Ed Husain: “The House of Islam: A Global History” | Talks at Google

Posted By on November 16, 2019


Posted by Lewis Heart

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  1. Fuck Islam, there were Nazis who hadn't killed anybody or committed a crime too, doesn't make it okay to be a nazi.

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  2. Can someone remind me what is the punishment for apostasy in Islam? What love is there in Islam for infidels?

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  3. I fail to see any sign of the claimed love during the occupation of the Balkans by the Ottoman Empire; making religious conversion of Christians to Islam by force look like one of the 'nicest' atrocities among all else that took place during the sordid 400+ years. I am not saying that 'Christian love' (e.g. during the crusades or the conversion of the Indigenous tribes in South America) is better or whatever but I think the state-religion nexus of any persuasion is indefensible. Ottomans did commit a lot of atrocities; would they have done more or less if they followed another religion is pretty academic at this stage. What may be an interesting question to which the book/speaker doesn't seem to provide an explicit/satisfactory answer or at least what I would have like to hear more about if I was present, is that while Christians of different persuasions seem to have 'gotten the memo' and stopped killing each other under the pretext of religious differences, sins, or whatever; the equivalent proverbial penny doesn't seem to have dropped in the Muslim world. Thus the role of the particular religion (i.e. organised faith), followers, states, media… in the prolongation of this states of affairs needs to be further discussed.

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  4. Tough Comments. Many of you articulate your words in much the same way religious extremist do its just you on the other side of the coin with tunnel vision. Like a great written novel the movie version may fail to represent its true essence. Sometimes groups of people fail to represent their teachings. Do not put all your faith in the accepted versions of history to discount the Islamic doctrine . Read the Quran open minded and with intense reasoning. Or better yet google a YouTube video to save the some effort. Laterz

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  5. 12:43 : "Islamist movements are a new phenomenon since 1928, we did not have them in our history" Should I even take you seriously after this point? Not even one reference to Wahabism.

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  6. Be nice to hear a Christian defend Thier current corporate millitary terrorism and practices of murder and torture, referring to the US military.

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  7. ISIS… Is not best understood as a movement of people really wanting to enforce Islam.

    It's a better example of the kinds of groups that are more aggressive, and grab power in a power vacuum, or times of serious instability.

    The Nazis were similarly a group that only managed to gain power because of the level of instability and frustration that was widespread in Germany.

    You usually don't want any angry, fringe group to gain power anywhere.

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  8. Am not trying to be mean nor negative..however he seems to being applying a 'Revisionist' or 'Modern-era' interpenetration/application to the word Forbidden…? lolol not Its' Strict 'Religious' viewpoint/definition,which is very intriguing considering he IS talking about Religion…correct..??

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  9. Did he just mention that Hassan El Banna a good example for muslims? Dude, he established the muslim brotherhood from which all the fundamental groups emerged, are u high or sth?

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  10. That drive to be the best was what brought us algebra, chemistry, sine and co-functions, algorithms, medicine, etc. It was for the glory of God by way of enlightening mankind.

    I don't think the drive for greatness itself is problematic, but rather extremism and core values which are the more deterministic clues to dysfunctional interpretations of any orthodoxical beliefs.

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  11. Most of what he said, from start to finish can be repudiated with historical evidence. So, a big thumbs down for spreading misinformation around the world in this age of the internet. Muslims are held together by fear of afterlife in Hell and not by love. Quran is essentially a book of disrespect and hate for non-Muslims. Putting in this spin of love is a laughable joke. Lol

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  12. despite how he talks here, the book itself is a good book. You guys might want to take apeak of it in goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28260405-house-of-islam

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