I decided to begin by reading about the Koran
and the Mohammedan
religion. Before, my case against Islam began along the lines of "Islam denies fellowship between God and man." After reading the atheists'
web page, I found out there was more to it than that.
They prefer their religion to be called Islam (from Arabic 'islam, meaning 'submission') rather than Mohammedanism. Most western scholars have gone along with this, rather than risk the wrath of purportedly peaceful members of 'the third great Abrahamic faith'.
It was news to me that suicide bombers and other wicked terrorists had terrified Western scholars into altering their culturally-neutral scholarship! Likewise, we read:
From [the battle of Badr] forward, the name Islam ('submission') was to belie the true nature of the militant polity which to this day is an obstacle in the path to planetary peace.
It is clear that these atheists
have shown that Muslims are violent and barbaric.
Now, Islam is well know to be a religion of peace. If these even these religious 'lovers of peace' are too violent and evil for the the atheists, religion itself must be at fault! And, it's clear, only through the atheist alternative will we come to planetary peace, which is what we all want, right?