Friday, September 10, 2010

Islam and the State

Dr. Jasser wrote a piece which was published in the WSJ today. I reproduced this by him. Very insightful from a  Muslim.

Imam Rauf may not appear to the untrained eye to be an Islamist, but by making Ground Zero an Islamic rather than an American issue, and by failing to firmly condemn terrorist groups like Hamas, he shows his true allegiance.

Some Muslims believe that their religion is above the state and it should therefore govern the state. Others do not insist on this or even promote such an outcome in the long term but accept their society as it is. The former type of Muslims will inevitably eventually clash with non-Muslims. If they try to make America Islamic, that wouldn't be America any more. If they try the same in Singapore, and if they succeed we would be totally transformed. It is not a problem to those who agree, but there would be opposition to those who do not. How would Islamists deal with such a situation? Would they wait for opposition to die off naturally? I doubt it. If they get enough momentum, they will accelerate and push it. It would be violent.

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