(Draft Article) Objection: “Why do you Muslims want to throw the world back to the Dark Ages?”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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There have been a multitude of times when Muslims hear the objection from non-Muslims along the lines that: “Why do you fundamentalist Muslims wish to throw your countries and the world at large back to the barbaric Dark Ages? Are you people really so myopic?”

We would begin our answer by noting that there is a built-in problem with calling the period when Islam was revealed as “barbaric” and of the “Dark Ages”. Continue reading

Muslims, Terrorism, and “Overarching Allegiances”

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Recently, I happened to come across the quote, oft-repeated in our days, that “all Muslims are terrorists”. I do not wish to take the normal route and say that “No, Muslims are not terrorists” or “there are always bad apples in every bushel”, since such lines of defense are not relevant to many of those who hear it. Continue reading