A Makeover for Islam




 
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Boots
 
December 8th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 

Topic: A Makeover for Islam


One thing that I'd personally love to see is the Muslim world take a drastic move towards building a kinder, friendlier Islam. I think most of us know that Muslims are very good people. Their religion tends to catch a bad rap because of the tiny tiny fraction that are extremist nutjobs.

So the question is this: If you were an influential person in the world of Islam, what could/would you do to improve the International Image of Islam?? How would you make the changes work without "betraying the faith", etc.
December 8th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
Seek out all terrorist and have a uprising against them. Make them look like demons and non islam believers.
December 8th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Branding Fundamentalists as "heretics" would be a smart move, true. Other ideas??
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December 8th, 2004  
gladius
 
Those two last sugestions aren't as easy as you think.

By doing that, they could argue that you are going against the fundamental precepts of the Kohran, and they could brand YOU as the heretic.

Personaly, if I could do anything, I would get rid of Al Jezeera, it's nothing but a propaganda machine. But that's not going to happen.
December 8th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
The "how and why" of things is a large part of what I have in mind. Just interested in how people here would go about improving Islam's image. Obviously, nothing of that sort is easily accomplished especially with the world of Islam as it stands today. Nothing worthwhile is easy. Lets not forget that the Muslim people of the world are mostly very good and decent people. That's a foundation that can be built upon I should think.
December 8th, 2004  
rocco
 
Quote:
tiny tiny fraction that are extremist nutjobs
with 1 billion people, even a tiny franction = alot of people
and with many many supporters and sympathizers who are just as bad.

think of it this way, you may not support some of americas actions but you would still fight for america.
well they may not support the terrorists actions, but when US and other democracies try to destroy these terrorists and topple mid east regimes, for them its an attack on islam and any so called "moderate" can become an exremist.

if i was influencial, i would keep my mouth shut. why would i risk my life.
anyone who has wanted democracy for islam or make peace with israel has been assasinated and anyone who has shown the truth about how muslims persecute women has had a fatwah on them... why would i want to join them if i was influencial. i would just do what every other influencial muslim does and buy a villa in france.

how to improve image of islam? admit that islam has no place in israel as the koran never states the word jerusalem or palestinian.
topple every dictatorship and theocracy and indtroduce some form of democracy. get rid of religeon out of politics. stop building weapons stockpiles. stop abusing UN for own agenda. stop expanding. start assimilating with other cultures etc.
December 8th, 2004  
rocco
 
and use turkey and uzbekistan as examples.
December 8th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
What I'm saying is that you are immortal (so they CAN'T kill you) and you are the #1 most important person in the world of Islam. What would you do or try to do to make Islam:
1.) More friendly to the rest of the world.
2.) More relevant and beneficial to the World Community.

I'm trying to be insufferably optimistic ano see ways that Islam could be improved.
December 8th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
if any change is going to happen it will have to be of thier own doing. im sure there are a lot of things people wish others would change. the world will never be perfect, so instead of pointing out each others faults, prehaps tolerance and understanding should be taught more
December 8th, 2004  
kotakk
 
 
Why do u care?They are not coming after everyone.Islam does not preach Violence but IMO that their Holy Book Quran is misinterpreted to a great extent,and maybe for their own convenience.The Life goal of the Jehadi's is to Destroy All opposers of Islam.What can u do against such hate?