If we assume that a true Christian is one who follows the teachings of the bible very closely, then one
who treats the Bible (the word of God) as a smorgasbord and chooses which parts to believe or not
believe is less than a true Christian. Using similar reasoning, a true Muslim is one who follows the
teaching of the Quran very closely. There are many references in the Quran indicating that Muslims
regard Islam as the only true religion and that non-Muslims or those leaving the faith should be killed,
usually by beheading. The Quran also teaches that women are to be treated as slaves to men and should
be executed for adultery, often by stoning to death.
If the above is correct, and it seems to be reasonable to think so, then the Muslim extremists are, in fact,
the true Muslims. The inescapable conclusion is that we are at war with Islam despite comments to the
Is there a way out of this tangled web of Muslim beliefs? Yes, there is. Muslim leaders in the United
States should convene a meeting to modify or revise the Quran by removing the violent sections and the
death threats much in the same way as Thomas Jefferson created his bible by removing the implausible
events such as miracles. Then these Muslim leaders should announce that American Muslims are
followers of this revised Quran.