The Tundra Tabloids published a few days ago about, Hamad Abdel-Samad, and his views that Islam is in decline, or better put, in an ever increasing downward spiral. To those of us who follow these issues it’s welcome news, and perhaps offers a window of hope, that in the eventual crash and burn of the Mohammedan belief system, that there’s nothing left other than to abandon it entirely.
This runs counter to the accepted (failed) meme that: “Islam has experienced many periods of rise and decline, periods of calm complimented with benign rule and tolerance for the non-Muslim, as well as periods of intolerance, pogroms of minorities (most notably Jews) accompanied with campaigns of wars and conquest, in other words, jihad. All that is needed, or can be hoped for, is for Islam to find itself once again through internal debate and self critical thought, and rejoin itself to the civilized world.”
In other words, Islam is álso comprised of moderates and the world must be patient enough to allow time for the moderates to gain the upper hand and mold, influence the mohammedan belief system into a “kinder and gentler form of Islam”. I believe it’s not too dissimilar from what the soft Left believed during the then decline of the Soviet Union. Gorbachov was their answer for a Soviet Light regime, those who are still pulling for a reformed Islam are waiting for a similar persona like the last Soviet president, perhaps a Zuhdi Jasser, but their wait is in vain.
What is needed is a silver bullet, not a silver tongue. KGS