Another expert on islam says 'the West just needs to understand the culture better, and stop looking at islam through the lens of terror'...
Prof. Akbar Ahmed, mentioned in a previous post, has this to say:
"Europe is going down in population, whereas the Muslim world is rapidly rising. By the middle of this century a quarter of the world's population will be Muslim.
"If that's the case, we can't afford an unending clash between the Muslim world and the west. The world will be consumed by religious turmoil. We are facing a major breakdown in the 21st century. Unless we begin to change now, the chances of us surviving are limited".
"I'm hoping that in time in the west, particularly in the US, where misunderstanding is growing worse, [my work] may help people to understand the culture better, and bring more sanity and good sense all round, so we can face the real issues facing us in the 21st century - like population and climate change rather than ethnic and religious violence".
What we have here is either, blind hope, or, a twisting of the truth to place blame on the West for islamists actions and have us be more accepting and supportive of the so-called 'moderate islam'. What we must understand is islam has a goal of 'dawah' or the spreading of islam. This will result in islamic world rule. We must not allow this to happen in the civilized world. There are, admittedly, changes that need to take place in our world, but islam is NOT the answer...
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