all Islamic countries; this is the way to victory for all Islamic
revolutions.
Muslims have no alternative, if th
ey wish to correct the political
balance of society, and force those
in power to conform to the laws
and principles of Islam, to an armed Jihad against profane
governments.
Though you may not have the means to prevent heresy or fight
corruption, nevertheless, you must no
t remain silent. If they hit you
in the head, protest! Resigning yo
urself to oppression is more
immoral than oppression itself.
Argue, denounce, oppose, shout.
Spread the truth – that Islamic justice is not what they say it is.
Jihad means the conquest of all no
n-Muslim territories. Such a war
may well be declared after the formation of an Islamic government
worthy of that name, at the direction of the Imam or under his
orders. It will then be the duty of
every able-bodied adult male to
volunteer for this war of conquest,
the final aim of which is to put
Qur’anic law in power fr
om one end of the earth to the other. But the
The Little Green Book — Ayatollah Khomeini
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whole world should understand that the universal supremacy of
Islam is considerably
different from the hegemony of other
conquerors. It is therefore necessar
y for the Islamic government first
to be created under the authority of the Imam in order that he may
undertake this conquest, which will
be distinguishable from all other
wars of conquest, which are unjust
and tyrannical and disregard the
moral and civilizing principles of Islam.
Who liberated our country and our people from the shame of
Zoroastrianism, if not the victorious army of Islam?
There are some of us who aren’t concerned with developing an
Islamic movement, but, instead, of
making the pilgrimage to Mecca
with the Muslim brothers, in peace and understanding. It certainly
wasn’t that way in the time of the Prophet. The Friday prayers were
the means of mobilizing the people,
of inspiring them to battle. The
man who goes to war straight from
the mosque is afraid of only one
thing – Allah. Dying, poverty, an
d homelessness mean nothing to
him; an army of men like that is a victorious army.
Islamic faith and justice demand that
within the Muslim world, anti-
Islamic governments not be allowed to survive. The installation of a
lay public power is equivalent to
actively opposing the progress of
Islamic order. Any nonreligious power, whatever form or shape it
may take, is necessarily an atheistic power, the tool of Satan; it is
part of our duty to stand in its path
and to struggle against its effects.
Such Satanic power can engender nothing but corruption on earth,
the supreme evil which must be pitilessly fought and rooted out. To
achieve that end, we have no recourse other than to overthrow all
governments that do not rest on pure Islamic principles, and are
thus traitorous, rotten, unjust
, and tyrannical administrative
systems that server them. That is not only our duty in Iran, but it is
also the duty of all Muslims in the
world, in all Muslim countries, to
carry the Islamic political revo
lution to its final victory.


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Re: Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

Post by Guest on Thu May 28, 2015 7:42 am

excuse the copy and paste but i think yu get its ideas..

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