Islam’s Hatred of the Non-Muslim
by David Bukay Middle East Quarterly Summer 2013 , pp. 11-20 (view PDF)
It’s accepted as a truism by many liberals and multiculturalists and touted by a lot of the Western news that the “clash of civilizations” between the western as well as the Islamic world is a clash of values between a secular, tolerant, post-Christian world and a minority (albeit a sizable one) of Muslims, fundamentalists, and literalists who pervert this is of the faith-traditions. The Qur’anic verse, “there is absolutely no compulsion in religion,” is often invoked to prove that Islam isn’t the intolerant, subjugating religion that Islamist clerics like Yusuf Qaradawi or terrorists like Osama bin Laden make it down to be.
But imagine if Bush’s statement, combined with the conventional view, ignores the fact of Islam’s main principles?