Islam’s Free Pass

“I believe that ‘arrogant’ wives should be beaten. That freedom of conscience should be restricted and that gay people should be punished”

“Why you vile bigot!”

“But this is what the Qur’an teaches”*

“So sorry, carry on!”

*  a) But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. (Qur’an 4:34) b) And fight them until there is no fitnah (rebellion) and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah (Qur’an 8:39) c) If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. (Qur’an 4:16)

Islamic beliefs are often given a ‘free pass’ in Western societies by those who feel that it would be ‘insensitive’ to probe too deeply. This kind of denial is wrong-headed and, frankly, dangerous. Equip yourself to ask the hard questions by reading ‘Questioning Islam – Tough Questions and Honest Answers About the Muslim Religion’