Thursday, May 15, 2014
Abu Waleed Explains Islamic Oppression of Christians and Jews
I started studying Islam about a year before I started studying Christianity (this was in the 1990s when I was an atheist). I don't see how I could ever have converted to Islam, given the utter lack of evidence for it and the overwhelming evidence against it. Nevertheless, Sam and I have discussed what sort of Muslims we would be if we were ever to convert to Islam. In general, we suspect we would be Salafis, because the Salafi movement seems closest to what we find in the Muslim sources. More specifically, I think that, if I were a Muslim, I would be like the British Muslim speaker Abu Waleed, not because I share his views (which are repulsive), but because I agree with his interpretation of the Muslim sources.