Tuesday, 3 December 2019

People ‘Not to Learn Islam From’ — Really?

Shireen Quodoshi, from here
A while since I’ve posted anything about Islam.  Don’t worry, this one’s harmless.....
A post by Muslim Reformer Shireen Qudoshi talking about a list of people that one is not supposed to learn Islam from.
Shrireen makes the point that Muslims hate being lumped together as being this or that, and so Muslims ought not to arbitrarily lump together lists of critics of Islam and tar them all with the same “bigot” brush.
I agree with the ones Shireen says have been treated unfairly. I’ve read the books and heard the podcasts of most of them, including: Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Robert Spencer and Steve Emerson. Laura Loomer I don’t really know.
Others such as Judge Jeanine Pirro and Ann Coulter, I find a touch too shrill (is that sexist?).  A touch dogmatic, then, though generally accurate with the facts. Ditto Hannity and Carlson.
Richard Spencer is a self-declared Nazi, and must not  confused with Robert Spencer, who is widely knowledgable on Islam and nothing of a fascist, more a classic liberal.
Essentially, what the list says is; don’t listen to anyone who knows anything about Islam and who questions its core tenets. Don’t listen to the experts, in short. (It’s rather like what used to be said in Christianity -- the reason the priesthood resisted translation of the Bible into common English. The plebs would then understand it!  Heaven forbid!)
Anyway, it’s here, and quite a useful read.

ADDED: Qudoshi is a Muslim Reformer and for that she is reviled not just by many mainstream Muslims, but also by the Left in the West. To them, she’s a “porch monkey”, a female Uncle Tom, a traitor to Islam.  See Yasmine Mohammed’s just published “Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam"