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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Suspicion of Islamic teaching is a cause of increasing disquiet in Britain

Growing concern over influence of Islamic world-view.
Letter to The Telegraph, 21 Jan 2011

SIR – There does seem to be growing disquiet at the increasing influence of the Islamic world-view. Perhaps this is due to a greater understanding of what the Koran and hadith (Muslim traditions) teach.

For example, those within Islam who might call for reform, tolerance, and a “dialogue between civilisations” are easily silenced by the authority of the Koran, which has many verses rousing believers to wage jihad against unbelievers.

Suras 2:228 and 4:34 make it clear that women are inferior to men and must be obedient to them. Anti-Jewish sentiments are frequently found in Islamic religious texts and apostates are to be executed, according to sharia.

Further, the attitude of pious Muslims to non-Muslims can be seen in the Arabic word kafir, which goes beyond the neutral English word unbeliever. A kafir is to be shunned and Muslims are not to socialise with such people (Koran, 3:28).

Mark Ponsford,
Sidmouth, Devon.

1 comment:

  1. Telegraph comments section on "blogs", is a great way to spread info as they allow all comments within decency!

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