Sunday, June 10, 2007

Islam cannot survive without censorship

Minivan News recently carried the following news item

Islamic Council Confiscates Buddhism Books

The Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs confiscated books on Buddhism from the Million Bookshop on Majeedhee Magu last Wednesday.

The books were part of a series called “A Great Moral Story.” The Islamic Council says members of the public drew their attention to the books, and also a series called “The Purpose Driven Life,” which is alleged to promote Christianity.

An Islamic Council spokesman called on members of the public to return books from the two series if they had brought them.

There you go again! Islam is incapable of surviving without censorship. One would imagine that this Allah of theirs is incapable of defending his interests. Is Allah(Mohamed's alter-ego) afraid that Muslims would leave Islam in droves if Islam had to compete with other religions on a level playing field? In the 21st century we don't hear of the Church of England or the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople or the Maha Sangha imposing censorship to protect their respective followers from apostatising.

When they kowtow to Mecca five times daily Muslims must re-evaluate whether or not they are worshipping an omnipotent god or just a lump of rock in the form of the Arab god Hajar al-Aswad. Instead of censoring on behalf of Allah, hanging an axe around the Hajar may be a more useful exercise to determine if in fact Allah is the true monotheistic God- the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Muslims must understand that censorship makes Allah look very very weak.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:05 AM

    Surah Al Baqarah ayat 212
    "The life of this world is alluring to those who reject faith, and they scoff at those who believe. But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah bestows His abundance without measure on whom He will."