Reinterpreting the Koran
The problem with Nadira Artyk's argument that the Koran treats men and women equally is that for every passage that supports her viewpoint there is another passage that contradicts it ("Reclaiming my religion," Views, Nov. 29).
Artyk quotes several enlightened passages that defend women's rights but ignores those that define women as possessions of men.
Any attempt to reinterpret or ignore those passages that are deeply demeaning and restrictive to women is self-defeating, as Muslims consider the Koran to be the direct word of God and consider its reinterpretation, dilution or adaptation to the modern world to be heresy.
There is no such thing as "Koran Light" and any official attempt at an "Islamic Reformation" will be brutally confronted.
Those Muslim nations that have adapted their civil laws to modern times, like the United Arab Emirates, never dared to "modernize" the Koran but simply circumvented it in the national interest and created a parallel world.
Hamid Varzi, Tehran
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here's a letter by Hamid Varzi from Tehran, Iran to the editor in the International Herald Tribune. He likely knows a "bit" more about Islam than you do. Hamid confirms what many experts have stated and what so many refuse to accept: The Koran is misogynous, and it cannot be reinterpreted to be compatible with modern values.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
In solidarity with the brave Danish journalists and other bloggers around the world who risk their lives by merely publishing a cartoon(!).
This cartoon(!) was enough of a "reason" for Muslims around the world to riot, vandalize, threaten, and murder. They choose to actively follow a religion that specifically demands such barbaric acts. Just think what it will be like on your street when Muslims are there in any number. Will you still feel "free" to speak your mind? Today it's a cartoon, tomorrow it's your pork hot dog, later it's merely the fact that you are not Muslim (a kafir or dhimmi) that incurs their rage...
The following stance can really only be understood if you have read the Qur'an (final word of Allah) and the Sunnah (Mohamed's perverted & murderous life, which is an absolute guide for Muslims lives).
My proposed solution:
- Don't let any more Muslims into our countries (non-Muslim Arabs: OK, apostates: OK). Expel any Muslims that exhibit excessive devotion to Islam.
- Put enormous resources into developing alternative energy sources.
- Then stop buying oil from the Muslims.
- Leave the Muslims to their own destructive devices - until they shed their hateful and violent "religion".