A lot of Debate has been going on with the rise of terrorist attacks in the west about how to “integrate” or develop Islam into western/ Modern societies without offending Muslims living in these communities or targeting them in a way or another. Hamed Abdel Sammad, a german Islamic studies researches from Middle Eastern/Muslim origins explores the Idea of Developing or modernizing Islam as unachievable.
The Main Texts that present the core of Islamic belief contains texts that fiercely oppose Human rights, women, gays, and even children and poses an ideological threat to modern life as we know it. So his proposed solution to this problem is to perceive Islam as a product of its era and an ideological product of the people that lived in that age, in that specific part of the world, completely taking the holy context out of these books and analyzing them as product of Human beings that had limited knowledge and technological advancement at that time.
Hamed is a researcher that was called for to be killed in many Muslim countries across the Middle East and is based in Germany and the US.
Anas b. Malik reported that some people belonging (to the tribe) of ‘Uraina came to Mohamed at Medina, but they found its climate uncongenial. So Mohamed said to them: If you so like, you may go to the camels of Sadaqa and drink their milk and urine. They did so and were all right.
It is still considered to this day among Muslim Scholars that drinking camel urine has many benefits including curing some of the most difficult diseases to cure, against repeated scientific evidence.
Hitchens was an ardent advocate for the separation of church and state; a self-described antitheist, he regarded the concept of a god or supreme being as atotalitarian belief that destroys individual freedom, and argued that free expression and scientific discovery should replace religion as a means of teaching ethics and defining human civilization. In 2007, Hitchens published his most popular book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, which was a New York Times bestseller.
After President Trump’s Executive order, Muslims are fearing different types of consequences when it comes to immigration laws in the United states, but a quick comparison between Trump’s executive order and Mohamed’s statements about Jews and christians in the Arabian Peninsula at his time. A very famous Hadith (Saying by Mohammed) is quoted by many terrorist groups such as AL-Qaeda and ISIS and constitutes the basic attitude towards Jews and christians towards the end of Muhammad’s Era in which he says : “I will Get the Jews and christians out of the Arabian peninsula till there is no one left but Muslims” (Moslem 3313).
Mohamed who slaughtered hundreds of Jews in his battles in Arabia did not imagine a state where people can integrate and live peacefully together. He envisioned a state where only his followers can be permitted to live and thrive excluding and discriminating against everybody else who is not Muslim especially Jews and christians.
The same acts is carried nowadays by groups like ISIS referencing the same acts done and statements said by mohamed more than a thousand years ago. It is a Fact that Trump’s actions or statements against Muslims is no match for What Islam teaches about other people throughout the Quran and Sunna (Statements of the prophet).
There is always a lot of talk about The integration of Muslims in the west, or europe mainly after the surge of immigration from syria, and other war torn middle eastern countries. The interesting thing is that communities grow among the muslim populations in these areas calling from extreme Islamic ideas, bans on free speech, as well as calling for sharia law and many other demands mainly by the Salafi Wahhabi’s but not spoken against by the average Muslims. It is important to note that most of these Families that came as refugees or immigrants to these countries came mostly from countries ruled by Sharia like Afghanistan, or some parts of Pakistan and, many flew from the war torn Syria including Al-raqqa which is an eastern province controlled by ISIS. Here it is beyond crucial for western leaders to stand up and put together solid legislations to ensure the acceptance of only those who are willing to integrate with the values of the countries the move to or not at all.
It is important to mention that it is the responsibility of Muslims living in western societies to integrate in the societies they live in; it is not the responsibility of these societies to accommodate them in or make changes to fit their cultural and religious backgrounds.
It is crucial for world leaders to understand that and start adopting a philosophy that will protect the values of the free world from the attack of Islamic radicalism and terrorism, Definitely not Angela Merkel’s approach of unconditioned love.