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Bitter and Frustrating Experience With Islam - By Hamida

Bitter and Frustrating Experience With Islam - By Hamida

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Published by Gilbert Hanz
So many Muslims convince themselves to be convinced even when deep inside, they are not convinced.. and even then they convince themselves of the whisperings of Satan who is the cause of their doubts- they must soldier on against this inner demon!- rather than their own ludicrous attempts to cotton-wool and sugar-coat things… at least save them from themselves!
So many Muslims convince themselves to be convinced even when deep inside, they are not convinced.. and even then they convince themselves of the whisperings of Satan who is the cause of their doubts- they must soldier on against this inner demon!- rather than their own ludicrous attempts to cotton-wool and sugar-coat things… at least save them from themselves!

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Published by: Gilbert Hanz on Jul 21, 2011
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Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims
Bitter and Frustrating Experience with Islam
 by Hamida23 May, 2007 Dear Editor,I have increasingly had doubts with the idea of a 'perfect' religion in the face of such avast spiritual tradition around the world which to me often surpasses Islam, and this ideaof the Quran being absolutely 'perfect'. My anger lies increasingly with the frustration Ioften find in talking to Muslims and the frequent methods they use to side step things,then at the same time turn it on me! I have been the victim a lot of subtle pressure and bullying.First of all, a common tactic often used is the way many Muslims twist around questions,in order to fudge a particularly uncomfortable question. I am sure many people cansympathize with me on this point. What I mean is for example ― if a question is askedabout, say, wife beating ― then they suddenly jump on about girls being buried etc in pre-Islamic Arabia and what Islam did to help them or about the prophet loving womenetc. In this way they get sucked into their own strange terrifying glass ball called Islam inits 'perfectionism', and parrot things out like a robot ― "Islam gave women rights 1400years ago…!'" In this way they gradually, and through a lot of fiery, passionate, flame-throwing talk, deflect attention away from the first issue that I was talking about! By thattime, I am already tired and listless and can't be bothered to speak to them ― psychological warring down to defend the deen!The next time, I see them or people like them, suddenly if there is a discussion aboutIslam. People look at me almost like they are trying to 'explain' to me about Islam.. dothey know meee? ...and at that point I didn't even say anything about Islam…! I findmyself the subject of strange rebuttals, almost like they had 'heard' of me beforehandfrom other. The underlying discourse of 'control' is thereby maintained. Many times Ihave found myself wondering in a conversation, 'did I say that?'...'what is this persondoing, they are commenting about something I did not even say'... I sometimes wonder if Muslims see me or the person they want to see behind me, the ideal scapegoat who is

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