He demonstrates things Islam has been accused of and how much of it is from cultural practices, not Islam. Another cultural action which is done in some Arab countries is honor killings. This is also not a part of Islam, but rather a cultural thing. The Druze in Israel and other nations (not part of Islam) have also done honor killings. And then in the quoted part here he mentions how we can learn from the wholesome and unwholesome aspects of Islam.
So I repeat, it is okay to study other religions, critique them, do a comparative analysis, but without vitriol, hyperbole. And one could do this by focusing on the doctrines, the scripture quotes, not the cultural aspects.DooDoot wrote: ↑Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:38 amThe Buddha praised vast learning. I think expecting non-critique of Islam is non-Buddhist. I think Buddhists should learn about the wholesome & unwholesome aspects of Islam. I was only now surprised to learn the Bahai were heavily political & involved in assassinations; similar to Nelson Mandela, the Irgun Zionists & other terrorists that later become mainstream leaders: