This is revealed in that Muslim majorities favor a still greater role for religion in public affairs. And in observations, such as that by a leader of the Tunisian Islamist party Ennahda, who told a Washington, D. In short, trying to talk with a devout Muslim about John Locke or Thomas Jefferson may be a rather short conversion.
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It would be more productive to start with those lines of the Quran that rejecting forcing one's beliefs on others, such as "And do not take any human being's life -- that God willed to be sacred -- other than in [the pursuit of] justice" and "O you unbelievers, I do not worship what you worship, nor do you worship who I worship The Quran exhorts all Muslims to "call them [unbelievers] to the path of your Lord with wisdom and words of good advice; and reason with them in the best way possible" When Muhammad exclaims, "Oh Lord, these are certainly a people who do not believe," Allah responds to him, "Turn away from them and say: 'Peace'" The main subtext of our message ought to be: you may well be offended, and you may well feel that even if one has a right to publish these cartoons -- it is wrong to exercise this right when dealing with sacred subjects.
But it does not follow that it is acceptable to respond to being offended -- by killing anyone. Islam must not be used to try to legitimate killing, but should not be expected to laugh at what we find funny or mock those we try to belittle. Because we believe Muslims will be better for it if they live in a democracy, and we are called upon to help them see the light -- we tend to ask them to accept the whole megillah.
However, if they cannot come to embrace the Bill of Rights, do not see the value of freedom of expression, and are offended by cartoons -- we can live with that and with them. The main point that we must state more clearly is that we will not tolerate if they will continue to seek to impose their values on others by killing people. Livres Babar.
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