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Islam intrinsically violent - convert

From The Sunday telegraph (My comments in Italics)

ITALIAN editor and critic of Islamic extremism Magdi Allam, who converted to Catholicism from Islam and was baptised by Pope Benedict XVI, today branded his former faith as intrinsically violent.

"I had to do this (abandon Islam)", Allam wrote in a long letter to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

"Beyond ... the phenomenon of extremists and Islamist terrorism at the global level, the root of evil is inherent to a physiologically violent and historically conflictual Islam," wrote the Egyptian-born journalist, who says he has received death threats and is under police protection.

One of seven adults baptised during an Easter vigil yesterday evening, Allam, 55, is an editorial writer and deputy editor at Corriere.

Regarding a combative tone that has made him famous in Italy, Allam wrote: "Over the years my spirit has been freed from the obscurantism of an ideology that legitimises lies and deception, violent death that leads to homicide and suicide, blind submission to tyranny."

He described Catholicism as "an authentic religion of Truth, Life and Freedom".

Well- there are of course different degrees of hell, so to speak. While the Catholic church might not have waged direct war for a century or so, there are many connections to and bootlicking of totalitarian ideologies- including islam itself. Truth? What is truth and who is to be the superior being to descide what the truth is? Dalai Lama? The Pope? somebody else? As for "freedom", sorry dude but Catholicism has dogmas too. Either you have freedom. Total freedom, or non at all! Even without religion; the state has taken away a lot of freedoms from the people, and the socialists yearns to take even mor freedoms away from the people. But then of course. I rather want a Catholic church being built next door than the mosque they want to build.

Go and read the rest (link at the top of the page. Sorry for the formatting. Either Blogspot is screwing it up again or the Telegraph has some wierd HTML coding...).

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