This is given by way of description of the conference.
Islam & Muslims need to be a positive contributing factor in today's world. For global peace & harmony there is a current and urgent need for living Islam by its followers and positive comprehension of Islam by all. (source)
And when it come to the last part of the quotation above, we get to the nub of the matter that should awaken all thinking people like a dose of smelling salts. Aha – now we understand ‘ there is evidently a current and urgent need for ‘positive comprehension of Islam by all’. Really? Who says? However, as it turns out, many on this site have read the Koran, consulted Islamic scholars, and have spoken to many [former] adherents of Islam. As a result of this research, there is clearly- on the part of those who seek – a comprehension that Islam is a NEGATIVE force in the world today because of its belief system. If one follows Islam one is obliged to engage in Jihad. Or has that changed? Let us hope Australian Muslims are a tad lazy and that most of them don’t get so far in their study of Islam. We should encourage such laziness. For knowledge of Islam and engagement in it only brings conflict. Just look at the Muslim countries of the world. Are there any, which are free of conflict? Ask yourself. Why do Muslims leave Islamic countries in such large numbers? Could it be that the nature of Islamic societies, based on Islamic beliefs are inevitably conflict ridden? Could it possibly? Or is that the question that dare not be uttered?
But of course there are answers to these question – ready to be delivered. Such as the following comment from Professor Jamil Farooqui who is billed as one of the ‘International’ speakers. This is the entry, which explains his talk.
Topic: ‘Anomalies of Muslim Societies’
“Muslims are weak, suppressed by others and down-trodden. They face numerous internal and external challenges. What are the strategies to overcome these challenges?” (source)So Muslims are poor little downtrodden Bambis? Suppressed too? Strange to hear that when I have met so many hundred of victims of Islamic violence in Islamic societies – Christians, Jews and adherents of other faiths. In one sense the heart-wrenching comment may be correct – in that Muslims seem to inflict so much violence on each other too that they are downtrodden in their own societies. NO wonder they run away from them and try to flee to any non-Islamic country that will take them. When the question is asked ‘What are the strategies to overcome these challenges’ I would like to propose a sober look at the Koran and its incitement to violence. I would like to hear that a modern day imam has abrogated he violent verses and that they no longer apply. I would like to hear that the child, woman and kaffir abuse advocated by the Koran no longer applies.
Meantime, I can only look in amazement at one of the entries. A Mr Cyrus Brooks who is Vice President of the Church of Scientology in Australia has come along with the brave topic, which I leave as a final thought for your consideration.
“Can Scientology help Islam and vice-versa?” (source)