Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rabbi Sacks new book gives a leftist pass to violent Islam and foolish prediction that it will reform in decades.

Read the review in the Wall Street Journal of Rabbi Sack's new book  Not in God's name.
Basically Rabbi Sacks gives the PC view that all 3 Abrahamic religions have violent tendencies.
He explains that later sages in Judaism and Christianity later mitigated these violent passages after catastrophes. The Jews after the Roman revolt which killed 1 million Jews, and Christianity embraced separation of Church and State "after the horrific religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries." What about Islam? He blames it on their being a younger religion, not inherently more violent. He says it has DECADES of self-destruction warfare ahead. He believes eventually the carnage will teach Muslims what it taught Jews and Christians. 

Nonsense. Decades? What evidence is there for that conclusion? His analysis is specious. 
http://www.wsj.com/articles/our-brothers-keepers-1445296466    the review of the book

Why Islam=Violence today
While all Abrahamic faiths have violence in their histories, only Islam is responsible for 90% of the terrorism and so much of the world’s violence today. Why? The violent commands of God in the Hebrew scriptures were specific to that time and place and the sages later interpreted the text to curb the violence. The Quran on the other hand, as it commands death to the infidels, places no historical limit, so are read by Muslims to be the will of Allah for all time+ and accompany the exploits to Mohammaed mass murdering and conquering those who would not convert. This will  make a peaceful Reform of Islam extremely difficult.

Even if Sacks is right in his analysis, it is more likely CENTURIES. Meanwhile, keep your powder dry.

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