Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A New Islam

And I saw the holy city, new Islam, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband (cough!):

From the useful idiot taqiyya-masters at the BBC:


Turkey is preparing to publish a document that represents a revolutionary reinterpretation of Islam - and a controversial and radical modernisation of the religion.

The country's powerful Department of Religious Affairs has commissioned a team of theologians at Ankara University to carry out a fundamental revision of the Hadith, the second most sacred text in Islam after the Koran.

The Hadith is a collection of thousands of sayings reputed to come from the Prophet Muhammad.

As such, it is the principal guide for Muslims in interpreting the Koran and the source of the vast majority of Islamic law, or Sharia.

But the Turkish state has come to see the Hadith as having an often negative influence on a society it is in a hurry to modernise, and believes it responsible for obscuring the original values of Islam.

It says that a significant number of the sayings were never uttered by Muhammad, and even some that were need now to be reinterpreted.

'Reformation'

Commentators say the very theology of Islam is being reinterpreted in order to effect a radical renewal of the religion.

Its supporters say the spirit of logic and reason inherent in Islam at its foundation 1,400 years ago are being rediscovered. Some believe it could represent the beginning of a reformation in the religion.


I have a feeling that, even if this article is telling the truth and the Turkish government does want to "modernize", the end result is simply that we will see a new Gnosticism arise in Islam, where the Hadith will only be shared with initiated adherents. However, their spirit will still be taught.

Look, if Turkey showed any other evidence of wanting to "modernize" then I would believe that "hope was making a comeback." But, well, I'm dubious, as Tim Gunn would say.

The Turkish government just recently swung towards the side of the radical Islamists. And, I'm supposed to believe Turkey is in the beginning stages of a reformation?!?

Bullshit!

The BBC ought to be ashamed of themselves. They report these news stories as if they were gullible enough to believe them themselves. The BBC knows the truth, but they dish out Soma for the people, hoping we will rest gently and not dislike Islam too much.

What the hell is the point?

If we have a problem with Islam, then we have a problem with Islam. No fairy dust of nice words
is going to pacify Muslims who believe in Jihad.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Its supporters say the spirit of logic and reason inherent in Islam at its foundation 1,400 years ago are being rediscovered. Some believe it could represent the beginning of a reformation in the religion. "

TAQIYYA! Islam has been violent and predatory from the moment that Mohammed was first able to put an army into the field. This is an attempt to sanitise Islam for European consumption ahead of Turkey's entry into the EU.

Anonymous said...

"We'll know there are Muslim moderates in this world when they get on television and say things like: "There is much in the doctrine of Islam that should not be taken literally. It is, for instance unacceptable to believe that people can get into Paradise by killing infidels and dying in the process. In fact, we're not even sure Paradise exists. Nor are we sure that the Koran was written by the Creator of the universe.

The Koran is an ancient book of religious wisdom, some of it applies to our modern circumstance and some of it does not." Find a Muslim who can talk this way, and you will have found a Muslim moderate. You will also have found someone who is guilty of blasphemy and liable to be killed in almost any Muslim community on this earth. This is the problem with Islam."

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Sam_Harris/Q&A_Sam_Harris.html

You can't polish a turd, or pick it up by its clean end.

Pastorius said...

Can't polish a turd, or pick it up by it's clean end,

BUT

we can pick up Islam's turd and shove it back up their ass and then kick them out of our house.

Always On Watch said...

Pastorius,
I love that last comment of yours!