Is there a ‘tipping point’ to liberal extremism?

 
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19 July 2017 05:05
 

19-year-old [assumed] Moslem sprays acid on man and his heavily pregnant girlfriend (Independent, U.K.)

Thus is merely a du jour example of the “acid attack” epidemic that is belatedly being revealed as gripping European countries (among others) who accept, house and commune with people who designate themselves as Moslems.  For further elaboration on this seeming endemic problem, refer to this short exposé: The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK: VICE Reports (YouTube)

Which leads me to my question:
Does a “tipping point” exist, whereat nations accept, address and work to redress the inherent virulent misogyny and underlying malevolence contained in Islamic doctrine?

It is unarguably clear that violent predilections do exist within text contained in The Holy Qu’ran.  This is an assayable, buttressable, irrefutable fact, and no debate implying the contrary should ever be entertained — lest it legitimises said ‘strain’ of Avrahamic sky-god worship through its discourse.  Having said that, it is indeed a professed Moslem’s interpretation of the religious tenets in question (eisegesis), that gives rise to the primordial barbarism that we see exhibited in corporeal form today.  Herein lies the rub: How to reconcile a scripture that is dubbed “the infallible word of God”, with its antiquated, bellicose prescriptions…(?)

There is a notional “tipping point” for Islamic influence within a dar al-Harb society (lit. a non Islamic society within which Moslem exist / coëxist), that is often cited as five percent (5%) of the total populace.  Once this threshold is reached, Moslems are said to become both emboldened and empowered enough to begin making demands that they would otherwise not have the sway to impose — e.g., Islamic jurisprudence / Shari’ah law.  If, for argument’s sake — and given the U.K. and France have surpassed this so-called precipice (6.1 and 8.3%, respectively), and thus serve to reënforce this hypothesis — we take this measure as a starting point; then factor in “ISIS” (or the like) extremism; those who interpret the religious scripture verbatim-literally (i.e., without vetting its ‘less savoury’ aspects, in line with the prescriptions of the societies they inhabit); those who are otherwise motivated, perhaps on impulse, to enact the more belligerent elements of the dogma (e.g., jilted lovers; filial ‘honour’ punishments); and those who carry tumultuous baggage from their previous lives (e.g., PTSD afflicted immigrants from war-torn origins) — is it not an inordinate risk to import peoples who are statistically [more] likely to fall into one or more of the aforecited anti-social categories?

When will we develop the gumption to call a spade a spade, and to start addressing issues that plague us—in order to find redress?  How long can we bury our heads to the correlation of malignant ideologies, to the malicious acts they—at very least—inspire?  And what of the arrant lack of acknowledgement, that once the neural pathways are wrought in the human brain (@ ~25 years), it is impracticable (if not impossible) to ‘re-wire’ peoples’ predispositions — does this scientific fact, alone, not negate any ensuing “integration” or “assimilation” arguments…?

Thought for the day:
If, as is forever promulgated, the overwhelming majority of ‘Islam related’ violence is indeed directed at Moslems [themselves], and not at non Moslems (*accepted statistical fact), then how can Islam be the “religion of peace” — as its actions and dispositions are so often mollified with, by its apologists?  That is, given the clear implication that Moslems cannot exist in peace, even within their own, homogeneous biome — much less, when they find themselves in non Islamic societies; wherein their proselytising bent default renders Moslems in a state of perpetual jihad (“struggle”) — how can such an ideology be one of equanimity, and not one of eradication—of all those who fail to cede to its whims…?

[ Edited: 19 July 2017 05:10 by Dumaya]
 
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19 July 2017 14:03
 
Dumaya - 19 July 2017 05:05 AM

Does a “tipping point” exist, whereat nations accept, address and work to redress the inherent virulent misogyny and underlying malevolence contained in Islamic doctrine?

Have you stopped beating your wife yet?

 
 
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23 July 2017 21:44
 

Attempted coercion of others has been a characteristic of humans at least since the first chiefdom, and probably since the first humans. Islam is not at all unique in being used as a rationale for it. Nor is the phenomenon of religion unique in being used as a rationale for it. In my opinion, opinion itself seems to be the only common rationale (the least common denominator, as it were), and opinion is simply indispensable to knowledge-driven activity where omniscience is lacking.