Is Islamic Reform Possible?

In “Reform Islam or Live the ‘New Normal’ Forever,” Roger Simon argues that Donald Trump’s often frustrated travel ban on problematic countries, though not illegal, is insufficient. “It’s only a meager beginning in dealing with a situation that has not changed in any real sense since 9/11, as the events in New York Tuesday testify. If we do not move even more seriously to prevent them, they will indeed become the ‘new normal.’ ” The violence, he continues, “will never be squelched until the ideology is defeated and reformed… We must all now be obnoxious, politically incorrect busybodies and get in Islam’s face, demanding reform in every way possible, economically, socially, theologically and, yes, militarily.”

This is a bravely unpopular stance to adopt vis à vis Islam that will surely be opposed and condemned by progressivists and offended Muslims. In fact, however, it does not go nearly far enough.

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  • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

    Excellent report.

  • Blind Druid

    They cannot be reformed. But they can be defeated and/or expelled. Ask the otherwise peaceful Buddhists in Myanmar, who eventually reached the end of their rope with the nasty cult of allah. Who woulda thunk it — Buddhists!

    • Clausewitz

      How do you reform a pseudo religion that punishes everything outside the orthodoxy with death? Just askin’.

      • occupant 9

        Pfft! What kind of bigot are you to not know that Muhammadism can obviously be reformed with distilled unicorn farts blended with the finest tears of the most diligent of wishful thinkers. Only haters and the divisive would think otherwise. Geez!

  • P_F

    Reform or Renounce has to come from within the mohammedans. It’s not our job to make them do something they are not willing to do.
    It took several centuries but eventually Christianity reformed and it was done by Christians themselves not hindus, buddhists or athiests.
    Anyways, reforming islam means disavowing its ideology of hate & violence. Without it’s ideology there’s no islam. In islam you can’t cherry pick ideas & verses, to be a muslim you’ve to believe in quran & mo in it’s entirety. There’re no 2 ways about it either believe in islam as it is or be an apostate.

  • occupant 9

    Muhammadism will be reformed only by applying the same remedy that reformed Imperial Japan. But Muhammadism has undergone a reawakening that cancels any reform … they noticed we were exceptionally weak of mind and culture with active elements within working hard to make betrayal seem like a kindness.

  • Hard Little Machine

    No.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I never say never when it comes to reforming Islam. I believe that the time will come when Muslims understand that they have nothing to gain from mass bloodletting.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Islam is war against YOU, if you want to integrate war, bring them in.
    You will lose the war.

  • I don’t believe Islam can reform any more than a wasp nest can. It is what it is, which is a mindless collective organism driven by a compulsion to cover the whole world with its darkness, killing or consuming every living human in its way.

    As pointed out by Erdogan and countless Imams, there are no moderate Muslims, only Muslims; and they should know. Some of those Muslims are murderous and the rest are passive, much like the wasps, but none of them is moderate or peaceful.

    Even this article is just fiddling with the margins. The problem is not murderous Muslims or hate-peddling Imams or brainwashing mosques, it is Islam. It is Islam that must be shut down, not just the occasional mosque that is too stupid to hide the horrors that are perpetrated inside.

  • Tooth&Claw

    They don’t want to integrate, they want to dominate.